"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Second Rate Fuhrer's Question Time appearance

"Communists have no desire to sign up to the bourgeois consensus that stretches from the United Kingdom Independence Party to the Socialist Workers Party. We will oppose the BNP through our ongoing fight against the poison of mainstream chauvinism and nationalism - not by pandering to the anti-Nazi mythology of the British establishment, or by promoting the official ideology of divisive multiculturalism". READ MORE HERE:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Who's Afraid of Nick Griffin?

So who’s afraid of Nick Griffin and the BNP then? Well, it looks like the Socialist Workers Party, Unite Against Fascism, Morning Star, etc are - very, very, afraid. We communists, however, are not afraid. Indeed, so confident is the CPGB as to the power, correctness and popularity of its politics and programme, we would readily accept an invitation from the ‘impartial’ BBC to appear on Question time - even with likes of Nick Griffin there - in order to advocate democracy and socialism and expose the capitalist system in general and the British state in particular. Bring it on!

Monday, October 19, 2009

SWP to Split?

Is the SWP on the verge of a civil war - with the clique around John Rees about to call itself 'The Left Faction'?


Anti-fascism and the Left

This week I take-on both the putrescent English Defence League rabble AND the wretched 'popular frontism' of groups like the Socialist Workers Party, Unite Against Fascism, etc.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Defend The Bees!

Thanks to modern, intensive, capitalist, agricultural practices bees are now dying in their millions and billions. Get angry - defend the bees!
Capitalism, by its very nature, despoils and pollutes nature - all part of the job description. As Karl Marx - the first 'eco-warrior' - pointed out quite some time ago. For a great book on this subject, check out:

Defend Free Speech - Defend Dave Osler!

Quite unbelievably, the Marxist blogger Dave Osler (aka 'Dave's Part') is involved in a Libel Case over a comment made on his blog. Obviously, the implications for political blogging - and for free speech in general  in the UK - are quite considerable. And alarming.
Thankfully, Dave is receiving a lot of support - even from the British rightwing-libertarian/Tory end of the blogosphere spectrum, to quote: "Speaking on behalf of the political blogosphere, may I say that while you're clearly a terminally deluded lefty imbecile, you're our terminally deluded lefty imbecile". It almost warms your heart.

Work Longer For Less

My article on the Tory Party conference ("Work Longer For Less") for the Communist Party of Great Britain's 'Weekly Worker'.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Writing on the Wall for Brown?

Here is my latest article for the Communist Party of Great Britain's "Weekly Worker" - concerning Gordon Brown's performance at this week's Labour Party conference in Brighton, and his general election fortunes: