Sunday, January 29, 2012

Why Britain no longer cares when Continental democracy is crushed?

The question in this blog's headline, if it is really a question rather than a bold statement that quite inexplicably has a question mark at the end, is beyond the ability of this blogger to even begin to address. I have perhaps lived too long beyond the borders of the UK to have any grasp of what has happened.

The best I can offer is this linked posting from The Slog, posted last evening, which I have quoted in part with the items that struck home with me:

today marks something of a turning point for me. A real Buddhist truth is that good comes from bad. The good for me today has been to realise that no good at all is going to come from me wittering on about how terrible something is any more because, as a form of civilisation, the West has lost the ability to feel what one means by 'terrible'. All those precepts with which I was raised about justice, equality of opportunity, national self-determination and liberty have fallen down the crevasse that yawns between "Yeh...whatever" and "The markets must decide". It takes me back to a great Shavian quote from Pygmalion, where Liza's feckless Dad says, "Morals sir? I can't afford 'em".

Two things are obvious from the non-reportage of today's massively significant European developments:

1. Lone bloggers aren't going to have any effect on these deeply disturbed people we call our leaders. I've been saying this for over a year now, so it's about time I took my own advice: only concerted and mutual efforts by influential writers - in a collective, a virtual haven, a cloud or whatever the bloody hell else one chooses to call it - can ever act as a bulwark against this witches' coven of sociopathic belief in the idea that money is the object, and the human race the subject.



Blogger Robert said...

And in the meantime..

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Ari said...

Most Finns do not have any idea what's going on in their own country. Finnish newspapers are dependent on Finnish political elite, neighbouring governments and even powerful banks. Citizens are unaware of many subjects in Finland.

The Swedes executed at least 460 Finns in the spring 1918.

In Espoo near Helsinki, the Swedes fenced off the school building with barbed wire, to ban children the access to a Finnish school.

In Finland, Norway and Sweden nobody can have a public post without being a member of a certain political party.

The cult of personality surrounds Finnish Presidents: the Finnish elite has declared November 16th as the Martti Ahtisaari Day since 2011.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Thanks Robert and Ari, your comments are appreciated and interesting.

3:01 PM  

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