Category Archives: The State

2016. NEO-LIBERALISM – R.I.P.?

The year 2016 not only saw the deaths of a considerable number of music, film and sport celebrity millionaires, but it could also be the year when decades of neo-liberal politics finally expired. Two outstanding examples of this probable demise … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS and POST TRUTH!!

On both sides of the Atlantic, and perhaps elsewhere, there are currently several forms of panic among the political and media elite of all persuasions. The mainstream left, right and centre politicians are now loosing their grip on political power … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM (sic)!

The statement by German President, Joachim Gauck, (August 2016) that; “The elites are not the problem, it’s the people who are the problem”, reveals far more than perhaps was intended. Indeed, it is worth considering this opinion in a much … Continue reading

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THE INVENTION OF RACE.

Differences between human beings such as those designated as ‘racial’ and religious are again being promoted as causing most, if not all, of the problems facing contemporary society. The reason is not too difficult to fathom. The economic aspects of … Continue reading

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BREXIT AND THE BLAME GAME.

If the gloves were off among the economic and political elites before the counting of the referendum votes – and they were – thenĀ  there is no sign that the combatants are ready to step out of the ring. The … Continue reading

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ISLAMO-FASCISM?

It has become popular in some left circles to label Islamic movements which bomb and kill as fascist or at least fascistic in their outlook and actions. In contrast others on the left have seen Islamic fundamentalism as a chaotic … Continue reading

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IN – OUT – SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT!

When I was a young chap (before television, let alone the internet) there used to be at celebratory gatherings a silly collective song/dance called the Hoky Coky. Forming a circle the participants of this silly, but harmless, nonsense were encouraged … Continue reading

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