Get Fucking Stuck in My Lads

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The blogosphere is cheering me up a little at the moment folks – people are writing political rants. With venom. And swears. Actually, not too many swears, but plenty of vim and vigour and I think this is fucking brilliant.

If anything has been symbolic of the problems of modern democracy it has been the recent disregard for its very mechanisms – by the leaders the whole bloody system served to elect in the first place. First there was the public theft of an election by George Bush – one of the most spectacular and flagrant cases of utter disregard for the democratic process I have ever come across. What an amphibiously dishonest, grasping, over-privileged, mentally deficient grotesque parody of a human being that man is. On the outside he’s just a gurning cretin, but on the inside he is a Mr. Creosote of acquisitive greed with a heart like a little black ball-bearing of condensed evil.

Then there was the war in Iraq. At least Americans were broadly in favour of the war beforehand, albeit only because they were force-fed a never-ending avalanche of bare-faced lies and treated like retarded children by their own repellent government. Generally, however, I think a referendum at the time would have favoured the war although I’m entirely open to correction on this point. But on our side you get Tony Blair, purporting to lead a country who almost entirely rejected the spurious and at times virulently dishonest and utterly pathetic cajoling we were subjected to in order to justify prosecuting a war of abject immorality, craven avarice and genocidal, racist contempt for the lives of people whose crime was simply being a bit brown and rather foreign. Blair pushed through his personal, evangelical agenda directly against the will of the people in a spectacular exhibition of psychotic, single-minded vanity.

Why give this long-dead horse another poke? Well because the 90s seemed to nurture a demoralising apathy to all things political. The consensus view seemed to lapse into a defeated shrug of the shoulders and a general impression that politicians were so utterly morally bankrupt and entirely self-interested that there was no point even attempting to engage the tawdry little weasels because they’d just do whatever the fuck they pleased anyway. Now, this point of view is pretty accurate, but the apathy it engendered has basically led politicians and business leaders (who are all unelected politicians these days, given the enormous power of large corporations) to feel, as they are no longer being scrutinised with any semblance of genuine interest, that they can abandon even the pantomime of giving a fuck what the populus thinks and just do whatever the flaming bollocks they want.

Tony Blair is perhaps the living embodiment of where the politics of apathy leads. So it is with great pleasure that I read people like Crash Calloway getting pissed off at the woo merchants and peddlers of pseudo-science, and Another Form of Relief getting stuck into the lamentable legacy of Tony Blair. It may be fucking futile, people, but if we don’t at least shout as loud we can then it gives these vicious cunts the license to do exactly what the fuck they please with utter impunity, and you can bet the anal virginity of your first born son that the dirty little cock-smokers will do nothing, absolutely nothing, that is even remotely in our interests unless they are pinned down and bloody well forced to. If we don’t say anything then they get away with it all for absolutely nothing.

Go get stuck in, lads, kick the dirty little fuckers as hard as you bloody well can.

Grinderman – Get it On
I am not the world’s biggest Pearl Jam fan, but this is a great song and I have yet to hear a better description of George Bush than ‘Born on third, thinks he got a triple.’ I hope all you non-Americans understand that reference! Pearl Jam – Bu$hleaguer
Plans & Apologies – Tony Blair, Fucknut
This is a brilliant song, and very apposite. One thing we must not do is let Blair manipulate his own legacy to read as anything other than his being the evangelical psychopath who led this country into an illegal, genocidal war against its will and on the domestic front managed to achieve a greater disparity between rich and poor than any other Prime Minister in history. That is your legacy, Tony. Good fucking riddance, you are a twat. MJ Hibbett & the Validators – The Fight For History
And is any political rant complete without this song? Billy Bragg – Ideology

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