“If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly…”

‘Calling The Police To Account’, Henry Porter writes in The Guardian,

“…I end with the quote from Winston Churchill, which I first used in the Summerfield lecture at the Cheltenham Literary Festival two years ago. It bears repeating.

If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

For all our sakes this battle must be fought now and not left until it is too late.”

Owing to the extraordinary immaturity of the practices of our present Government here in the UK, I can conclude only that their nefarious posturings are a prelude to something disgusting and outrageous beyond our imagining.

Given the recent litany, globally, of dodgy laws, taxes, the rescinding of good laws, pseudo-scientific hoodwinking, mass building of prisons, illegal military invasions, lies, propaganda, corporate profits, socialization of debt, oppression of information, cross-party alignment to industrial centrism, amassing of police power against even their advice or wishes (including the ex-director of MI5, ex-heads of Defence of various European nations, CIA and FBI), mafia collusion, apparent state-sanctioned murder, militarisation of police, state-sponsored terrorism, mass economic coralling, covert nation-wide surveillance, illegal spying, abuse of terrorism laws, tasers, tasering of men women, children, pregnant women, economic survival declared primary over human rights (Hilary Clinton), photographing of police declared illegal (condemened by even the Chief of the Metropolitan Police), the collusion of internet giants – Google mainly – with fascist government paranoia and their manipulation of media statistics to influence public opinion, media stone-walling, the gradual – and now complete – oligarchic control of Western media, Obama policy reversals minutes through the White House door, the revealing of secret public official and corporate and financial head meetings, the now indisputable establishment that the Federal Reserve is a private company (and the Bank of England?), among other things, I’m finding it harder and harder to conclude anything otherwise.

The year 2000 has been extraordinary, I have to say. It has seen almost every nightmare of every literary and academic mind of the 20th Century come to light like some sort of hideous gore-fest kaliedoscope laser party.

I used to respect Baudrillard for his essay ‘Simulacra’ but looking back now he didn’t even scratch the surface. Read Virillo’s ‘The Original Accident’. Much more in-line with present day goings on but admittedly with the benefit, comparatively, of some hindsight.

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6 Responses

  1. Luigi says:

    “Owing to the extraordinary immaturity of the practices of our present Government here in the UK, I can conclude only that their nefarious posturings are a prelude to something disgusting and outrageous beyond our imagining.”

    What the hell does this even mean?!

  2. Luigi says:

    Censorship! Guilty of that which you so vehemently accuse others. Hypocrite.

  3. Luigi says:

    ‘Are you smoking crack’ was intended as a humorous ‘street’ style comment. In response to what I considered to be an incoherent string of language (which I attributed to someone under the influence of drugs). Delivered with a cheeky grin, it’s regarded as a term of endearment where I come from. Sorry if you took that personally.

    ‘Immature’, ‘rude’ and ‘spiteful’ are banned. Rightly so. Are humour and critical analysis likewise excluded?

    • Ed says:

      “Luigi”, you’re spam. Come back under some other incarnation, if you must. I’m afraid I’ve quickly tired of that particular combination of letters.

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