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And So It Goes...#626

  Let’s be clear about this ; the on-going ,seemingly endless present day economic/financial crises besetting the Western capitalist countries in particular will resolve themselves..badly..messily.There will be widespread social upheaval ,chaos ,rioting and bloodshed. 203 more words

UK Politics

Not in Our Stars

Methinks Shakespeare’s man Cassius, saying that ‘the fault…is not in our stars but in ourselves,’ spoke to a much broader expression of fault than that of his moment. 419 more words

Human Nature

And So It Goes...#618

( This is merely by way of re-capitulation ,first blogged under ASIG #480,June 2014 )

Just in case there’s any misunderstanding or misinterpretation.or perhaps the casual reader might get it into their thick heads that somehow,however implausibly I don’t actually believe or mean any of this. 302 more words

UK Politics

book notes/good reads

“I have said a good deal more here on what ought to be than on what is: but God forbid I should appear to say, “I know what ought to be, and this is it.” But it did and does seem better to shout a few obvious facts (they can never be “obvious” enough) than to meech. 125 more words


Falling Republic, Rising Empire

Bread and circuses, as defined by Dictionary.com, is something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance… 1,222 more words


And So It Goes...#606

Sometimes it’s just worth repeating what Peter Hitchens says in his Mail on Sunday column.In a trice he sums up the current situation with an alacrity so desperately lacking elsewhere in the receding landscape of forthright journalism.Gleaned from his March 6 2015 column :- 316 more words

UK Politics

book note/poem/"This Happened"


I met this girl once, or

anyway I knew of her or

perhaps I thought I knew her or

maybe I just hoped to know her, 178 more words