Monday, February 13, 2012

The voice of our rivals

Interesting excepts of an interview with Ken Livingstone (the man who would-be-mayor-again) here. This is a fascinating insight into his politics:
The world is run by monsters and you have to deal with them. Some of them run countries, some of them run banks, some of them run news corporations.
That seems, to me, to sum up his whole career. He doesn't want to slay the monsters, but work with them: Jack the Giant Facilitator.

Now, we might want to ask how the ogres come to power? How it is that the world is so monstrous it takes monsters to run it?

Slightly more than tantatively, we would suggest that it is because we have the domination of the few over the many. We have a world run in the interest of the tiny number of people who own it: and the rest of us need to be quelled in order that to protect those interests; and to do that on a regular basis would make a monster of anyone. We have the option of ridding the world of monsters by ending that monstrous system. That we choose to make that our sole aim is what marks us out as different from those who would befriend the monsters.

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