Beached…

“We might as well be dead. Do you think death could possibly be a boat?”
[From Tom Stoppard: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead“]

Beached... John Callaway 2015

Beached… John Callaway 2015

“…after the humiliation of living through Thatcher and company being the ‘radicals’ and saying change means becoming imperial at home and abroad; after New Labour indulging in the unchecked executive power of the ancient British state; after the coalition promising to return us to the comforts of consensus; after UKIP putting itself forward as the party against corporate cronyism; after a lifetime of all this is the left finally rousing itself?

…When I say “the left” I don’t mean one single left, toeing an agreed line, seeking to grasp state power from its current administrators, to replace them with our ‘left people’ who will carry out the desires of the working class. I mean the opposite.

I take it that being on the left means supporting everyone being able to fulfill their human potential and opposing, therefore, the domination of corporate capitalism.

…Is it coming? Finally, is England rising, is William Blake coming in from the cold? It might just be happening. The SNP are transforming, the Greens are surging, Syriza is inspiring because it demonstrates the rational possibility of an alternative to austerity…”

[Anthony Barnett : openDemocracy 3/2/15]

Time to overturn the boat people…. 😉

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2 responses to “Beached…

  • swappers

    I do so hope this is on the money but don’t feel the same . . . .
    I feel like this . . . . . :
    Not Waving but Drowning

    BY STEVIE SMITH

    Nobody heard him, the dead man,
    But still he lay moaning:
    I was much further out than you thought
    And not waving but drowning.

    Poor chap, he always loved larking
    And now he’s dead
    It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
    They said.

    Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
    (Still the dead one lay moaning)
    I was much too far out all my life
    And not waving but drowning.

    from Collected Poems of Stevie Smith. Copyright © 1972 by Stevie Smith

  • Gareth

    ive got a sail, lets go

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