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
BBC iPlay public interest fair use claimed
Six Impossible things
Is the Norweigan Blue really a Norwegian Red?
.Turnout and Tactical Voting will be key as with 2017
Political Maths the Long View.
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
democrats even as they grow older.
Purdah, purdah purdah, its Purdha out there.
Bias Slant wishful thinking and Rovian reality-based communities.
The CIA is Alegic to Lefties. 1951. ( Election Interference CIA or KGB?) Mi5/Mi6 whose side are they on, perhaps Mr Sedwill could be wheeled out to give an account of himself?
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.
Paul Foots article on Shelly is well worth a read, Queen Mab is other worldly in its deep wisdom.
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
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?
A WELL HUNG PARLIAMENT SIGNIFIES VIRILE DEMOCRACY.
and more of my own poetry can be found at this link.
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1813
A Philosophical Poem (in 9 parts)V. Page 37.
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.
I get Angry and not a little confused
via The 2018 and 2019 local election results suggested the Conservatives might struggle to get a majority at the next general election I do think this is a very promising Indicator. The spread in the Opinion Polls seems so wide as if two different weighting factors are in use. https://notthegrubstreetjournal.com/2019/12/11/capons-turkeys-and-norweigan-blues-ge2019will-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-a/
A question appeared on Quora?
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.
´´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.”
‘And these words shall then become
Like Oppression’s thundered doom
Ringing through each heart and brain,
‘Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number-
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you-
Ye are many-they are few.’
Percy Bysshe Shelley