“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, August 17, 2015

How Can You Stand It?

You poor Brits, when I listen to the BBC it's like reading Pravda. The British Pravda. Austerity Pravda. For instance, I just heard that "credible" meant "in step with international capitalism" whatever that means--which I guess means beyond-Friedmanite austerity religion (which isn't the same thing, by the way).

"Credible" as in "someone who leads the Labour Party who could get elected." You know, like those endless band conversations about whether we sound too much like Whitesnake or not.

It's so irrelevant, depressing and boring. And stupid.

And still I haven't yet heard a single interview with the front runner aka Jeremy Corbyn.

1 comment:

Andi said...

hi! from England: yes, yes, yes. and yes. the BBC is dreadful at the moment. I've not heard Corbyn on the radio recently either but apparently he is out on the road talking to big groups of people. however there is a good side - the panic of the establishment that someone is even giving these ideas an airing is a joy to behold.