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Thrust of argument: I may have knocked Dennis Skinner for erring towards a politics of rude name calling, but let me just talk about ignorant posh twats for just a second.

Thinking back to the other day, a pretty lovely day, by the river near a bridge which has great significance for me, a bridge from a neoliberal or tory past and upbringing into a utopian present (and future?) where I left the date-your-own-kind bow-to-orthodoxy fold and met white girls (well hey, let's put it in more coy terms if you like, on another day, but for now let me get on with my point).

So I was chatting to a seemingly very well spoken and decent sort of a chap, possible civil servant type or bankster of high rank - the bridge is currently closed and pedestrians can use it but cars cannot. They will open it to cars again, no doubt.

I said to the man that I hope they keep it pedestrianized permanently - the ignorant fuck made a 'joke' at my expense. He said 'yes and let's get rid of the wheel'. Trying to argue with a stuck up brow beating little twat like that is a pointless exercise but luckily something I just read on counterpunch basically answers that twat extremely well.
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Elites have ruled over people and commanded the surplus produced by their labor for many millennia. It is this long history we have to contend with in today's crisis of capitalism that has produced endless wars and environmental catastrophes as corporate billionaire rulers continue to promote business as usual while preparing to fight each other with armed forces and nuclear weapons. This has all been "normalized." Concentrated elite power ends up massively distorting people's understanding of the nature of big business rule. Their highly paid spokes people even shamelessly deploy concepts like "freedom" and "liberty" to rationalize the enslaving and killing of millions for profits in resource wars. But we also need to understand that despite this long reign of (t)error, human beings lived for most of their evolutionary history (a much longer period of time than that during which elites have ruled) in nomadic hunter-gatherer societies where life conditions produced a rough equality among the Paleolithic family groups.

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Removal of resistance: In other words, since many posh twats just like him are far too stupid to get my point without its being spelled out for them in very simple and clear terms - just because we've been doing something for the last few x years doesn't mean that what we were doing before for FAR LONGER isn't actually more survival-friendly - and no, my suggestion that we pedestrianise that bridge permanently was not a suggestion that we ban wheels, although I certainly think transport should be generally commuter transport, transport which is rational, and not millions of cars each carrying one person with a huge carbon footprint, electric or otherwise. But commuter transport has wheels too. Anyway, that man is a twat. I was going to let it go but this description I quoted from counterpunch is important for YOU to read, reader, and in the context I've given it that adds to what I have shown you. Unification: This site exists because of how many times and people in my life, strangers or people I know, confront my often forensic examination of the truth by means of behaving in a downright intellectually thuggish way with me, and the word intellectual barely belongs in any description of them. Psychologically thuggish that's more accurate. Whether the 'joker' by the bridge, pretending that my desire for an eco-friendly survival capable society is the same as desiring to roll back evolution, or whether numerous people near and far who think that the way to 'deal' with me is to play to your eventually-extinct audience and make a 'quip' about me or brow beat me, push me underfoot, whatever.

The fact that I merely speak the truth and that it changes not a jot with or without me doesn't occur to them.

Often there is an answer to their behaviour which is summed up like this:

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Saying "it's a matter of choice" or taste, when in reality it is a matter of degree of effort and/or a matter of degree of intellectual honesty.

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So if I say "that smell in the air is harmful, I don't like it" - they may say "it's just a matter of taste" - this is literally the sort of thing I hear. A health and safety inspector of a building once said to me that he believed that tobacco doesn't really cause cancer. He also said, when challenged about a damp smell from a flat whose 85 year old owner was ill, probably because of the damp his carer told me, that maybe the old guy "liked the smell" - he liked the damp smell. So it wasn't a problem. That's what the health and safety inspector for that company said (don't worry Jeremy Corbyn, I'll email you the name of the company and the name of the health and safety guy, I kept a note). Later the old man died and when they were clearing his place the workers doing it showed me how the entire flat had about three feet of rising damp on all the walls I could see through the door.

But that twat said "maybe he likes the smell".

The answer is he was really saying "it's a matter of choice" or taste, when in reality it is a matter of degree of effort and/or a matter of degree of intellectual honesty.

Mr Corbyn will hear from my notes how the gardener who had been there for decades told me that the old guy's wife and himself had had a long dispute with the freeholders, a pension fund, over sorting out the building's plumbing - clearly the problem in his flat was caused by the building as far as he or his workmen were concerned - the wife, the gardener told me, spent the last years of her life in a wheel chair. Perhaps the environment harmed her health too. Anyway, I'll get all the details of this to Mr Corbyn sooner or later, and I'll name the names - they can hound journalists and whistleblowers for revealing the truth to the public, but do they imagine that they can stop me or scare me out of sharing all the juicy details of these and other horrific things I've seen people with money and power do from the right honourable Corbyn J MP?

Anyway, it's quite sad that we have so many dishonest people who think so much of themselves, like the posh twat by the bridge who really thought he was clever and funny as he, some well spoken capitalism-sucking twat 'joked' about me, a writer with useful reach and with, seemingly, one or two 'powerful' talents in the field of making money make money, ruling over money-worshipping backward retarded twats like that man and his 'joke'. Yes, of course, I who program algorithms which beat markets across the globe, I am calling for the rolling back of the wheel and technologies which power our ambulances and bicycles, just because I think HGVs full of donuts are actually regressive.
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<< Their highly paid spokes people even shamelessly deploy concepts like "freedom" and "liberty" to rationalize the enslaving and killing of millions for profits in resource wars. >>

I may have knocked Dennis Skinner for erring towards a politics of rude name calling, but let me just talk about ignorant posh twats for just a second.

Thinking back to the other day, a pretty lovely day, by the river near a bridge which has great significance for me, a bridge from a neoliberal or tory past and upbringing into a utopian present (and future?) where I left the date-your-own-kind bow-to-orthodoxy fold and met white girls (well hey, let's put it in more coy terms if you like, on another day, but for now let me get on with my point).

So I was chatting to a seemingly very well spoken and decent sort of a chap, possible civil servant type or bankster of high rank - the bridge is currently closed and pedestrians can use it but cars cannot. They will open it to cars again, no doubt.

I said to the man that I hope they keep it pedestrianized permanently - the ignorant fuck made a 'joke' at my expense. He said 'yes and let's get rid of the wheel'. Trying to argue with a stuck up brow beating little twat like that is a pointless exercise but luckily something I just read on counterpunch basically answers that twat extremely well.

<<

Elites have ruled over people and commanded the surplus produced by their labor for many millennia. It is this long history we have to contend with in today's crisis of capitalism that has produced endless wars and environmental catastrophes as corporate billionaire rulers continue to promote business as usual while preparing to fight each other with armed forces and nuclear weapons. This has all been "normalized." Concentrated elite power ends up massively distorting people's understanding of the nature of big business rule. Their highly paid spokes people even shamelessly deploy concepts like "freedom" and "liberty" to rationalize the enslaving and killing of millions for profits in resource wars. But we also need to understand that despite this long reign of (t)error, human beings lived for most of their evolutionary history (a much longer period of time than that during which elites have ruled) in nomadic hunter-gatherer societies where life conditions produced a rough equality among the Paleolithic family groups.

>>

In other words, since many posh twats just like him are far too stupid to get my point without its being spelled out for them in very simple and clear terms - just because we've been doing something for the last few x years doesn't mean that what we were doing before for FAR LONGER isn't actually more survival-friendly - and no, my suggestion that we pedestrianise that bridge permanently was not a suggestion that we ban wheels, although I certainly think transport should be generally commuter transport, transport which is rational, and not millions of cars each carrying one person with a huge carbon footprint, electric or otherwise. But commuter transport has wheels too. Anyway, that man is a twat. I was going to let it go but this description I quoted from counterpunch is important for YOU to read, reader, and in the context I've given it that adds to what I have shown you.

This site exists because of how many times and people in my life, strangers or people I know, confront my often forensic examination of the truth by means of behaving in a downright intellectually thuggish way with me, and the word intellectual barely belongs in any description of them. Psychologically thuggish that's more accurate. Whether the 'joker' by the bridge, pretending that my desire for an eco-friendly survival capable society is the same as desiring to roll back evolution, or whether numerous people near and far who think that the way to 'deal' with me is to play to your eventually-extinct audience and make a 'quip' about me or brow beat me, push me underfoot, whatever.

The fact that I merely speak the truth and that it changes not a jot with or without me doesn't occur to them.

Often there is an answer to their behaviour which is summed up like this:

<<

Saying "it's a matter of choice" or taste, when in reality it is a matter of degree of effort and/or a matter of degree of intellectual honesty.

>>

So if I say "that smell in the air is harmful, I don't like it" - they may say "it's just a matter of taste" - this is literally the sort of thing I hear. A health and safety inspector of a building once said to me that he believed that tobacco doesn't really cause cancer. He also said, when challenged about a damp smell from a flat whose 85 year old owner was ill, probably because of the damp his carer told me, that maybe the old guy "liked the smell" - he liked the damp smell. So it wasn't a problem. That's what the health and safety inspector for that company said (don't worry Jeremy Corbyn, I'll email you the name of the company and the name of the health and safety guy, I kept a note). Later the old man died and when they were clearing his place the workers doing it showed me how the entire flat had about three feet of rising damp on all the walls I could see through the door.

But that twat said "maybe he likes the smell".

The answer is he was really saying "it's a matter of choice" or taste, when in reality it is a matter of degree of effort and/or a matter of degree of intellectual honesty.

Mr Corbyn will hear from my notes how the gardener who had been there for decades told me that the old guy's wife and himself had had a long dispute with the freeholders, a pension fund, over sorting out the building's plumbing - clearly the problem in his flat was caused by the building as far as he or his workmen were concerned - the wife, the gardener told me, spent the last years of her life in a wheel chair. Perhaps the environment harmed her health too. Anyway, I'll get all the details of this to Mr Corbyn sooner or later, and I'll name the names - they can hound journalists and whistleblowers for revealing the truth to the public, but do they imagine that they can stop me or scare me out of sharing all the juicy details of these and other horrific things I've seen people with money and power do from the right honourable Corbyn J MP?

Anyway, it's quite sad that we have so many dishonest people who think so much of themselves, like the posh twat by the bridge who really thought he was clever and funny as he, some well spoken capitalism-sucking twat 'joked' about me, a writer with useful reach and with, seemingly, one or two 'powerful' talents in the field of making money make money, ruling over money-worshipping backward retarded twats like that man and his 'joke'. Yes, of course, I who program algorithms which beat markets across the globe, I am calling for the rolling back of the wheel and technologies which power our ambulances and bicycles, just because I think HGVs full of donuts are actually regressive.



https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/05/the-long-history-of-elite-rule-what-will-it-take-to-end-it-2
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/05/the-myth-of-sanders-socialism/
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/04/relationships-are-not-the-monopoly-of-the-state-and-its-appendages/