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Oprah, the KKK, the Left and Total and Utter Confusion…

OK…. I’m up for predictions. Predictions in the short term, and regarding the UK and Scotland first. One, more or all of the upcoming predictions may end up wrong, but regardless of that, there will be no revolution in the UK. Power will still remain with corporations and the land owning class who by way […]

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Illiberal Democrat

Jo Swinson has been elected as the leader of the Liberal Democrats. Usually I’d no more comment on the leader of the Liberal Democrats than I would the latest happenings on the degenerate Love Island, but we live in times that have catapulted the Liberals into public relevance and my consciousness. Partly, it’s because Corbynism […]

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Age of Anger: Notes on the new politics of ressentiment

Photo reproduced without permission- owner, please contact Ungagged 1. Those attracted to the politics of ressentiment often have some basis for their feeling of victimhood; they have experienced oppression, do not feel they fit in with mainstream society, and therefore politics.  They perceive a gap between the world in how they experience it, and how […]

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Tariq Ali – The Clash of Fundamentalisms – George Collins Book Club Review

The George Collins Book Club When you’re so desperate for book recommendations that you turn to a bald twenty-something burnout for help. Gods above help you. Tariq Ali – The Clash of Fundamentalisms “Despite the differences between [the three monotheistic religions], they are all affected by the world around them. Times change and they change […]