So, Jez smashed a ninety minute speech, got a standing ovation at both ends, and managed to have a dig at the Daily Fail. Job done? Well, there was something that didn’t ring quite true, as much as I love the guy, I did detect a hint of spin when he said the centre had moved left, like some political version of the pole moving… it sounded like uncharacteristic hubris. Politics has definitely shifted, but as a result of another shift to the right. The current Tory government are about as right as you can get without wearing jack boots and constructing concentration camps. German right wingers have 98 seats in the Bundestag after this week’s election. Farage, Le Pen, and Wilders are all attempting to break up Europe and take us back to the good old days of war and famine. The centre has had to move to the left to counteract this facist swing. At the heart of this is Brexit, Tory lies and a divided, dithering Labour Party, who, along with the tories, didn’t think for one minute the good old British public would vote to leave.
Also, there was no where near enough gusto in the rendition of the red flag.
Right, why am I back doing this after a ten year break? Social media was, and still is I suppose, great. It is, but it’s changed. I still enjoy twitter, but it’s so instant.. I could sit on it all day and still not keep up, it’s fucking tiring, and posts have to be right now, or you’ve missed the moment. Facebook has turned into an arena of veiled cyber bullying, re-hashed twitter content for those that missed their moment, or just plain old vacuous shite… oh, and then there’s the needy “I’ve had a shit day” posts that beg for ((((hugs)))). I’m sure people read my insanely long political rants with the same simmering hatred, mumbling under their breath “why don’t you just get a fucking blog?”
I have, it’s new and it’s here. Bluetealeaf is still there to be read, the comments are long gone with the demise of yaccs, but all the old bollocks is still in black and white, a simpler time, when we thought GWB was about the worst it could get… I still have things to say, ideas to evolve, lots of piss to boil, and there are plenty of people still need telling to fuck off.
I’m sticking with “lyrics as post titles” theme, it gives another angle, something to think about. No fancy shit this time, it’s about the writing and the discussion.
Anyway, Trump and Brexit alone should keep this going ‘till 2020.
I’m not sure why just yet, but the comment box isn’t showing. However, you can comment by tapping the post title, that opens another version with a comment box at the bottom. You may need to log in the first time you write something, it’ll be worth it though. So much of our lives are centred around instant gratification, but some things are worth a little effort.
As you were.
Starts with throwing in your line.
I’m not sure why but I’ve got really fed up with facebook, we all use it for different reasons, and mine doesn’t fit with the way the app is evolving.
I used to blog years ago, they’re all still on the web if you know what to search for.
So, let’s see where this goes, at least only those who want to read will come here.
Here’s to a new coat of paint