Monday, May 17, 2010

blame the rich for unsustainability


George has composed several excellent polemics on this issue. I think the real problem, as with most issues, is a synergism between the two issues: increasing overconsumption by rich societies and their continued growth.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

GM crops result in huge pest export to surrounding fields


In a classic example of how difficult it is to predict the consequences of GM crops the Chinese report explosions in pest numbers in conventional crops surrounding GM fields. For those of us who are aware of the soicopathic potential of GM the timing of this report is beautiful as there is no respite from the biotech lobbyists in the mainstream media. I, of course, won't stand for it.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

sign this petition if you want to change things in this sordid mess of a country


Little steps, people. Little steps.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Thatcher fucked the kids


By Frank Turner.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I feel violated


Because I ended up voting for the party I've spent the last three and a half years railing against. I am a member of the Green Party but they stood no chance in my constituency. Of the three main parties I naturally consider the Liberal Democrats to be the least worst option. However, they came third last time around (when it was two separate constituencies) with 28% of the vote whereas the Tories had 30% and Labour won with 33%. With Labour's plummeting popularity and the Tories' rise you might think it would be a competition between the Tories and Lib Dems but Plymouth has a considerable marine industrial heritage associated with Devonport Dockyard. Two different tactical voting guides have suggested voting Labour to secure the seat and ensure a hung parliament, so what was I to do? As final confirmation of my destiny to be an utter political hypocrite, I checked the William Hill website this morning to see what odds they were offering. The Tories were favourites with Labour a close second and the Lib Dems adrift.

In desparation not to see my home town fall to the Tories and well aware that, because the electorate are fucking stupid, they still stood a chance of gaining a parliamentary majority I did the only thing available to me to try and deny them. Out of a choice between Labour and the Tories I would rather lose a thumb than a leg. I'm sorry. In my defence I have argued consistently over the years for electoral reform and under the current system I was left with no choice but to do anything I could to avoid the supremely sociopathic.

Once again, I really am sorry, and this time I address my apologies specifically to the citizens of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gaza, to the all victims of extraordinary rendition, to the occupants of all of the low-lying countries who will see their homes disappearing beneath the sea in the coming years, to all the non-Tory taxpayers in the country for the squandering of their legacy on the instutionally corrupt banking industry, to the friends and family of Dr David Kelly, to all the victims that Justin mentions in this post and to the many, many others around the globe that has been fucked sideways by New Labour over the years.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010



I don't know who to vote for !!!!!!!!


Ultimately, in light of the latest poll, I am going to vote whichever way will deny the Tories the majority the might yet obtain. This article explains exactly why I'm not going to bother voting Green, despite being paid-up a member of the Green Party and convinced that they offer the only genuinely sustainable manifesto. This one spells out exactly why we need a hung parliament. Finally, this website gives you an idea of who to vote for to ensure it happens.


Sunday, May 02, 2010

David Mitchell is awesome


He has managed to get this published in a national newspaper:

"Public limited companies are amoral. They're driven purely by their constitutional requirement to turn as large a profit as possible for their shareholders. People can be good or evil, ambitious or lazy, angry or fearful – plcs are none of these things. They unthinkingly, unswervingly, pursue money – that is their programming.

To this end, they'd murder or steal if it weren't for the risk of prosecution, and do so in its absence. People are different. While the law is a disincentive, the main reason most of us don't kill, punch or burgle is that we think it's wrong and consequently prefer not to. Corporations have no such moral sense."

His latest article is just as revolutionary.

this is deliberately incendiary and subversive but in certain ways it is sadly very true