Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blair needs a fix

Tony Blair is, of course, a hypocrite, a liar, a war criminal and a number of other things, which you might decide for yourselves. However, he is not some sort of historical aberration. He represents that disgusting hypocritical. lying, criminal, normality, which emanates from 'Blighty's' shores. Therefore, when he now gives his tuppence worth on the causes of the recent riots we would do well to at least treat it with contempt rather than take it with a pinch of salt and not only because this farce is still up to his shenanigans here, there and everywhere, but also because he is so indicative of a very two-faced, very criminal, political caste. Indifference cannot surely be an option. However, to get back to Tony and his latest drivel.

The 'Guardian' reports:
 "Blair, who was prime minister from 1997 to 2007, says that neither social deprivation nor a lack of personal responsibility is at the root of the problem. Instead, he says, Britain, like "virtually all" developed nations, needs to deal with a group of people who are beyond the pale." Of course, for Tony Palestinians, who still resist the Zionist state are beyond the pale as, no doubt, are demonstrators in Greece and elsewhere and we all know that Tony is well versed in gobbledegook, that he is a veritable little double speaker, however, when he then goes on to say that:
"This is a hard thing to say, and I am of course aware that this too is generalisation. But the truth is that many of these people are from families that are profoundly dysfunctional, operating on completely different terms from the rest of society, either middle class or poor."  ibid , it is time to throw our arms up in despair. It is not about "social deprivation" but it is about "families that are "profoundly dysfunctional"? Of course, we might ask ourselves are profoundly dysfunctional families not normally socially deprived. In many of Britain's cities there are three generations of unemployed in those families.

Of course, looking for what Tony really implies is never too difficult and it becomes all to apparent when he says that:
"The left says they're victims of social deprivation, the right says they need to take personal responsibility for their actions; both just miss the point. A conventional social programme won't help them; neither – on its own – will tougher penalties" ibid.
This is Tony at his "best", at his most revealing. Tony is the man of the middle, the moderate, the middle man, the resolver of conflicts the great healer, the democrat and not the disgusting, hypocritical war criminal, Zionist and liar, that he really is. This is the sell and Tony is selling himself like a crack whore who needs just one more fix. The fix is recognition and power and the cold turkey comes when people no longer take notice of him.

No, a conventional social programme will not address the problems and a society, which Polly Toynbee quite rightly contends, "won't invest in its young" , which sends its unemployed youth to fight in illegal wars, a society where large sectors of the population are excluded from any worthwhile participation needs real social and political change.

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