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'Austerity Kills': London Swept By Massive March Against Brutal Cuts


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#2

austerity is euthanasia from political decry


#3

Yep, I really do think that's the plan...


#4

The first half especially of the Keiser Report looks at some recent 'economic' headlines in London with some interesting observations by Stacy Herbert
http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/


#6

The Brits had a chance to put Cameron out to pasture and instead elected him again (albeit with only 37% of the vote). Now they are paying the price. Heartbreaking.

UK, Canada, Australia, NZ, and the US - the WASPs are very afraid of losing power and are working hard to consolidate.


#7

The USAns had a chance to put Republicans out to pasture and instead elected them again (albeit with only 36% of the vote). Now we are paying the price. Heartbreaking.


#8

They should be considering their lives, and most certainly any future generations, But no, they only live for the present moment. Too bad...


#9

Maybe this time there will be a revolution in England.


#10

It really is this simple. We're watching the slow motion attempt to privatize an entire planet. Sort of a "frankenownership" conception in which all matter in the universe carries a price tag attached to it.


#11

Did you mean political decree?


#12

Similar outcome with Harper in Canada, and in our own "land of the free." The same Wall St. geniuses who dreamt up the numbers' game that reverse-engineered the global economy to ensure that the 1% would claim all profits probably figured out how a specific number of candidates let in (and/or voters weeded out) would allow an individual to win with less than 40% of the civilian vote. That's not a majority and far from any mandate.

I wonder how much racism/jingoism/patriotism factor into that 37% identifying with the anglo-WASP boys' club?

Could the minorities rushing into Europe be feeding a reflexive strain of jingoism?


#13

In casino (Disaster) Capitalism, the house always wins. In other words, the system is gamed to ensure that the elites have their guy (and occasionally, gal) in office. The vote exists to grant an ersatz show of Democracy, Inc.


#16

How can democracy exist without the vote?

The best democracies have near 100% voter turnout. By voting continually over the years, their citizens have not let oligarchies or hegemonies rule them.

Voting for the lesser evil each time lessens the evil until it goes away. By never voting, you vote to increase the evil in the system.

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.”
― David Foster Wallace, Up, Simba!


#17

It is not "austerity."

It is "looting."


#18

What did people imagine they were going to get when they re-elected Cameron, if not more of the same. I wasnt there, but I imagine "more of the same" was conveniently forgotten by the media in the approach to the election. In fact, I wouldnt be supprised if those policies were put in reverse six months before the election so that the economy seemed to be picking up.


#19

Too true. I believe the 36% you are referring to is the percent of the total eligible electorate that voted, while the 37% in the UK is the vote the Cameron got from the total of those who voted. Not sure what percentage of the total eligible electorate in the UK that voted.


#20

The end of the hypocrisy of old form thought is a star rising now as a birthing inevitability. That's visible thanks to these big demonstrations that call us all so successfully to a clear look at reality.


#21

The "commoners" of Britain aren't fooling anybody. Just watch, at the end of the day they will once again grovel before their phony and brutal monarchy and suck off every Lord and Lady they can before their lips chap.
The British people are a nation of white trash slaves.
Their predicament should look familiar, eh America? We live the same way here.


#22

► I can understand why White Americans always vote for the White wing, because they think poor people (read Blacks, minorities and Illegals) are robbing them blind.

But it beats the hell outta me why Englishmen are doing it, What's their excuse?


#23

Curious - do you agree with your first statement? The tone of the statement suggests you do.

I'm asking, because your answer will reveal a lot about your understanding of white privilege.