Category Archives: Critique

CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 8.

Nightingale Hospitals – rhetoric and reality! Should we really congratulate the elite in the UK and elsewhere for renting empty warehouses or surplus concert venues and claiming these are new hospitals? These ‘beds in rented places’ are not to be … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 7.

For the want of…..? With each update of news since the Pandemic commenced, I have been reminded of a childhood story told to me about how a king lost a war against an invader. The story went something along the … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 6.

A world upside down. The primary target for all the financial measures taken by pandemic-struck governments has been to provide aid to industry, commerce and banking. Such ‘largesse’ is not actually to save the ‘people’ but the existing economic ‘system’. … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 5

After initially downplaying the combined contagion capability of Covid-19 and its conduit along the global supply chain, many governments, have started to rehearse a self-serving narrative. It is a narrative which will dominate contemporary and future discussions and evaluations of … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 4.

The battle against the Covid-19 virus now has all the characteristics of  a World War. As yet this new ‘World War ‘, is not against the citizens of another nation, as were the last two. Nevertheless, practically every nation has … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 3

Covid 19 and Capitalism. Viruses are an ancient life-form and they pre-date the capitalist mode of production by millions, if not billions of years. Yet viruses and capitalism do have something in common. A virus is a member of the … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS GUIDE 18.

On Revolution. The decline and fall of empires. Historical evidence indicates that elites governing previous historical empires have never voluntarily ended the socio-economic system over which they ruled. Indeed, the evidence indicates they fought ideologically and practically to continue their … Continue reading

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