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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

For my money, one of the most interesting things that happened during 2014 was the Scottish Referendum. Not the result, or for that matter the issue of Independence itself, but the fact that even in these cynical, disillusioned times it is still possible for a population to get politically motivated. Even after extensive research, much perusal of Old Moore's Almanack, casting of turkey bones and the like, I am unable to predict if the coming general election will be of more than passing interest to the British public. We are now witnesses to a level of economic injustice never previously seen in my lifetime. But apart from a tiny handful of activists most of us seem content to sit back, hope for the best, and expect the worst. So with that less that cheerful thought I will simply wish you all a Happy New Year .

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

Let's not be too gloomy over absence of activity. My old mate, Joe Jacobs, veteran of Cable Street, used to say: 'when I play chess, I am still in the game even when I'm not moving the pieces'. We don't need to act: UKIP will be destroyed by Tory Central Office, the Guardian, BBC, Telegraph, Mail, Independent, Class War and Left Unity. Combatting poverty, homelessness and the creation of an egalitarian society can be left to Russell Brand. The Pope, Prince Charles and Caroline Lucas will deal with global warming. Mike Mansfield is standing by to head the inquiry into child abuse. The Student's Unions can enforce no platforms for Christian bigots and anyone they consider fascist. We can, however, report racists, islamophobes, homophobes, sexists and malicious Tweeters to officials in the ever growing Equality and Diversity Industry. Looking good for 2015 eh. I am waiting for the bubble to burst.

All the very best for the New Year.