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The picture on the front of the Observer is horrible.
also horrible, but its of David Beckham. Small children protesting >>>>> Beckham, definitely.
If I'd known you'd gotten the free Heathers, I wouldn't have bought it!
who think it gives them some sort of THINK OF THE CHILDREEEEEN force of argument. Children too young to support whatever utopian alternative these people are marching for shouldn't be there.
morning on a crowded route: are you stupid or what?
I miss my sunday read...
posing before an adoring crowd. There's a kid on an adults shoulders in the crowd. That kid wasn't actually there, it's a doctored photo, the kid has been cut from a photo of a John Kerry rally
anyways, haven't you got something more productive to do with your time ?
yeah sorry i'll stop reading newspapers.
people having a rant about this, that or the other amuses the rest of us
William Hague and all that
if you look at the statements of intent for the people marching:
You find at least 12 different groups with utterly different objectives and aims (some sensible, some mad unrealistic ultra-lefty tosh) which basically means you had a load of people marching utterly confused as to what point they were trying to make beyond that they weren't happy about the current economic situation. Which nobody is anyway. So is basically stating the obvious.
Beyond that, without a united cause or objective to be achieved from the march, all you end up with is people marching to say they're united in a vague anti-capitalist sentiment but without a clear unified idea of what they want to do to solve things. So they're not really marching "for" everything and they're marching "against" a bad situation everyone's clearly against anyway.
I do so hope someone has that as a placard
(PS the 'ubrealistic tosh'.....is no more far fetched sounding (to a logical being) than some/many aspects of the extant system that people have accepted as 'practical reality' up to now)
I'm not even sure you have to add "up to now" - the unrealistic plans are showing no signs of stopping. I'm no economist but I'm pretty sure the policies of "let's just print extra money" and "if we can get everyone borrowing again it'll help solve these problems caused by unaffordable levels of debt" are equally unrealistic.
But the major issues with the unrealistic tosh from certain extreme leftist elements of the march was it was either blatant bandwagon jumping (whatever your thoughts on the Israel-Palestine conflict or the ongoing fight against fascism it's clearly a bit of a stretch to claim that either fighting fascism or getting Israel to withdraw from Palestine are particularly key to solving the economic crisis) or out-right negative ideologies (it's all very well being against the government and the bankers but if you don't have a tangible idea of what you want instead it's going ot be pretty fucking hard to implement it!).
It's my favourite film but I only have it on VHS and have never seen a DVD version anywhere.
Anyway. Yeah, those people are cunts, enforcing a political opinion on their kids instead of let them chose their own as they get older. I want to march against them.
Untill the authorities realise with horror that 'that is no baby! its a kalashnikov swadlled in bedclothes.....open fire men'
for all sorts of people...some want to promenade, some want to feel like they belong, they want to get their anger out of their system by shouting, they want to run hither and thither, they want to get worried and experiance the group mood changing, worry/fear/anger, they want to feel like they can do something, they want to find something they can comfortably hate/smash/oppress/subdue (depends which side of supporters the people who turn up support)......Im sure that it will give many pictures to the newspapers.....despite that it wont really be news cos we all expect it and it wont affect anything particularly......although the way the reporting is portrayed MAY give supply to those who DO wish to change how we are policed.
Ideally i'd like to turn up with the 'Careful now!' placard and stand between (no too dangerous) ABOVE them and be entertained, which is how it will be portrayed.....no one will get any message across. but hopefully it will be a spectacle (I guess thats what the media hope for anyway)