"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)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cameron's Euro Veto Con Trick

EXTRACTPlaying the part of Winston Churchill, or at least in his imagination, David Cameron went to the Brussels lair on December 9 and showed the British bulldog spirit. Standing up for the plucky underdog, he vetoed any amendments to the Lisbon treaty. Naturally, Cameron was defending Britain’s interests against the creeping advance of the Hydra-headed Euro-bureaucracy.
Of course, what Cameron actually said he was doing was protecting the City and its interests - in whose name he exercised his veto. Not you and me. He made no bones about that. The very same bankers, speculators and spivs who have grown obscenely rich and privileged whilst British workers - just like European workers - face a regime of increasing austerity and steady immiseration. Indeed, the very same people - as servants of capitalism - who have been rewarded for their part in bringing the world economy to the brink of catastrophic collapse. They get fabulous bonuses beyond the dreams of avarice, whilst we get a pay cut or have to work longer for less when it comes to our pensions.
In short, Cameron was standing up for the interests of UK capitalist club and the predatory City - against the capitalist bureaucracy of the European Union ‘superstate’.

No comments: