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is this at all acceptable or should i kill her.
Remember when civil servants, teachers, nurses, doctors and lollipop ladies crashed the stock market, wiped out banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither. Please copy and paste to your status for 24 hours if you support for the strikes against the government's latest attack on pensions
that's one a bit silly 'cause of the copy and paste thing but the first one is completely benign.
but a bit silly like. i mean she sounds like she might think she's a communist or democratic socialist, and ithought we'd decided that democratic socialists and communists are tryhards or stupid or both, so i think she might be tryhard and stupid (she admitted to not knowing anything about politics a few months ago but now is hugely involved in the student movement i don't think i want people like that ''making a difference'' cos she's upper middle anyway and well the type to get a job in marketing when she leaves uni and become a london bellend so...)
ah well. them's the breaks.
i do find the use of 'comrade' a bit embarrassing in these types of contexts. just repeated little phrases and sayings in general = pointless, just stick to arguments.
but then i suppose it's not different from the language of any other subculture.
(and i don't personally agree that all democratic socialists and communists are tryhards or stupid but hey we'll leave that one for another day maybe.)
but maybe it's a problem if the 'student movement' is too tied to hipness and things. eg. i really liked the idea of 'the free school' but found it kind of imtimidating for those sorts of reasons, and political dissent shouldn't really be some kind of club for cool people. BUT a) that might be just 'cause i'm easily imtimidated and b) maybe that's always been the way i guess the situationists etc. were massive hipsters equivalents.
'angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly
connection to the starry dynamo in the machin-
ery of night,' etc
"In Tory Britain, they came first for the teachers, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a teacher;
And then they came for the administrators, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an administrator;
And then they came for the refuse collectors, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a refuse collector;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
yeh i was gonna say the op is pretty much my entire twitter feed. my facebook friends are all lame.
:( Ed Milliband...oh dear
I know plenty of people who support the strikes, but I guess they just don't feel the need to be mawkish about it in public.
fair enough. i wouldn't feel the need to say that personally 'cause i'm not really sure what's being *said*:
a: 'i agree w/ the strikes.'
b: 'well thanks mate, i was making a list as it happens'
if it was an actual argument for/against the strikes (something w/ a bit of substance) it'd be different.
BUT at the same time i appreciate the sentiment behind it and i think it's fairly benign and their hearts are in the right place
the strikes are about techers pensions, nothing more. As someone said in another thread actually, the union aren't concerned about backroom staff or whatever the non football team term for it is losing out, just the teachers. I mean i understand that as a union its not their job to represent people they don't.. er, represent, but talking about solidarity is just leftie sloganeering idiocy and why i've felt ashamed of being left wing recently to the point where i've tried to convince myself that i might be a closet tory or something.
I used to be militantly left wing. I still believe in the ideology and frameworks which it proposes. The problem is the 'visible' and 'actual' left wing are as selfish, money grabbing and self obsessed as any other section of society and it makes it difficult to feel any empathy. I dunno, feel kind of bad about it.
that's just 'cause most people are dicks. maybe start your own political party. maybe call it something about ducks. everyone loves ducks.
People lap the inane / edgy puns up these days
'give a duck? party' tho, otherwise it looks like you're offering.
is sloganeering useful to get people fired up re. fighting the cuts. i guess it helps to be french. this is a good slogan:
'solidarity' is a bit bleurgh
no one finds someone calling the Tories cunts cos y'know theyre tories or a banner with the phrase FIGHT THE CU*TS inspiring or insightful it's just embarassing. I dunno yeah i didnt intend this to be a serious thread rly but i suppose i do struggle with the leftist movements because theyre useful i suppose but i could never get behind them cos they make me wanna die. I dunno i guess this is like the eternal curse of the True Indie kid isnt it, to hate anything vaguely popular.
I have very little knowledge of any important political significance but would like to show my solidarity to cause x over cause y because the banks, circumcised children and government are a bunch of cunts and yeah solidarity to our civil servants and Batman and all those other folk that are currently the underdogs COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE! to show your support.