Archive for October, 2011

It’s never really a fair fight!

On Tinternet today to read the report of the Ice Hockey and then ended up watching all the videos posted of the “Occupy” protests in New York and other places.

I’m always struck by how we need to find a consensus on how to do “protest”. The New York protests I’ve watched have typically been by skinny, hippy, green, environmental types……I kinda fall into that category and have been on a few similar demos over the years. And we always get messed about by the police:-

It’s like when you go up the park to play football (or cricket) and the local bullies beat you up. The next time you go you invite your big cousin or that big boy round the corner who usually sits on his own reading war comics and carving guns out of pieces of wood. And he’s bigger than the bullies so they think twice about slapping him about.

It’s the same with the demo’s. The police soon see that these “indie kids” are no great physical threat so any sign of trouble…slap them down……and then we get to hear about it and the “indie kids” get fed up getting slapped about so they go home and get the big dude from the street who’s not that interested in politics but likes a wee laugh now and again.

The only skinny kids that I’ve noticed didn’t get huckled were the topless ones!!

Don’t think I’d get the same understanding if I tried that tactic!!


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Theresa May is not making it up!

With all the issues that are troubling “ordinary” people you can always trust the sensibilities of the likes of Theresa May to leap to prejudice and ill advised judgement. I’m always amazed by the way well educated tories swallow this nonesense. What a waste of a private education. I keep expecting someone from the platform at a Tory Conference to announce that there two “b”‘s in gullible!!!
Meanwhile they sneak out another attack on the jobless and ill informed plans to sell off more public sector housing to try and repeat the idiocy of the 80’s. Davy Cameronn nearly slipped up in an interview when he confessed that we need to keep interest rates low since tens of thousands could not afford their mortgage if rates rise. They are resorting to the old Thatcher Plan. Give them a house and debt and they’ll never go on strike or fight for better conditions. The message for middle england is…”Don’t be a Sucker Again!!”

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