Remember this man? It’s close to three years ago he split the delightfully small Anyone-But-Corbyn vote when Angela Eagle, too lacking in self-awareness to see she was just a stalking horse, made her ridiculous bid for Labour leadership in July 2016.
I say ‘ridiculous’ advisedly, given her parliamentary history and embarrassing lack of bona fides. But it’s Owen, not Angela I have in mind here. Yesterday the Guardian ran his piece, Face the facts … Lexit is dead.
This rather, for me at least, lacklustre piece in the Off Guardian moved me to make the following comment.
Labels die and go out of fashion. Liberty and the Idea of freedom and justice live forever,
It’s a question of Emergence not an emergency of Free will and not determinism.
Agnosticism and Atheism are workable in our human psychology but to abandon hope
is ill-advised and perhaps not really possible.
Work without Hope
All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair—
The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing—
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.
Yet well I ken the banks where amaranths blow,
Have traced the fount whence streams of nectar flow.
Bloom, O ye amaranths! bloom for whom ye may,
For me ye bloom not! Glide, rich streams, away!
With lips unbrightened, wreathless brow, I stroll:
And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul?
Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And Hope without an object cannot live.
BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Lines Composed 21st February 1825
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This is a project I am involved in looking to provide tools for Canton Model direct democracy to work by using a Wiki and a Dapp on the Open Source Web. ( Web 3)
In a democracy to talk of left Brexit or Right Brexit is playing the age-old game that disenfranchises the vast majority of people. Oversight and accountability are what keeps those consenting to be governed by institutions from being ignored by its delegates sent to various political forums. The EU and the House of Commons are both rogue and illegitimate in this same respect.
The EU by Tony Benn’s own tests is far worse.
“What power have you got?”
“Where did you get it from?”
“In whose interests do you use it?”
“To whom are you accountable?”
“How do we get rid of you?”
To step outta Babylon.
Let’s unify and stand aligned stepping outta Babylon
It’s left its right, in or out is best leaves the meat of the whole subject unbothered by and serious questioning.
1. The Military Industrial Complex
2. The Money Power
3. The Corporate revolving door
4. United States Dollar hegemony ( Peanac)
5. Oceana or Eurasia
6. Brave New World for the 3%
7. 1984 for the 97%
THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND BREXIT. A HYPOTHESIS. #EUMILITARYUNIFICATION #BREXIT #BRINO #JOCOX #ANNALINDH #OLOFPALME #TINA
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate
Through me you go to the grief wracked city; Through me you go to everlasting pain; Through me you go a pass among lost souls. Justice inspired my exalted Creator: I am a creature of the Holiest Power, of Wisdom in the Highest and of Primal Love. Nothing till I was made was made, only eternal beings. And I endure eternally. Abandon all hope — Ye Who Enter Here