"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, February 10, 2012

Greek Razor Edge

Euro: in danger
EXTRACTAnger obviously mounting, Nikos Sofianos - who sits on the central committee of Communist Party of Greece (KKE) - told a local radio station on the morning of the demonstrations that the Papademos government is “murderous”, and pledged that the KKE will “do everything in our power to stop this agreement with foreign lenders” being carried out. The troika - “We won’t let them pass”, he told his audience in demagogic fashion.
The real tragedy, of course, is that the KKE’s ‘solutions’ to the crisis in Greece - and Europe as a whole - would be just as disastrous for the working class as the troika’s austerity plans, if not more so. Withdrawal from EU “capitalist club” into splendid ‘socialist’ isolation: the ‘Albanianisation’ of Greece. A programme for true misery and impoverishment from the JV Stalin and Mao handbook.

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