Thursday, 18 August 2011

Criminality Mob Gang and Eviction

Criminality, mob and gang were the chosen words that Prime Minister David Cameron used to vilify and let lose a torrent of reactionary abuse against a whole generation. A very calculating Tory is Cameron, modeling himself on his one and only modern hero Tony Blair; indeed this was a great opportunity at hand (not god given) for some deflection, and like the captain of an oceangoing liner he is the skipper of the vessel with his hands firmly on the ships steering wheel - or so he thinks.

Indeed after the hacking of phones and the whole whoop-de-do charade’ regarding his friend  “Andy (use to be handy) Coulson. The summer vacation hadn't come soon enough, and it was really great to run away from confinement and damage entrenchment to foreign parts, leaving all his and their many troubles behind for a while, the kids and Blighty well and truly behind them. David and the lovely Samantha managed to escape to Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy, or that was the general idea, a very quiet retreat characterized by an absence or at the very least a near absence of ferment or activity that had begun to shine an unfavorable light on his own connections and Premiership, such inauspicious thunderings shook and juddered heaven, and in the hope,  the thought of him being associated in any causal connection with the crooks of  News Corporation and the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch would fade away from public retention.

That little spat of arrogance (the superior manner towards his inferiors) with the coffee and waitress, did him no real harm, but which was after all a demonstration of his sheer and absolute decadence, an indulgence in sensual pleasures; the excessive and immoral activities of those who are so rich, and of which being from that privileged and favoured class he had after all been born into and grown up with.

The first setting Tottenham, an immiserated, multi-ethnic community in north London, where a young man had been shot dead by police in what are very dubious circumstances that still  remain incomprehensible and unexplained.  The seconed setting a peaceful vigil was held outside the local police station where the mood turned angry and bule when no one from the police would come out to talk to the grief-stricken and bereaved family. What followed was a running battle between local youths – as multi-ethnic as the local population – and police. The arson and looting came in the wake of that.

In my writing this I must remember, that between 1988 and 2011, there were 333 people killed whilst in police detention and Cameron thinks that twitter and now free speech are a problem, and on August 11 he suggested that people will be banned from using Twitter for speaking up and against social injustice.

In the days that supervened upon - riots and disorder spread up the land, the working class youth of urban cities took to the streets in what must be said: was a path of deadly destruction. Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham to name but a few; and they ransacked, looted and incinerated; the media loved it and accordingly had a field day, a picnic bashing of the young whilst negating and avoiding any of the deep-seated issues that underscored and led to an explosion of not just anger but deep frustration with a society that has not only let them down, but is now laying them upon that alter, as sacrifices to the world crisis of capitalism. They had seen the students literally beaten up by politicians employment of the police, and now moving this narrative on, the British political establishment and state apparatus are imposing the most vicious class justice on a whole generation, if one can call it justice. As senior Tories praised 'exemplary' jail terms, a Liberal Democrat minister has taken a swipe at the Prime Minister, saying it was 'dangerous' for politicians to try to influence judges. Lord McNally, a Liberal Democrat justice minister, said the courts must operate independently and warned: 'It's dangerous when politicians try to do the sentencing.'

Of course we should not disregard the needless deaths of three young Muslims killed as they protected the family shop or the pensioner putting out a fire, the young man hospitalised after being mugged, fleeced and deceived by some very evildoing individuals, such savagery is an endemic disease perpetuated and a mirror reflection of the sort of society we live in, one is reminded of this when Cameron’s response is to whip-up hate as vigilante mobs roamed the streets hunting for “rioters” - backed by the Muslim-hating English Defence League.
As a result of Cameron's ill-conceived, misbegotten and sorry, but bastardly crackdown of  no value or worth, our prisons are now at breaking point with the riot burden. More than 115 people have been convicted so far, while 843 are being kept in jails awaiting outcomes of their cases. In London alone, police are aiming for 3,000 convictions.

There are real problems with what Cameron has unleashed such as a 'post code lottery' on sentencing as punishments very throughout the county. Then there is the whole ruling class vindictive punishment of eviction from social housing which should be opposed and resisted by our movement, this is a subject that my next post will consider as I intened to report on my local councils intensification and attack on working class people.

So as the state clampdown continues against working class youth unabated I am begining to think of this moving poem, it is of cource about youth and the 'Holocaust' but there is relevance I think!"

We played, we laughed
we were loved.
We were ripped from the arms of our
parents and thrown into the fire.
We were nothing more than children.
We had a future. We were going to be lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers. We had dreams, then we had no hope. We were taken away in the dead of night like cattle in cars, no air to breathe smothering, crying, starving, dying. Separated from the world to be no more. From the ashes, hear our plea. This atrocity to mankind can not happen again. Remember us, for we were the children whose dreams and lives were stolen away.
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Robert said...

I've my own feeling on this, sadly only a week ago we had a Blue plague ceremony in my town for the last rioters to be shot in the UK in 1911, Churchill stated he was disapointed because it had ended the troops involvment with Riots or marches he said we should have carried on and given them a good kicking.

But of course in 1910 we had the Tonypandy Riots, both these riots of course were marches with placards which went some say went wrong others say it was correct.

But Riots tend to not really work, and I suspect this will do little for the working class what's left of us.

But yes Cameron and Blair and Thatcher will stick together they are the same class type.

But in the end who has won anything nobody.

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