“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 1 July 2011

It's that man again!

There is no doubting the fact that, no matter how generous a view you may have of immigration,the expansion of the EU and the large number of East Europeans arriving here has resulted in some problems. The pressure on schools, housing and the NHS is real enough. But people move to other areas or countries to make a better life for themselves. Always have and always will. Frequently the incomers are resented by those already established and history shows how tension can so easily turn to tragedy especially in economic hard times. Against this background Ian Duncan Smith (Is he malevolent or just stupid? I can never make my mind up.) has made an intervention of such irresponsibility that it beggars belief. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "IDS - you couldn't fucking make him up".


Gitane said...

IDS's statement in Madrid is en par with EP's "river of blood" explosion 40 years ago. The UK working class having gone from "the salt of the earth to the scum of the earth" in 2 decades are now subjected to the inferences of being poorly educated,idle, politically and socially impotent. The blue touch paper that the EDL have long awaited is now well and truly lit. Fascism is the ideology behind IDS's rhetoric and the precursors are evidently relevant in his past statements. Family, education (especially history),religion and now foreigners have shadowed his Tory belief system.
He also argues that the state and boss clubs like the CBI have ignored the depreciation of the working class nationally. Populist and classically fascist rhetoric given the support his class gives to billionaire tax dodgers, hedge fund casino economics and neo-liberal elitist schools of political opinion etc.
The political acceleration of the language of anti immigration is nothing more than an attempt to destabilise the attacks on the rich that have sprung up throughout the world. Lessons of history and all that.
Anarchists have always kept their anti fascist badges sharp and bright, the left will need to dust their's off if they want to survive.

james walsh said...

IDS is proof of the statement 'a little knowledge can be a dangerious thing'.