Is this too much of a shoe-horn? Probably, though it’s music of a sort; just music that first makes you giggle hysterically and then fills you with an all-consuming rage that these people run the country and have significant influence in the world, and look to have a fair chance of carrying on after next year’s election if our pathetic excuse of an opposition don’t get their act together sharpish – and if they have any sense, ditch all the vacuous slogans that have doubtless been thought up by expensive marketing consultants, and just put this on repeat on every mainstream media channel… “We have the bravery to bring back slavery.. I’m not saying it isn’t funny. It is to me; I’ve got lots of money…” It’s funny because it’s true. It’s infuriating because it’s true.

7 thoughts on “GET ANGRY

  1. This week’s fuck-you sandwich of ‘help rich pensioners/cut benefits/reduce tax for the rest’ actually took my breath away. Dave will say (and convince himself to believe) anything that Georgie and Lynton tell him to. He has the integrity of a dog turd. A sloppy dog turd.

    As an antidote, go and see Pride. You will weep tears of joy, anger and, ultimately, pride.

    • Pride actually (more or less) made me and the fella go on the Climate Change March the other Sunday. We came out of the cinema going, “What on earth do we ever fight for?” And then started thinking about what we ought to. So yeah, entertaining and a wake-up call (to arms).

      • good for you bishbosh – I used to demonstrate lots (not that I’m overtly political – I just detest politicians recreating Animal Farm once they are in power).. I made a point at the end of the justice theme (lost in the pages of song title quips):

        Mentions of the Miners links in with the twisted abuse of freedoms that the Conservative party managed to slip into law – it took them a decade and the tabloid hysteria about playing music they didn’t understand:
        “wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”
        A perfect excuse to bring in laws that could then be used against anyone with the simplest of peaceful protests on their minds (don’t chant and clap – you WILL be arrested) – They would NEVER have to suffer the uprising of Unions again – just because of a few raves giving tabloid editors a hard on.
        There was a great article on comment is free back in 2009: The prophecy of 1994
        When legislation gives excessive powers to the state, those powers will eventually be used. When hard-won liberties are stripped away with a stroke of the monarch’s pen, they may never return.
        Those of us who organised against the criminal justice bill back in 1994 may have been disorganised and dishevelled. We may have been idealistic, and we may have been naive. But for all that, we were right.
        And to think the shadow home secretary could have opposed the bill but he sacrificed British civil liberties on the altar of political expediency – thankfully Tony Blair was never to be heard of again.

        I met the Ms. at the massive London anti-war demo in 2003, where anything from 750,000 to 3 million people took part, this in contrast to the one person demonstrating in favour of it outside the Iraqi section of the Jordanian Embassy on the day. London being just one of 600 cities around the world to host an anti war march.
        All the leaders ignored that ground swell – those numbers being JUST the people that could leave work and travel to a major city. Being ignored cemented the feeling that politicians of any breed just do what they want – NOT the will of the people.
        We have children, young children, now – remember that law that Blair DIDN’T oppose, well the police now kettle and trap demonstrators for hours on end – ourselves and many of our friends CANNOT take our children into an area that could at any point mean that they imprisoned for that time without food or toilet facilities – this is abuse by the authorities. One that Blair allowed – freedom to have an alternative viewpoint is/has been (un)subtlety destroyed. I care about wanting my voice heard – but I am massively protective of my children.
        How did this country ever get to a state that the overlords batter and the media feeds the ‘us and them’ paranoia to keep the weak in-fighting? they then laugh all the way to the bank.

        It’s sick.

        But as voting doesn’t work (those in power now were NOT voted in) the little alternative with sane policies are ignored because UKIP makes for so much more ‘fun’ stories – so we just work locally to change things – small independent movements that can at least be worked on and do help the community.

        Trouble is the idiots still run the asylum (our community wind turbine didn’t get up and running because rent a mob outsiders came in to protest it:
        Them, “but it kills the migrating birds” …
        Me, “RSPB use wind turbines to power their buildings (from Ecotricity here if you’d like to check), they do a lot of research – if there was any truth in what you say there would be a huge conflict of interest in the PROTECTION OF BIRDS bit in their name”) …

        but we have a community smallholding and a truly local shop – small things matter and can be achieved……


        angry from the Independent Republic of Iceni

      • Amen to all that, Shane. I’m nowhere near as political as I could/should be. Partly through apathy, partly through a resigned/disillusioned feeling that nothing I personally do/say will make the blindest bit of difference. But if we don’t try… That said, there were “only” about 40,000 on the Climate Change March, so I imagine the government can quite easily ignore that one – given the ease with which the 2003 anti-war demo was ignored.

      • I confess I was never a big demonstrator, but the Miner’s Strike was something that I had to support. The feeling of purpose and solidarity with other like-minded people that I felt whilst shaking my collecting bucket in Chorlton Precinct every Saturday was something I treasure. Jeering at Richard Madeley as he walked past without dipping his hand in his pocket, likewise. Pride brought some of that feeling back to me.
        It also brought back the visceral hatred I felt for ‘that woman’, whose policies and actions decimated the working population of this country, opened the doors to the City leeches, pushed the heroin of easy credit at us and ensured all future politicians avoided any policy that was sympathetic to humanity in general. She’s on the front of the Graun again today – making it difficult for me to read the front page – where they describe the astonishingly divisive speech she was intending to make when the IRA tried to serve humanity by bombing her.

        Good on yer, bish, for joining the Climate March, but the age when political policies are guided by anything other than economics seem to be long gone. I’m not sure that demos ever made that much difference either but the 2003 Iraq march seems to imply that they certainly don’t any more. The only glimmer of hope I see on that front is the Rockefellers’ stated intent to disinvest in oil.

  2. Demos are what we had before the internet and are still the (superior) analogue interface of dissent – you can click as many petitions as you want sitting in your lingerie but the street has a different edge. Sorry to have missed you there bb!

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