Posts by andin

  • Hard News: RNC 2016: A literal shitshow, in reply to Russell Brown,

    there’s something very ugly going on here.

    Im not sure if the term laissez-faire can be applied to ways we fool ourselves.
    But some people seem to think so...aint nothing second guessing them.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: RNC 2016: A literal shitshow,

    Quicken Loans Shrine

    if they win it may become one

    Laurie Penny summed it up like this

    They ventriloquise the fear of millions into a scream of fire in the crowded theatre of modernity where all the doors are locked, and then they watch the stampede, and they smile for the cameras.
    I’ve seen enough. This is an evil place, airless and soulless

    How many millions? Not enough to win, just enough to make others wake to the danger. I hope.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: The most important graph in the world, in reply to BenWilson,

    I’m not ready to lay down and die, accepting the slide into rising inequality and the violent tumult that it is likely to lead to.

    Well us plebs mostly have no choice but to come to some kind of acceptance of the venality of our fellow humans, cause we cant do much else. And that not only thru powerlessness, time often just doesnt allow us such luxury.
    It will happen in NZ, But is Labour going to draw the short straw and have to clean up Key&co's mess and get no thanks for it? probably.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: The most important graph in the world, in reply to BenWilson,

    Work is not an end in itself.

    In a moneyed global society it shouldnt be, but it is to a lot of people.

    nationalism, and it’s corollary, racism.

    Hey if you like its a manifestation of discontent. I have lived through these changes and to see what those years have wrought, and its not pretty. On all sides.
    There's lessons in there somewhere, but who's in learning mode.

    There must be another way.

    We havent identified the problem yet. Its not just the monetary, work/reward system and how its worked out. The political system is dead from the neck up. So what else is left, you figure it out.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: The most important graph in the world,

    it seemed plausible.

    It was spin from the moment it kicked off back in the 80's
    Coupled with the continuing gutless attacks on pay and conditions in the so called "first" world. Improving the plight of poor nations was never on the agenda it happened purely by coincidence.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: The most important graph in the world,

    Politically, it was never part of globalisation’s sales pitch

    Really! So the sales pitch was what?
    If we take advantage of lower wages and lousy working conditions in the third world and move our factories off shore we can make more money.....(.and improve living in the third world.)
    And all you workers in the first world will have to live like people in the third world?

    No, the reason it happened is callousness and greed. how about, if you participated in the money grab you lose it, all of it.
    Now some arseholes are thinking and saying the way forward is automation for everything. Automate yourself's off the planet, morons!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: RNC 2016: A literal shitshow,

    "Insane" "crazy"
    No wrong, well almost right.
    This is what madness looks like when masquerading as sanity.
    As most of these persons think they are a pinnacle and even a last bastion of sanity!
    Seeing it from that perspective it makes a perverse kind of rationale to them and to them alone.
    Cause we're all slightly mad, Its when overactive imaginations truly run riot that collective madness ensue's. They are fooled by the monster's their minds have conjured up
    And this is collective madness, mass psychosis No doubt at all

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Housing for the disabled is a…,

    We must think anew. We must act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves.”

    good quote I doubt our current govt will do anything like this tho'
    They'll just rebrand old ideas as new. Its all they are capable of doing.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Obama's Mana, in reply to Joe Boden,

    “relatively” left as compared with the republicans. In all other universes

    And so were a lot of fascists, thats not saying much.
    And we can only infect one small planet in one universe with our politics. Lets keep it that way shall we.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Australian election: Dust and Diesel,

    Aha the new clarion call of the conservatives rings out...
    We only have to fool... oohh... about 50% of the people at election time.
    The Bias will take care of the rest...
    And thusly they rode off, disappearing up their posterior mistaking it for a sunset.
    The Bias mockingly looks on

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1467 posts Report Reply

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