- 14-06-2012, 06:11 #11"If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 14-06-2012, 07:15 #12
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
What happened to old commies? Mostly they died off. What happened to younger ones? They became Greens - it's another chance to display the same attitude of "I know what's best for YOU", push people around, gather their money in, "redistribute" it, and waste it on vanity projects.
The expression used is "a watermelon" - green on the outside, but red on the inside.Charwaki (Pashtun): Government Official; Tax Gatherer; Policeman; Bandit
I might never have been a Sir Humphrey, but at least I made it to Bernard
- 14-06-2012, 07:42 #13
....or maybe the shite, hungry, insecure and disadvantaged, life styles and working conditions that most of the 'old style working classes' had to endure such as those of our most of our grandparents and great grandparents and those generations before them, gradually become better, seemed fairer and the desire to change receded accordingly leaving the CPGB with the will but no cause.
At the time, Communism, or indeed any change of status quo, must have seemed a lot better than what they had, to the vast majority.
But it's a far comment as to why those better off were attracted?..philantrophy in some cases, rebellion in others ala the current 'Trustafariansns'....or just the fear that 100,000's of pi55ed off squaddies returning from WW1 were a bit angry at what their so called betters had forced them to endure and knew that they had to bring in some real changes or face what Russia had a year or so before.
Just saying like.
- 14-06-2012, 07:49 #14
Bliar. Degree in Sociology and an impeccable working class background, labour royalty really...and no.. you wouldn't, I wouldn't for certain.Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Thoreau.
- 14-06-2012, 07:57 #15
Never met a Sociallist or Communist or old style trade ubnion leader who didn't love money.
In fairness New Labour have reinvented it.
You actually come from money and pretend to be working class,
A bit like rap stars who bang on about the Gheto but retire every night to their 80 room mansions with tennis court ho's and fleets of cars.
God forbid they hae to live like the people they rule and preach to.
Geldof and Bonio are another two wankers who live by that rule.We should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 14-06-2012, 11:38 #16
Or in the cover version of that old commie standard, "The Red Flag" - "The working class can kiss my arse, I've got the foreman's job at last"
- 14-06-2012, 11:45 #17
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
- The Isle of Innisfree
It must have been herbal tea. All proper tea is theft.
Badoom-tish.To eat well in England one must have breakfast three times a day
London: its "buzz" and "vibrancy"... can be codewords for drugs, late-night noise and multi-culturalism run (literally) riot.
- 14-06-2012, 12:10 #18Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit. A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty - their power and privilege - to state, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth or whatever. This state, those masses, that mankind and the planet will then be run by ........ politicians. (P J O'Rourke)
"The Royal Swaziland Air Force overflew the ceremony. It was piloted by Captain Jannie de Freitas." (Will L B Bogard)
- 14-06-2012, 12:21 #19
Both my folks where in the CPGB and the CND (in fact my Dad stood as a Communist candidate for my local area)
Boy how they chuckled when i went off and joined the army
PocketComms - Language First Aid at your FingertipsAnd in one of the most famous war quotes in a film of all time..............
Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it............
- 14-06-2012, 12:27 #20I am not the official representative of the Digital Outreach Team from the House of Commons; we are politically impractical and cannot comment on government policy or give a political opinion.-'cos they haven't made up their minds yet.