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Showing posts with label May 5th Holyrood.Mubarak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label May 5th Holyrood.Mubarak. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Black Tuesday

I awakened to the radio news of the Christchurch New Zealand earthquake - terrifying sound of the screams of those trapped, injured and dying in the ruined buildings. The television reports, awful as they were, seemed to have edited out such chilling sounds.

And then the calm voice of sanity among it all, Bob Parker, the mayor of Christchurch - a hugely impressive man. No platitudes - no notes - no false assurances - just a steady, calming voice, telling his people how things were, what was being done, the limitations of what could be done, and what they must do to survive this terrible tragedy. This is how politicians should be, how we want them to be, and how they almost never are. The man is measured in a moment, and the moment makes the man.

But this man, fully formed, chosen by his city, is there when they need him most, and they are fortunate to have him, on this showing.

Meanwhile, the UK Prime Minister, the bland, privileged rich boy who is busily destroying our public service infrastructure at home, tours the Middle East accompanied by his merchants of death, promoting the guns, gas grenades, electric cattle prods, etc. that constitute the brutal hardware of repression for dictators everywhere.

The Gadaffi regime collapses around the Colonel in bloodshed and death, with the rats jumping ship in all directions, and some brave pilots defecting rather than murder their own people. But, like Mubarak, he will have his billions salted away in the Swiss banks and elsewhere, and if he can find a safe haven - not easy - can console himself in some luxurious redoubt, surrounded by bodyguards.

Perhaps his old pal, the Peace Envoy, Tony Blair, will pay him a surreptitious visit, and tell him that in time, he can convert to Christianity, join the Blair Foundation and travel the world’s lecture circuits at $100,000 plus a gig, telling American fundamentalist Christians how he found God and redemption.

What a world! The sublime and the awful. Scotland doesn’t have to be a part of the dark side, if it can shake off the corrupt grasp of the United Kingdom. And neither does England, once it abandons its ludicrous nostalgia and imperial dreams, rediscovers itself as a proud independent nation, and embraces the Zeitgeist - freedom!

This is the big moment for the oppressed peoples of the world. Scotland’s little, but highly significant moment is on May 5th. Make the right choice, Scots - choose your ain folk - choose the Scottish National Party.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Tweeting time: social media - Celtic, and party indifference in Glasgow East

Peter Curran

moridura Peter Curran

@hspolitics Solidarity, like Tommy, is committed to Scotland's independence - George Galloway is committed to the rotten UK dependency.

Peter Curran

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@alisonthewliss Pop round to 10 Ardenlea Street, Alison - Margaret Jaconelli would love to see her councillor before 16th Feb court hearing.

Peter Curran

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Disenchanted Labour voters and trades unionists have few real choices in England - but in Scotland, they do - the SNP. May 5th is critical.

Peter Curran

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The Labour Party at the top is rotten to the core, fatally compromised. But Labour people - and TUs - are not - they're in the wrong party.

Peter Curran

@Michael_Grieve I read it, Michael, and I care. But Labour put us in this mess and the ConLibs are compounding it. But I know you care too

Peter Curran

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#SNP Margaret Jaconelli goes to court on 16th Feb to face GCC and the Glasgow Labour political machine. If the SNP won't help, who will?

Peter Curran

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#SNP Big statements, bid ideas, vision and hope are needed, SNP. 96 days left - no time for trivial social media messages. Scotland waits -

Peter Curran

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Mubarak's leadership is threatened by social media and democracy. Take a hint from the SNP - tweet about musical preferences. That'll do it!

Peter Curran

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Glasgow Eastenders look after their own. Well, they did when I lived there - but not any more. Ardenlea Street? Margaret Jaconelli?

Peter Curran

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Exactly what community do you think you're in, Celtic? Could a persecuted family in Dalmarnock be part of it? Persecuted over Big Sport. ???

Peter Curran

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Celtic Football Club has Celtic in the Community, but ignores all appeals over Margaret Jaconelli and GCC. Who is the Chairman? John Reid...

Peter Curran

moridura Peter Curran

The Arab countries use social media to break the power of power elites. A critical election in Scotland imminent - social media are vital >>

Peter Curran

moridura Peter Curran

>> but we tweet trivia about Desert Island Disks. The UK is controlled by a privileged elite, the nuclear threat is latent - big messages???