Saturday, 4 February 2017


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I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

Kipling: writing about Brexit


  1. He might be writing about here in America, too.

    1. Seana
      I believe here is now a testable opportunity. Trump is in power. He has promised what we lefties have dreamed of achieving: full employment, efficient healthcare, welfare service at point of need, public education at all requisite levels, housing etc. We have blamed our failures on the capitalists who seemed to have successfully subverted all our efforts. Now, Trump has the support of money, legislation and mighty muscle; and he is backed by a bunch of outstanding capitalists with exceptionally high IQs in his cabinet. His success, even partial success, without the advent of a third world war and the visible impoverishment of other countries and the degradation of the environment, will be a test of the force of capitalism. I wait to see.

  2. Although it would be great if you're more hopeful view was correct, I think you will wait a long time for that. Personally, I have no respect for him. I never did.