Sunday, 27 May 2012

Social Aggression is not a Party

Jean Sandler, 42, a UK Uncut supporter, is reported by the Telegraph to have  said: "Nick Clegg is one of the architects of austerity; he's a millionaire and lives in a million pound home.
"The cuts are a political choice of this Government and the Cabinet of out of touch millionaires, they are not necessary....
"These cruel cuts are designed to destroy our public services, the NHS, the welfare state and our future.
  [emphasis added.]

Has it ever dawned on Jean Sandler that many of us view the English Health Service, the unreformed welfare state, and public so-called 'services' like the state education system  as partially destructive of our future and of our present - designedly so and with every intention of embedding socialist objectives and their authoritarian means into our lives?

At least we don't take our views and actions onto the street and frighten the horses - or the small children of the neighbourhood.  That this action was aggressively intended is underlined by her further remarks:

"The cuts are getting personal and so are our protests ."


Nomad said...

Not surprising. Born in 1970 and a typical blinkered victim of the comprehensive system of brainwashing. Crosland and Williams have a lot to answer for.

(Oops, ended a sentence with a preposition! Must write 100 lines "Prepositions are not for ending sentences with").

hatfield girl said...

Demanding systems of social control (that are funded by themselves) is a remarkable piece of self delusion.

That there is a claim upon the support of others, and stable support, not just co-operative help for times of dire need, is an arguable ethical stance. But bismarckian conservative paternalism and social control sits oddly with these people's idea of themselves as posessors of the moral high ground. And it is this conviction that they are morally and ethically correct from which they draw their justification for subjecting others, even small children, to their abuse of public space and amenity.

Ugly, ugly people. And wearing so few clothes; I know under the paving stones lies the beach - but not surely in Putney, Nomad.

Elby the Beserk said...

Lines, Nomad. Had friends from way back stay with us the weekend before last. We hadn't hooked up for over 20 years, and it was good to see them both again. He was at The Leys School in Cambridge, where I was educated (properly, indeed!). We both had much fun reciting the school line (20 times before breakfast in 20 minutes = aching wrist)

"Few things are more distressing to a well-regulated mind than to see a boy who ought to know better, disporting himself at improper moments"

And who could possibly disagree?

Nomad said...

HG: I agree 100% with your reply, but I struggle to believe that the subject of your post would actually be able to understand what you are saying.

Elby, ah the good old days! Your lines were amusing but rather pointlesss. For our misdeeds we had to write something useful eg the dates of the Tudors and Stewarts (which we were doing for 'O' level history)... which is why over 50 years later I can still recite them sans hesitation or error! I also managed to scrape through the exam!

Weekend Yachtsman said...

It's amazing how the left (bbc, guardian, labour, and so on) have managed to own this narrative.

Repeat after me, children: There have been no cuts.

State spending continues to rise; state borrowing continues to rise.

Their "cuts" are (very small) reductions in the planned rate of increase.

There are no cuts.

Some of us feel there ought be cuts, but it hasn't happened yet, and probably never will.