Friday, 19 April 2013

RIP Storm


Graphic designer

R. I. P. 

you were a gentleman and a scholar sir

Friday, 12 April 2013

the lady is for burning

I'm in room 666, please wear that pink thing I like Augusto

Thatcher is dead and I say good riddance. It is not surprising that the Tory establishment has rushed to extoll her virtues. Yes she was strong willed ( didn't listen to any one else ) and she was an individual ( not a team player). She professed to care about these lands but wanted a nice little Daily Mail lead culture ( it was all about those who can and have) and she didn't give a toss for the common people. She took school milk off the kids and she tried to smash the trade unions. I remember some of the union excesses but the treatment of the miners was a disgrace and will always be regarded as an atrocity by reasonable people.
With the aid of the Met in London and some of them could justifiably be ascribed the term pigs, she attacked the miners and their communities because they were on the opposite side of the political fence.

Later when struggling to maintain her personal power position she decided to sink the Argentinian Belgrano. The ship was running away from the Malvinas at full steam but she knew that this would make all out war unavoidable. She won but did we? Her old friend Pinochet, who apparently helped out with intelligence about the Argentinian situation, was a nice piece of work wasn't he? She did seem to have a soft spot for the odd fascist and fascist principle. 
Our troops killed many very young Argentinians in some of the worst hand to hand fighting seen since the first world war. Our troops paid dearly for that little rock in the South Antarctic seas. Was it worth it? Yes if you are a Thatcherite style imperialist but there seems no doubt that if that little rock we call The Falklands has no material value to us in the future we will hand it over to the highest bidder. In other words it was kept under the Jack because of it's material worth rather than some high ethical foundation around sovereignty. It is a staging post for oil exploration and yet more eco disaster down there and, in theory, has some strategic value. If the islanders are still grateful perhaps it is time to begin to consider the possibility that they may have been used by Thatcher and that their security may be time limited.

Some of you might remember a post I wrote, some time ago, about the Life boat principle. It requires one to make an imaginary list of the people you think most acceptable to be part of your survival crew. I would have let her in my boat so that we would be guaranteed some thing to eat. How ever unpalatable that idea might seem it seems a far more viable option than voting for her.

She had a son and a daughter who must be among the least impressive progeny in the history of tory politics. Her old man Dennis was a complete arse who played with and invested with some of the worst regimes in the world. Maggie's claim to the moral high ground did not extend to Dennis and they both benefitted massively from income derived from the exploitation and repression of people far from these shores. I won't bore you with the details. It is all out there on the net.
If you ever voted for her then shame on you. I feel shame enough for voting for Liar Blair so if you voted for Hag Thatcher you should drag out the sack cloth and ashes on Wednesday and dress for the occasion. I will join the protest over the money being spent on her over blown funeral rituals. I say just hand her over to the ex miners of South Yorkshire to chuck on the pyre. By way of memorial I suggest vinyl images of her could be stuck on every urinal in the land.

Thatcher said there is no such thing as society while Cameron speaks of the Big society. Thatcher spawned a generation containing a large group of self serving individuals who still put their own interests above all else. With out them there could be not be the current Condem pogram on the disabled and vulnerable.