Next Left (The Fabian Society)

Next Left: Neologism – Which means: embarrassed to admit I like the gains of capitalism although I should be ashamed at the cost to others?  Next Left is a front name for the Fabian Society, a Think Tank, (yes where people sit and think about how best to fuck up the rest of our lives) They see themselves as: centre Left. (I have no idea what that means either) I was always under the impression, or delusion, that that was what the Lib-Dems were about. Obviously we all knew they were Tories in yellow jackets, but I assumed that they were the ones who pretended to be ‘centre left’ at election times.

Instead it seems that the Labour party, of which the Fabian Society is the nursery for, is Centre Left. News to me. May be I was living in another Britain, but the past 13 years were nowhere near the centre, and as for left only if they were facing the mirror and raising their right hands.  We have seen right-wing Friedman policies foisted, (not sufficient), imposed, impressed and sledge-hammered  into British society.  We have seen some frighteningly Orwellian legislation flashed through Parliament, civil liberties trampled under the boot of  ‘free-market economics’ and a tightening of the noose around the throat of democracy and free determination.

Centre-left Labour, would have, and there is no doubt about this, brought ID cards and all their cost and ineffectuality down to bear on the British Public. That, surely, isn’t centre left by anyone’s definition. This same party, allowed the privatisation of education and health, through the much lauded but never applauded Private Finance Initiative (PFI); something, we and our children will be paying for,  for the rest of our days.

My point is this: We need to take back the term Left. Remove it from the deluded Right. It may help to get to sleep to pretend to be left when you’re are so evidently right, but that distracts real thinkers of the left from getting the genuine point across. Intelligentsia may have been the original spark for Left thinking, but again this may be due to them being allowed a public voice, but they can not be the conclusion for a real Left party and government. Socialism must be taken back by genuine socialists and workers and not cosseted, life ignorant toffs, that feel a little bit better about their cosy lives if they can pretend they are thinking about the poor and subjugated. Where they can ignore the dissonance of their lifestyle in contrast to their reported political views, by joining a Think Tank and calling it ‘centre-left!’, then lead the populace down their cul-de-sac of inevitable self-advancement, whilst making sure the poor are poorer and the middle-classes end up with bigger tax bills than they started with.

New Labour anyone? Centre-left – only in a perverse parallel universe.

I will return to this matter sooner rather than later. We will find true and original Left thinkers, but sadly I fear, not in New Labour and not in its Grow Bag, The Fabian Society.


Bliar, Bliar, You Haven’t Even got the Spine to take the Public’s Ire

Today, 8th August 2010, is the day Tony Blair should be in London signing his memoirs at Waterstones. ‘Because of the perceived cost to the public purse’ for his security arrangements, Tony, the man who has never worried about the British taxpayers expense before, decided it would be better for him to not be there. This is a man that costs us millions in security, pensions and travel every year yet he didn’t want to place a burden on the Met. The term Bliar Bliar pops into my head every time I think of him.

What could the real reason be for his U-turn? Could it be his fear that yet another individual may attempt a Citizen’s Arrest on him? Or is it too dissonant for his arrogant mind to hear the chants of hatred and loathing aimed at him? The expression on his face and his outstretched arms as he entered the book store in Dublin spoke volumes as to his demeanour. He was terrified and shocked. How strange that a man who showed such contempt for public opinion should now show such concern and affect with it. Why anyone would be buying his book I am at a loss to understand. It doesn’t take a great degree of intelligence and imagination to know what is written within the 700 pages. I’ve not read one page but I can imagine that it talks of his rise within the Labour party, the rise of New Labour, His creation of the concept of New Labour, the policies that He created, The enemies of New Labour within the party. How he was the champion for the party fought long and hard to get New Labour ready for Government. That Brown was an unwilling participant whose lust for power was his driving force and how Tony guided him on the true path. Blah Me, Blah I did, Blah let’s have another re-writing of history, Blah bad Saddam, Blah good Tony, Blah safer world, Blah, Blah, Blah.

There will be no true worth in the book; facts that can be verified; meetings that we were not privy to; the real reasons we went to war five times under his leadership. No understanding of his deep psychology, no real scope into his motivations. Although those of us with a modicum of psychological understanding, as in the part of the public that actually thinks passed what’s happening in Eastenders or Coronation Street, know that it was pure ego and greed the drove him. The book has no incite. It would be impossible for it to have any. Blair is a liar, Blair is a self-serving individual. Blair is a self-denier.

I fear that he doesn’t truly understand his motivations for the atrocities he’s caused, but I do believe he knows he has caused them. Blair looks like man in search of absolution. For one thing we do know about him is that he believes in anything and everything as long as it is not contradictory to his own self-interest. It’s not an uncommon trait within humanity to have a similar belief system, but Tony’s is over exaggerated. He believes in Mayan Birthing rites, Catholicism, Feng Shui, probably Hong Kong Phooey, Buddhism (parts of). Tony is a believer, that’s why he was so beneficial to Capitalism and America.

He will believe in all manner of bunkum as long as it doesn’t involve any personal sacrifice or cost to his advancement.

Here lies Tony’s weakness. He is, at present, trying to find absolution for his sins, because somewhere he believes he has sinned. What these sins may be he’s not too sure of, only that he has to save his soul from the eternal punishment, that these sins will bring to bear on him. That could be seen in his expression as he walked into the bookstore in Dublin. People think he’s in fear of being arrested, it’s not true. He’s not a complete fool, he knows what we don’t want to know. The International Criminal Courts (ICC) are never going to issue an arrest for him. The (ICC) does not recognise that his actions were criminal and will never do so. He’s in the land of legal limbo, where the debates rage on and no one ever comes to a conclusion. Plus, and it’s a big plus, he didn’t lose any of the wars. There isn’t a victorious Iraqi or Serbian army circling London and asking for him to be handed over to stand trial. He’s not going to trial. Fact!

What we need to do is to create a party of the left that removes the incumbent system and our Tony is then declared a criminal in this country for his financial dealings; these will show fraud tax evasion and all manner of illicit dealings, that is as certain as death. Tony, as with many members of New Labour, are responsible for selling Peerages, selling public contracts and UK resources. The way to catch and punish the Tony Blair’s of this world is to get them on their weaknesses, their fraudulent money dealings.