Sunday, 14 November 2010

A New Generation and Students Show the Way!"


The last week really has been packed to capacity with what I can only describe as breathtaking and gasping hope!”

Oh what a week this last week has been comrades!”

The Students fired the first shot at this greedy capitalist state and in the class war now opening up against the cuts. And ‘didn’t they do well’, as they use to proclaim on the Generation Game when the contestants recalled the goody’s on the conveyer belt.

A new generation not a game has now come to the forefront: There are fifty-thousand good reasons why today we should all be grateful to our students. They broke the mould of restraint; the straitjacket is off at last and no longer working!”

The establishment are now concerned; and well they should be, for all these things austerity are no done deal.

My guess is that the Students felt betrayed with Clegg and by the LibDem’s, but particularly with the Orange crocus who are now at the hart of government, and let’s just remember that they have and share a similar ideology and political orientation to that of the Tories!”

Their dishonesty has been outrageously criminal. Take Nick Clegg for instance, who has now admitted, to the dismay and understandably to that of thousands of students. That he should never have signed a pre-election pledge to oppose rising tuition fees. What a game these lot play, and if I were an ordinary member of that party I would do more than just think about burying my head in a bucket of sand, but get out of sight and don’t tell anyone ever you’re a member. I can think of and recall all those that I met over the years who left the Labour Party for the LibDem’s, thinking that somehow they were to the left of Labour, some joined because they thought Tony Blair taking the country to war and that the subsequence illegal invasions’ was a New Labour step to much to stomach, and whilst I’m at it I better mention the hundreds of deselected former Labour councillors who wondered into their ranks when they couldn’t get back on the council, position seeking and running local capitalism always their driving principle.

My own time in politics has seen remarkable changes in those establishment political parties, it’s as if they have all merged into the same flowing stream, like the running water flowing on under the earth, and there current is the fluid, their bid to run capitalism!”

About two years ago I stumbled across and read an interesting newspaper interview with the former Leader of what was known in his time as the Liberal Party. Jeremy Thorpe anyone still remember him? And how well known is Jeremy Thorpe these days? Apart from the fact that he was involved in some sort of court case that ended his career, does anyone remember anything much about him? Does anyone under the age of forty even know the name? Possibly not. There was a time when he seemed like a fairly major player in British politics, even negotiating with Ted Heath over the possibility of a coalition government in 1974, but his principal contribution was himself, there's little trace left of his time as leader of the Liberal Party. In the 30 years since his departure from the front line of establishment politics. Thorpe now stricken with Parkinson's disease these past three decades has kept out of the lime-light.  However he made some very interesting comments about what he thought the Tories were about under the leadership of David Cameron, and this was at a time when Cameron was busy moving his hair-parting from one side of the head to the other, as well as undertaking a re-vamping the image of the Tory party, and in came that mighty oak and green logo, masking over, hiding the deep blue that Thatcher herself was so keen on that her articles of clothing should reflect like some cracked and crazed football worshiper.


As Cameron was applying the make-up to his party’s public image, some on the Tory backbenches were unduly worrying about what and which direction was he taking the party?  They and as we now know, really had no need to be alarmed; and can you believe that Jeremy Thorpe now suffering  as I say from Parkinson's disease and retired from public life but still able to predict before the election the rightwing thrust this government has taken. What I do wonder then, is what would the likes of Thorpe think about his modern predecessor and the orange, blue locust like migratory grasshoppers, that control the party he once led?”

Now let’s not get carried-away with the likes of Thorpe, for he is a cut from the same cloth as Cameron and Clegg but operating in different times; but let me leave you with the wit with which Thorpe became famous for at the height of his popularity, with his impeccable suits, velvet-trimmed overcoats and natty hats had a certain kind of male style, his wit rarely missed the mark. In 1962, when the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, sacked seven of his Cabinet to try to preserve his administration, Thorpe declared: "Greater love hath no man than that he should lay down his friends for his life."  

This brings me to an interesting conversation I had the other night with comrade Brain Hopper, always a fountain of knowledge in life, tempered with a real experience. He was telling me about his younger son’s heartache and the stress at having his car stolen, driven and then burnt-out and left abandoned in a field near a place called and would you believe ‘Dragonby’ which is near Scunthorpe, just outside in fact, and in North Lincolnshire. Brain brought home to me just how life in the opening decades of the 21 century has become degenerated in comparison to say 30 short years ago. There is something seriously wrong in capitalist society, when workers steal from others, and from there own kind, and then again some may say, that which has always gone on and always will, but that hardly answers the problem; that others are forced to cope with  the closed narrow and selfish disrespect by what others do. It may have only been (in this case) a car to most including those who stole it; but to this young man, it was part of his tool-kit, the means by which he travelled to and from the steelworks, did the shopping, picked the kids up from school and always available for the unexpected family crises, burnt, melted and wielded into a field; not a dream but a nightmare!”

In all probability; it was youngsters’ that took this young workers car for a joy-ride and then fired-It!”

And so I started this post by hailing the young students amongst us the working class, and for their tremendous demonstration, which included the invasion of the Tories Head Office at Millbank, and end it with an example that says more than anything that youth, our young people are wondering into the abyss that deprivation and want has brought on. If things are to change then socialists must get amongst them, we must bring the arguments of change and invite them to participate, only by working with each other can we overcome our one common enemy world capitalism?”

Last week young people led by example, they opened the way, they sent shock waves into the coalition, they opened up the class war and we must fall into and amongst their ranks, let 50,000 turn into millions!”

2 comments:

Chris H said...

I'm old enough to remember Thorpe!

A fantastic read there and it shows the encouragement you've got from the students' actions.

There needs to be a move away from this concept of the professional politican which I believe is blending them all into the same bland mould. Parliament itself becomes the goal, not the tool for radical change. There were some interesting stats about the background of Labour MPs recently. They were hardly representative of the working class!

The anger of the students is a shout that the establishment should hear, but we know they will ignore it. Milliband should have been on his feet in Parliament praising the students. I can't imagine Hardie or Lansbury keeping quiet about the matter.

Norbert said...

Thanks comrade, Very kind. The students are a much needed breath of fresh air!"

In total agreement about Milliband!!

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