An Ugly Mood 469


In Heywood and Middleton, a classic Labour northern English seat, UKIP and the Tories combined got 51% of the vote. In Clacton – a deprived coastal area – the Conservatives and UKIP got 83% of the vote.

It is not that Labour and the Lib Dems offer an alternative that is in any significant way less devoted to corporate interests and serving the economic needs of the super-rich. The large majority of voters, and especially those who do not bother to vote, have by now worked out that the difference in their lives is negligible if they have a different member of the political class with his or her nose in the trough at their expense.

But everybody who has seen an actual UKIP campaign knows that their grassroots appeal is simply racist – they promote the idea that it is not the billionaires and ultra-wealthy who are sucking the resources from society, but rather the poor of a different colour. The Conservatives are striving, particularly through rampant Islamophobia, to compete for the atavistic vote.

UKIP is an antibody produced by the political establishment and their paymasters, to counter public disillusion with a dreadful and worsening unequal society. UKIP’s task is to divert public anger away from their exploiters towards specific groups of the poor. It does so very effectively. UKIP’s success yesterday will lead to a race among the mainstream parties to scapegoat vulnerable social groups – immigrants, benefit claimants, unemployed – and to compete in external xenophobia. The next government of the United Kingdom will be right wing to a degree which would have seemed unthinkable for the majority of my life.


469 thoughts on “An Ugly Mood

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  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    “I do not wish to be addressed by you or interrogated.”
    ___________________

    Tough titty.

    You post on someone else’s public forum and having your views challenged is part of the game (especially with the poisonous views you post). What’s so special about you that you should get a free pass?

  • Mary

    Big deal from the US and the UK.
    How much do the Isralis receive from the US? $3bn.

    ‘The war in Gaza destroyed an estimated 18,000 homes and more than 100 schools.

    International donors are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to help rebuild Gaza at a conference in Cairo.

    The US has committed $212m (£132m) in aid while Qatar has promised $1bn (£622m). The UK will give $32m (£20m).

    The Palestinian Authority is appealing for a total $4bn (£2.5bn) to rebuild Gaza after the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas.

    At least 100,000 Gazans lost their homes in the war and much of the territory’s infrastructure was damaged.’

    12 October 2014
    Rebuilding Gaza: Donors pledge millions at Cairo summit
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29586636

  • Johnstone

    Ben E. Geserit Muad’Dib and Mark G
    Broadcast on RT last week with Roslyn Fuller engaging young American (lawyer I think) talking about revolution Russel Brand style by ‘ by being nice to each other’ and Athenian democratic model….. well worth watching

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NbRoULAh2M

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Mary

    “The Palestinian Authority is appealing for a total $4bn (£2.5bn) to rebuild Gaza after the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas.”
    _____________________

    While they’re at it, they might also consider appealing to Hamas (or whichever Palestinians are doing the firing if not Hamas) not to fire rockets at Israel in future?

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    By the way, I’ve noticed that in all of your posts you always refer to the Palestinian Authority or the “Palestinians”, carefully avoiding any mention of Hamas or Hizbollah.

    Why is that?

  • DoNNyDarKo

    Habbadrink stop the nit picking.You know as well as anybody that the networks give complete access to phones/emails/sms etc on request.That would include the PWD’s.
    If you doubt it, prove otherwise. Didn’t think so !!
    I think Palestinians pretty much covers them… you don’t talk about Brits by their political parties do you…. there’S a flock of Labourites over there… You notice many things Habbabeer except when you have overstayed your welcome.
    Why don’t you help Fred sheep rearing.Am sure he’ll be able to squeeze you in.

  • mark golding

    Yes Ben quite correct ‘pure democracy’ or ‘rule by the people’ succeeds the revolution. The imperative is fairness and equality and we achieve a strong measure of candor and equilibrium by deliberative opinion polls, citizens’ juries, consensus conferences, and citizens’ assemblies.

    Loyalty to conscious requires a step change in our thinking, a belief axiom conditioned by powerful forces such as manipulation by money, discrimination and acceptance of the corrupt power embedded in political parties.

    Are we ready for this transition. Absolutely no. We lack the enthusiasm and emotion right now.

    The orgasm of change needed is coming, the connections have been made and the processes verifiable; the requisite circumstances and love are still missing.

  • fred

    “Why don’t you help Fred sheep rearing.Am sure he’ll be able to squeeze you in.”

    And why don’t you just fuck off and die Nazi retard.

  • fred

    “Why don’t you help Fred sheep rearing.Am sure he’ll be able to squeeze you in.”

    Want to know what is really wrong with the world? It’s fucking cunts like you. Fucking cunting retards like you. Fucking cunts who harass and intimidate anybody with a different opinion. Fucking bigots.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    DonnyDarkside

    Thank you for that considered reply (presumably in loco parentis, yet again?).

    “you don’t talk about Brits by their political parties do you”
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    You’re right, I don’t. But I notice that the Eminences on here spend a lot of their time talking about UL political parties. This and pevious threads refer.
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    “I think Palestinians pretty much covers them…”
    _____________

    Yes, I’m sure it does. MUCH more simpatico to talk about the poor Palestinians and not mention the somewhat less nice Hamas and Hizbollah, eh what?

    Given that Hamas and Hizbollah are major players in the Israel/Palestinian nexus, don’t you find it just a little….curious….that their names should never pass the lips of the Eminences?

    No, of course you don’t – ‘cos you’re an Eminence! 🙂

  • Republicofscotland

    Tough titty.
    ____________________

    Habb the Torturer and Mass Murderer Promoter
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tough Titty to you, as if anyone in here will answer any questions from you, I’m surprised Mary didn’t tell you f*ck Off! pronto.

    People make comments in here about world affairs and domestic affairs, if you don’t like them fair enough, if you don’t like anyone’s opinion then form your own.

    Oh but wait you can’t/won’t form you own.

  • fred

    “Why don’t you help Fred sheep rearing.Am sure he’ll be able to squeeze you in.”

    Just fuck off and die retard, fuck off and die shit for brained retard.

  • Republicofscotland

    Want to know what is really wrong with the world? It’s fucking cunts like you. Fucking cunting retards like you. Fucking cunts who harass and intimidate anybody with a different opinion. Fucking bigots.
    _______________________________________

    Fred the Tourette suffering tosser, I see your bum chum Habb is on the offensive, God save the Queen, Rule Britannia, and all that crap

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    DonnyDarkside

    My questions (in two posts) were addressed to RepublicOfSweatingDreams.

    But it was you who answered (one of them, anyway – awaiting your response to the other – chop, chop!).

    Are you RoS’s bum boy?

  • Jemand

    doug scorgie – (Caucasian hating parasite in the UK)
    12 Oct, 2014 – 12:38 pm

    “I see it took you two days to come up with that fallacious [in dictionary under F] reply.

    Violent extremism (Nazi) is a bit different to conventional religious beliefs don’t you think?

    Violent extremists within any religious group can be condemned but not all followers of a religion. ”

    . . . .

    It didn’t take me 2 days, retard. It took me 2 minutes after I first read your ignorant bigoted comment. Look up ‘narcissistic wanker’ in your dictionary, you might learn more about your personality disorder.

    And if you had ever read the Quran which, like all the other anti-Western liberal bigots, you certainly haven’t, you’d know (but not readily admit) that Nazism is no more violent in its call for action than is Islam. Ever heard of Islamic State, the Taliban, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Jemaah Islamiyah, the Armenian Genocide and the holy land of Saudi Arabia, dickhead? All perfect, working examples of Islam in action. If you deny that, then you are a shameless liar as well as a complete wanker. So try reading the Quran. Get your friends to explain it for you if you must. But read the fucking thing first before parading your embarrassing racist ignorance on this blog. Then get back to me and apologise as if you were praying to Allah.

    If you really need an outlet to spread your Islamophile lies, may I suggest you post them on this facebook page? Who knows, you might learn something from real people who lived to tell their tales. But if you have no interest in learning anything or telling the truth, then fuck off – you’re boring.

    https://www.facebook.com/exmuslims

    More reading for Islamophiles –

    http://ex-muslim.org.uk/

  • fred

    “Fred the Tourette suffering tosser, I see your bum chum Habb is on the offensive, God save the Queen, Rule Britannia, and all that crap”

    Fuck off and die Nazi Holocaust denying retard.

  • DoNNyDarKo

    You know they are major players Habbawhine as do Israel, and yet they target women and children. Why is that ?

    Fred, no moral high ground on that dung heap of yours.Climb down,wipe your jack boots off and take a pill.Nobody is criticising you!

  • fred

    “Fred, no moral high ground on that dung heap of yours.Climb down,wipe your jack boots off and take a pill.Nobody is criticising you!”

    Fuck off and die Nazi retard cunt.

  • nevermind, there's a future, still

    “Tough titty.

    You post on someone else’s public forum and having your views challenged is part of the game (especially with the poisonous views you post). What’s so special about you that you should get a free pass”

    No occiasional reader here, this is the man who sees nothing wrong pouncing on people who just have recovered from illness, a person who sees nothing wrong to play on whatever little information he can get on people to make them feel bad.
    He has not many friends in life and is sort of allowed to stay here, the neighbours pet so to speak.

    Our local cyberstalker school teacher, he didn’t manage to become a head, Habbakack is at it again. You are such a sad person, go get some treatment in your Guildford abode.

    You are a psychological stalker with a one way mind, grow up man, ‘playing the game’? my arse, what a little schoolish oik bully you really are. Fred keeps coming up with the right descriptive words for you, you two could be each others mirror image, i.e not saying fuck all of value, and pissing everyone off.

  • Republicofscotland

    Fuck off and die Nazi Holocaust denying retard.
    _____________________________

    Fred, hows the sheep Baaaa!

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    “Are we ready for this transition. Absolutely no. We lack the enthusiasm and emotion right now.”

    I agree Mark. A high fever sometimes results in transformation, or near-death experience. People don’t really change until absolutely necessary , which often times leaves little time. Time is running out for the species, but individuals can take a step forward. It’s just a natural law that failing to adapt results in extinction. I keep waiting for the event which inspires Joe Lunchbucket to sit up and take notice. Our current condition, unfortunately, may see multiple events simultaneously; much harder to bounce back after lengthy procrastination.

  • Iain Orr

    I would like to encourage friends and family to look at this website, primarily for Craig’s mostly cogent, reasoned and passionate blogs; and for the considered comments and links to other views and sources that they often elicit. However, most of my friends and relatives would not be impressed by this sudden spate of foul language. I have nothing against swearing in many contexts, especially in response to junk mail, takeaway leaflets, junk emails, cold-calls on PPI or “your recent accident”; and when I stand barefoot on a tack.

    Never would I argue for words to be banned from this website. However, I suggest that the moderators might consider temporarily removing offensive posts until they have been edited –by the original poster – to make them more satisfyingly offensive. That should be done rather mechanically, by increasing the length of the post as proof that the poster really relishes these words and thus ensures that each is used at least 100 times. The discipline of counting words will be familiar to all twitterers, as well as those old enough to have been given “lines” as a school punishment.

  • Republicofscotland

    What is Israel’s endgame in Gaza? It is a question that has been puzzling analysts and observers for some time. But indications of the future Israel and Washington may have in mind for Gaza are emerging.

    Desperately overcrowded, short on basic resources like fresh water, blockaded for eight years by Israel, with its infrastructure intermittently destroyed by Israeli bombing campaigns, Gaza looks like a giant pressure cooker waiting to explode.

    It is difficult to imagine that sooner or later Israel will not face a massive upheaval on its doorstep. So how does Israel propose to avert a scenario in which it must either savagely repress a mass uprising by Palestinians in Gaza or sit by and watch them tear down their prison walls?
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    It does make you wonder what the psychopathic monsters (No not HABB and FRED) have up their sleeve.

    http://www.alternet.org/world/rumors-swirling-about-israels-shocking-endgame-plan-palestinians-gaza

  • fred

    “It does make you wonder what the psychopathic monsters (No not HABB and FRED) have up their sleeve.”

    Fuck off and die Nazi Holocaust denying retard.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    DonnyDonegood

    Is this :

    “You know they are major players Habbawhine as do Israel, and yet they target women and children. Why is that ?”

    your best shot at answering my question, which was :

    “Given that Hamas and Hizbollah are major players in the Israel/Palestinian nexus, don’t you find it just a little….curious….that their names should never pass the lips of the Eminences?” ??

    ********************

    No, the truth is that Eminences carefully avoid using the words “Hamas” and “Hizbollah” when talking about Palestinians because of the thuggish and murderous associations those two organizations evoke. Palestinians must all be saints just as Israelis must all be devils, n’est-ce pas.

  • Craigmurray.Org.Uk

    I would like to encourage friends and family to look at this website, primarily for Craig’s mostly cogent, reasoned and passionate blogs; and for the considered comments and links to other views and sources that they often elicit. However, most of my friends and relatives would not be impressed by this sudden spate of foul language. I have nothing against swearing in many contexts, especially in response to junk mail, takeaway leaflets, junk emails, cold-calls on PPI or “your recent accident”; and when I stand barefoot on a tack.

    Never would I argue for words to be banned from this website. However, I suggest that the moderators might consider temporarily removing offensive posts until they have been edited –by the original poster – to make them more satisfyingly offensive. That should be done rather mechanically, by increasing the length of the post as proof that the poster really relishes these words and thus ensures that each is used at least 100 times. The discipline of counting words will be familiar to all twitterers, as well as those old enough to have been given “lines” as a school punishment.

    Please take note of Iain Orr’s words or the moderators will act.

  • DoNNyDarKo

    More Israeli citizens choke on Palestinian olives than die at the hands of Hamas.
    Last assault on the ghetto of Gaza killed 2500 Gazans.Mainly women and children.
    How many Israeli’s did Hezbollah kill this year.

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