Its not the Online Nikah in the Maniac Muslim sense of the term.
Nor was it so technocratic as some ummahtocrats laid out in the UK last year.
Its actually quite educative just to read.
What a great man, his parents must be real proud. I mean their sonny jim was in the press, he's a doctor you know, and in officialdom at that. yaar.
Freddie, no not Mercury.
Sisters and brothers, comrades and freinds. For too long have we squeezed value out of the Uncle Tom metaphor, either because we think we are black and/or because we can't bring ourselves to utter the word 'baniya' (not that anybody would get the historical significance).
I propose that from this day the Doctor Freddie construct be used for those who ingratiate themselves with power, particularly of the shadda variety, so as to defile their names and 'talent'.
The ideas that i want to see become commonsense arise from failings with respect to the way we interact with the rest of creation, capital, history and imperialism.
Lets not eat up and poison the planet.
Let's make a break from our colonialist pasts and presents.
Party politics here is a rather dull and lifeless affair, so perhaps ruminating on the potential reform processes within the defeated Labour Party is a waste of time. Maybe one of the causes of both voter apathy and radicalisation is the sheer boringness of the political field these days? Maybe the government should employ itself to encourage a more moderate boringness.
What would be interesting would be the death of the (2) established political parties and a freeing up of the space for interesting characters, traditions and visions to coalesce. Of course the Jackie Smith in you might suggest that I am doing the BNP's bidding for them, but I disagree. A pragmatic manager could do worse than the following political formation and distribution of labour, Tory councillers at the bottom, Social MPs and Green or Lib Dem Euro MPs.
This drowns out the space for the smaller parties. UK voters would be better placed to populate the European Parliament with Greens and Libdems. They represent the future and we should not drag our feet over getting there.
It is a classic line, "dont vote for what you believe, vote for us, else you are rascist and/or you'll get the Tory party."
Voting for unsuccesful parties is an essential part of transformational politics.
It is hard for an institution to earn trust and reputation. Behaiving badly and doing PR isnt going to work. Here is their latest report sheet.
- Incarcerating thousands of civilian protesters for several hours and going ape on the Climate Camp during the G20 meeting that empowered the Inept Malevolent Fantasists by a trillion and was frankly a sideshow for President O-bomber.
- Causing the death of an innocent bystanding non-protester through general callousness and specific cruelty, then lying heaps about it.
- Flashing confidential anti-terror intelligence details at the Tory press outside Downing street then hurrying up a bunch of arrests on 'pakistani students' up north.
"This has totally changed what I have learned about this country and my
time here...They are clearly identifying Muslim students. It's a big insult …
The first thing I will do is leave this country as soon as possible. The police
officer said your country [Pakistan] is not secure but I still prefer to
live there. I love my country."