🎥 Must-watch: Anna Soubry vs Caroline Flint on the Norway/EEA optionvia @YouTube
Interview #GE2019 John Ward aka The Slog By Roger Lewis https://youtu.be/asTJvl_rx0Y via @YouTube This is the link which people can set a reminder to watch live the recorded stream is then down loadable and I will upload it to bit shoot when we finish.
The Blog takes your comnmentry from 2010, 2015 Brexit and 2017 and of course your 2019 last post regarding shenanigans.
I would propose we do an interview Format.
I will Interview.
Biography, Back ground I will take this from the Slog.
Is Boris is Get Brexit done Credible, yes or no and why?
What are the real Issues this election as opposed to narrative talking points.
Are the Political Class in touch and aware of real issues?
Can you explain what you mean by Process Politics.?
Whats your gut feeling on
2. WHo will win and by what majority if you say there will be a winner?
What is your Slogan for summing up this election. Boris has Lets get Brexit done and COrbyns is some variation on for the many and not the few.
Whats your Suggestion.
Wiki Ballot, Tactical voting didd Farage blow it?
Lets look at
We did 2019
Lets look at the questions on the live Chat?
Live chat question and answers from sloggers.
Thats the suggested format I will make sure I have studies the blogs I have added in, please do suggest which blogs around those dates you feel set out what the trends and concerns are which the Slog so ably talks about.
Good night etc….
If You could knock out a blog and give the link to sloggers I think we will get a good live audience when I did it with David Malone we had a few hundred.
The Bitchute recording will generate more traffic that You Tube and will get around your shadow ban too , I am confident of that.
We can log on and do a trailer if you like to do a strema rehearsal I suggest we at least have 10 minutes ahead of time as a minimum to deal with any gremlins.
mentions Capons, Turkeys and Norwegian Blues. #GE2019 Will Santa finds out whose naughty and nice. Who Will win the race for number Ten. Grub Street Says Corbyn, Wiki Ballot says, Johnson who believes in Santa and Who Believes in Dead Parrots?#TwoFing…
In 1984, Mann published The Autonomous Power of the State: its Origins, Mechanisms, and Results in the European Journal of Sociology. Fellow scholars responded to Mann’s theoretical construct in Ancient States and Infrastructural Power: Europe, Asia, and America (2016).
Mann’s works include The Sources of Social Power (four volumes) and The Dark Side of Democracy, spanning the entire 20th century. He also published Incoherent Empire, in which he attacks the United States’ ‘War on Terror‘ as a clumsy experiment in neo-imperialism.
The last two volumes of The Sources of Social Power, Global Empires and Revolution 1890-1945 and Globalizations 1945-2011, were published by CUP in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Mann’s work has been subject of several books, including J.A. Hall and R. Schroder (eds). The Anatomy of Power: Social Theory of Michael Mann, (Cambridge UP, 2006) and R. Schroder (ed.) Global Powers: Michael Mann’s Anatomy of 20th century and Beyond, (Cambridge UP, 2016).
Media Lens state that they felöt Russel Brand caved in on his questions to easily giving away to Millibands rhetoric. I personally saw a lack of self confidence which is a shame as I say below I think Russel Brand has the intellectual apparatus to debate these issues in greater depth.Brevity really is the enemy of understanding.´´ If you want to say something that questions the religion( Ruling Paradigm), you’re expected to give evidence, and that you can’t do between two commercials. So therefore you lack concision, so therefore you can’t talk.´´—Noam Chomsky, Conversations with History Institute of International Studies, University of Berkely.
Brave effort Russel and Milliband, but a longer interview is needed to pin down what he stands for and what the questions and problems are. More of a benefit to Milliband I would have thought and generates rather more heat than light.
I think Russel is capable of following through on the questions but to me seems to lack confidence in his own intellectual depth and this seems to be holding him back. Might sound strange to say a narcissist lacks self confidence but if with knowledge certainty decreases it is consistent with the learning curve Russel has clearly been on. For me personally I think its worth cutting Russel some slack and offering support and encouragement I think he has what it takes to kick these issues around and Pin TPTB down on issues. His interview with Owen Jones is quite good actually.
Hi, Tim Seasons Greetings. On the post, I do not think it is one of your best.
It says that seeds predicts all of this and then gives a straightforward monetary analysis.
I find this disappointing. I am going to download the resources and look for the correlations you are claiming but which you have not explained here.
One glaring point missing from your analysis, even though you give per capita GDP and Debt figures are that wealth redistribution and increased inequality is not stripped out of your figures.
I have become increasingly persuaded that the precariat is a matter of political Design and not some accident or necessity due to energy constraint realities. I believe it is explained by the oldest cause of want and that is the greed of a corrupted elite.
Since 2008 net wealth of the very top 1% has increased in the UK by better than 185%, the bottom part of society is much worse off. This is of course in solely Monetary measures.
To go some way to adding to the analysis I found this excellent paper at the House of Commons online library the other day.
15. Taxation comprises three fundamental economic parts:
l Creation of the medium of taxation and issue into the economy
l Distribution of the medium of taxation through the economy
l Collection of the medium of taxation
17. Modern taxation systems are still based around the creation, distribution and collection of tokens, but the tokens now take electronic rather than physical form. These tokens are bookkeeping entries in the banking system. The structure of the taxation system and the economy it controls is determined by the rules under which these electronic bookkeeping tokens are created, distributed and collected. Coins and notes are still issued in small quantity but are subsidiary to the banking system’s bookkeeping entries.
19. “Contemporary governments grant the exclusive power to issue the medium of taxation to a state-sanctioned banking cartel. The banking cartel comprises a central bank and private member banks. The central bank is responsible for price-fixing, information sharing, promoting member interests and preventing member defaults. Serving the public interest is not a primary goal of a central bank. The cartel holds the exclusive power to set the price of and issue the medium of taxation. Governments generally prohibit the issue of alternative media for exchange and mandate payments of taxes only in the cartel-issued medium.”
Sometimes, we have to desist from valour in favour of discretion. The Parliamentary, media, EU, Leftlib and Whitehall élites are not going to let any meaningful (today’s new word for pointless) form of Brexit happen. If they can’t terminate the foetus or strangle it at birth, they will starve it, cripple it and spit at it such that it stands no chance of reaching adulthood with any self-esteem. I’m coming round to the view that we should let them have their way, and then leave the Eunatics to face the consequences. There are, after all, much bigger storms gathering elsewhere.
Kings, priests and statesmen blast the human flower
Even in its tender bud; their influence darts
Like subtle poison through the bloodless veins
Of desolate society. The child,
Ere he can lisp his mother’s sacred name,
Swells with the unnatural pride of crime, and lifts
His baby-sword even in a hero’s mood.
This infant arm becomes the bloodiest scourge
Of devastated earth; whilst specious names,
Learnt in soft childhood’s unsuspecting hour,
Serve as the sophisms with which manhood dims
Bright reason’s ray and sanctifies the sword
Upraised to shed a brother’s innocent blood.
Let priest-led slaves cease to proclaim that man
Inherits vice and misery, when force
And falsehood hang even o’er the cradled babe,
Stifling with rudest grasp all natural good.
Queen Mab Shelly. 44 iv
What do we learn from Lies Damned lies and statistics,
Polling and rhetoric and voting logistics.
Perhaps that Mandates like beauty are
in the eye of the beholder. Who Whilst in Glass houses,
should Think twice before casting that Boulder.
Indeed one, should always be mindful
of the many known unknowns. And That politicians are rarely
I will be keenly awaiting this first clue as to how today is turning out, 11 pm Swedish Time 10 pm ish UK time. For the 1987, 92, and 97 Election My Ex Nicola Evans and our Great Friend Jeremy Cross sat up through the night hoping for Labour Victory. In 97 we were of course Jubilant although, reservations about Tony Blair turned out to be correct. In 87 and 92 we were all rooting for Alf Dobbs the Labour Candidate for Battersea who we had all voted for By 97 I was living in the East End in Tower Hamlets as was Nicola and Jeremy was living in waterloo next to The festival Hall. It was from Our house in Tower Hamlets that Jeremy and I went to The Royal Festival Hall and then on to an All Night Pub at Smithfield for a Pint of Guinness and Breakfast to celebrate the End of the Thatcher era ( or so we thought). This time around fed up with Labour I have thrown my lot of hopes in with supporting the Greens who I hope do well and that a Left coalition can oust the Blairitee core of Labour and get back to some honest Socialist Democracy.
I owe my most precious possession , my education, to State funded and Grant aided Primary, secondary and further education. Student loans and Tuition fees are to me indefensible and such a massive bar to equality of opportunity.
Conspiracy rabbit holing can be tricky. It only takes a slight glitch in your interface with the establishment propaganda matrix to make you acutely aware that the talking heads on TV and the politicians in Washington are lying to everybody, and that’s often all it takes to get you asking questions. But once you move toward trying to get those questions answered, it can be so easy to get lost along the way.
Interesting Questions and a clear shared experience. Rupert Sheldrake has a theory he calls Morphic Resonance, it says that once thought or knowledge initiates in a species then the Knowledge replicates over space and time through a sort of metaphysical internet cloud.
In Shellys Poem the Masque of Anarchy he states , “Rise Like Lions after Slumber, in unvanquishable Number, throw your chains to ground like Dew, We are many they are few” .
Paul Foots article on Shelly is well worth a read, Queen Mab is other worldly in its deep wisdom. https://www.marxists.org/archive/foot-paul/1975/06/shelley.htm
Globalisation Un-Entangled. (Work in Progress, Danger Poet at Work)
shadows cast from secret whispers, taps on streams of digital Imprints what oppressor does not despise what oppression will not censor and misdirect Secretive cabals of liberal political correctness
Self-censored fearing the exile of dissentGchq Nsa Kvd , hacking whos democracyWhat democracy, sings with the voice of explosions
Tripartate accords of old, a Gold Standard. As Piggs Shit Brics and Lutherean Shards profer Gaping anuses and Calvanist certainties Divine providence and eminent domain
Democracy perverted. Union now as then in ´38, current quarrelsMr Striets Union and Mr Orwells NiggersNot counting Niggers, the other´s not like ussix hundred million disenfranchised, is it more today?
hence it follows,
that, to subject the labouring classes to unnecessary labour,
is wantonly depriving them of any opportunities of intellectual
Improvement; and that the rich are heaping up for
their own mischief the disease, lassitude, and ennui by
which their existence is rendered an intolerable burthen.
true pension-list is the rent-roll of the landed proprietors:
they demand from us but a slender portion of industry. If
wealth is a power usurped by the few, to compel the many
to labour for their benefit. The laws which support this
system derive their force from the ignorance and credulity
of its victims: they are the result of a conspiracy of the
few against the many, who are themselves obliged to
purchase this pre-eminence by the loss of all real comfort.
The commodities that substantially contribute to the sub-
sistence of the human species form a very short catalogue,
these only were produced, and sufficiently produced, the
life, may be devoted to the cultivation of the understanding,
species of man would be continued.
My friend from Germany says America is not the greatest country in the world. How can I convince him otherwise? by Kevin Dolgin
The Tension between Domestic and Foreign Policy and the separation of the two is actaully a theme in Dr Henry Kissinger’s Doctoral Thesis.
Henry Kissinger, A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-1822 (1957)
´´There are at least two forces at work against which the tragic hero of the statesman struggles. The first is “the problem of legitimizing a policy within a governmental apparatus;” an issue Kissinger calls a “problem of bureaucratic rationality” (Kissinger 2013, 326). While the making of policy is defined by contingency and flexibility, bureaucracies of government measure success in terms of calculability and safety, characteristics uncommonly associated with the messy process of policymaking (Kissinger 2013, 326 – 327).´´
It´s always nice to be able to quote a bit of Shelly,
Castlereagh appears with other members of Lord Liverpool’s Cabinet in Shelley’s poem The Masque of Anarchy, which was inspired by, and heavily critical of, the Peterloo massacre:
I met Murder on the way –
He had a mask like Castlereagh –
Very smooth he looked, yet grim;
Seven bloodhounds followed him
All were fat; and well they might
Be in admirable plight,
For one by one, and two by two,
He tossed them human hearts to chew
Which from his wide cloak he drew.
Carol Quigley is very good on the public opinion point in Tragedy and hope he says this.
Quigley’s words.p.232 tragedy and Hope.
´´but criticism should have been directed rather at the hypocrisy and lack
of realism in the ideals of the wartime propaganda and at the lack of honesty of the chief negotiators in carrying on the pretence that these ideals were still in effect while they violated them daily, and necessarily violated them. The settlements were clearly made by secret negotiations, by the Great Powers exclusively, and by power politics. They had to be. No settlements could ever have been made on any other bases. The failure of the chief negotiators (at least the Anglo-Americans) to admit this is regrettable, but behind their
reluctance to admit it is the even more regrettable fact that the lack of political experience and political education of the American and English electorates made it dangerous for the negotiators to admit the facts of life in international political relationships.”