Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A web to deceive .....

Better that right counsels be known to enemies than that the evil secrets of tyrants should be concealed from the citizens. They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a nation have it absolutely under their authority; and as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace.

Baruch Spinoza

It is a pity politicians spend so much time, spinning webs to deceive .... when all they are fooling is themselves. The people of the world are saying enough is enough: China, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, France, Greece, Holland, UK ...... you just can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Western democracy's move to being a 'defacto' elected dictatorship on behalf of a small group of plutocrats is coming to bits. The European experiment is stalling as again people are saying enough is enough to the politics but not the idea of a united Europe.The discussion in Scotland is not about 'exiting Europe' but the best way to trade and relate to Europe on independence.

The politicians wants us 'in' by and large. Our near neighbour Norway's politicians are saying Scotland would be far better in the EU than on the EFTA fringe but can not persuade their own electorate that is the case. Maybe they are hoping a Scotland in the EU would be the key to winning their own obstinate people this is the where Norway should be in the 'centre' not on the fringe.

Closer to home of course we have the farago of the Better Together campaign which appears to be successfully proving the opposite. Operation 'Fear' is clearly on the rocks, Brownite Labour folk have split from the core, Darling's set pieces sound more and more empty, 'lines in the sand' are being scuffed over almost as soon as they are made, so a rehash of 1979's Operation 'Jam Tomorrow' is now being offered up to the Scottish electorate.

Let us remember what the 1979 'Jam Tomorrow' program has actually delivered to date for Scotland. Four decades of unremitting Thatcherism and the destruction of the UK as being a land fit for heroes, as proclaimed in 1945, by the same parties now saying the same 'heroes' are only fit for the gutter and those disabled by their service are 'lying' as an excuse to take away their disabled benefit.

'We don't need your education', sang Pink Floyd and this is certainly true of Better Together spin another brick in the wall, this is the 'truth' of the Westminster establishment

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