Monday, May 16, 2005

Lazy days and crazy nights.

I'm an idle get.

Here's a round-up of what other people are saying - beats thihking for yourslef (which reminds me of a sort of pomo joke quote I became semi famous for on an e-discussion board once there is no such thing as an individual, so I don't need to think for myself. Still makes me chuckle, but there you go.)

Anyway, Loony has a useful peice about Uzbekistan - we do seem to live in an age of revolutions, and this one is certainly being promoted with less enthusiasm than others of the recent past by the BBC among others. Craig Murray - of of being removed ambassador to Uzbekistan (in, what, to those not ultmiately intimate with the ins and outs of the story, we controversial circumstances) also discusses the case, today.

Ken highlights a line in a recent post by the Despairate Duo (which I had been meaning to get round to reading, it's quite long. It would be disturbing if revolutionaies were egging on war between Merikky and Yurp - more likely though, I suspect, is the thread of the apocalyptic/millenarianism that runs through revolutionary thought, the upheavel that gives the shot at radical change when a system all around seems steady as a rock. FWIW, IMNSHO, I don't rate direct war between those two powers, I suspect more likely the EU will keep manouevring into alliances with other objectively anti-american forces, like Iran and China - much as they have propped up the Palestinian Authority for the past many years.

Finally, Galloway, Harry has gone nuclear over this, and IMNSHO, has pinned Galloway to the fucking wall, with no wriggle room left. Paul Anderson has being synopsising the story (follow The Big Lie titled posts). FWIW, IMNSHO, this is all turning eerilly into a re-run of the demise of the WRP - the background story here from at least one splinter's perspective. Basically, the WRP, the biggest left force in the UK in the 70's (arguably) fell apart, with a charasmatic if somewhat shifty and womanising leader, who took large sums of money from middle eastern regimes to fund the party. Now we have respect...

4 Comments:

Blogger Phil said...

the WRP, the biggest left force in the UK in the 70's (arguably)

'Biggest' but, oddly, least influential. I've known a few WRPers (including one who left the party to join the raggle-taggle g^W^WSpartacists), but there aren't that many WRP cadre who anyone has actually heard of (Redgraves don't count). I don't know about membership figures, but I think you may be confusing size with wealth.

fell apart, with a charasmatic if somewhat shifty and womanising leader, who took large sums of money from middle eastern regimes to fund the party

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, I wasn't around at the time, but my reading suggests they were prominent - perhaps 'the loudest and most noticable' part of the left. Either way, it's kind of eery.

Anyway, if Harry's claims are true, and a link is provided between Galloways political funding and the oil money, they are in for a world of hurt, coz when the Respect accounts get published, we're gonna see how much Galloway has been bankrolling it (already £11K worth of funding during the London elections...)

10:14 AM  
Blogger DespairToWhere said...

The silly pro-war argument of Myk's nutter comrades was not a point of view shared by us or anyone we know, we hasten to point out...

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm, bad call on the Galloway business, no?

7:02 PM  

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