Tuesday, July 19, 2011


You know, as we may well be watching the collapse the Murdoch empire, the regional uprising against old regimes in the Middle-East, the potentially catastrophic default of the US debt...I wonder if we will look back at this time in a few years and describe it as the beginning of the end for these old regimes.

If there is one common theme between left and right, public and labour on their leadership and masters, it is a deep dissatisfaction with the status quo. The system is destabilising across time and space.

There's a synchronicity to these things.


CK said...

In Britain, I think it's beginning. This whole Murdochgate is just beginning there. It's possible that the CAmeron-Clegg coalition can fall over this, even. And the right winged kick may be coming to an end there.

In the US, hard to tell. Tea-partiers like Michele Bachman still have the gift of brainwashing. The Koch Brothers are still unscathed. Obama's an abject failure, much to the disappointment to what few progressives may exist in the US.

Also, as far as I can tell, Murdoch's American interests are still alive and kicking, brainwashing the masses.

Here in CAnada, well, I don't need to tell you how complacent Canadians are these days and how they love to lecture us about being partriotic and appreciating what we have and getting down on our knees and thanking our lucky stars what a great PM we got in our man Steve. (oh yeah! My in-laws hate it when I refer to Harper as Stevie). Hard to believe, but if there is some kind of revolution going on, it's happening without us (Canadians), sadly.

West End Bob said...

From your keyboard to The Universe's ears (Or should that be eyes?), Boris . . . .

Keir said...

Meanwhile the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal uses its editorial to pass the buck. This is a paper that allowed itself to be sold to a man who despises ideas like democracy and rule of law but at the same time will not allow an opportunity to pass by that will enable him to prostitute himself to the Chinese regime. The WSJ knew that he used his papers for his own ends, that it would no longer enjoy the trust and respect it spent over a century to build up as the first real national paper in the US, but happily prostituted itself to the highest bidder without questions of integrity and values getting in the way. Now it uses its editorial to say that everyone else does it whilst decrying "the liberal press." Since when has the WSJ stooped to categorising the press in terms of us and them? It's certainly a great defence, one that's proven itself tried and tested by the Murdoch press for the past 40 years.