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Why so many sadistic, nay sadomasochistic Britons could not permit Corbyn to come along and make people happy.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: The great M.G. Piety, rightfully the president of the USA (or what the hell, why not a kind of female derivation of the word president - the presidente - seems to fit, under the circs), wrote this about Sanders, and I think it applies, as I have made it clear from the title of this point, to why so many killjoy self-adulating arseholes stopped Corbyn from being there to do everything we need done to protect us from, for example, amongst other things, Coronavirus:

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Strange isn't it. We'd clearly all be better off, both materially and emotionally, if Sanders wins and is able to implement his programs. Why can't conservatives see that? Or perhaps they can. Perhaps it's the thought of people being happy that has them so up in arms. This situation reminds me of what H.L. Menken said of Puritanism. He described it as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." That's conservatives for you - people tortured by the fear that Americans might actually be made happier.

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Direction of resistance / implied resistance: When it comes to 'brilliant writing' you have your Hunter S Thompson and your Alex Cockburn, but I find, personally, that the belief that there's no one amazing left alive and writing is just unjustifiable pessimism. M.G. Piety is a god damn amazing writer. As I have said, I think she has the talent to be president, by which I mean the talent to be what an American president ought to be. But fair enough, it's not a job anyone sane would choose to do, it's just an idle thought.

 

 

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Removal of resistance: "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy" - that basically sums up what ticks me off about the way the minds of so many of the mooks and goons I have to deal with in my life work.

Focus ye on this extract from the Piety article in the references below:

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When I was a child my parents explained to me that public school was an essential democratic institution. It was important, they explained, that well-educated middle-class and wealthy people not pull their children out of the public schools. It was important, they explained, that children of all classes and backgrounds and income levels mingle. That they learn about one another, form bonds of friendship, that the middle-class parents and wealthy parents could advocate for improvements in the schools that working-class and poor parents might not be able to do because of greater constraints on their time.

One never hears rhetoric like that anymore though. Now it is every man for himself. Everyone who can puts their kids into private schools to give them that leg up over the kids of parents who cannot afford to do that. Nice, eh?

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(Some {but not many} English readers may need it clarified that 'public schools' in the USA are, obviously, clearly, what we in Blighty, birthplace of lard-patriotism, call 'state schools' - as opposed to what we in Blighty-land, land of the Eton tosspot, call 'public schools' - ie capitalist madrassas for turning out genocidal dickheads like Blair or Mogg or Johnson or some other fucking hitlerite jut bastard.)

Let's remind ourselves of what it is about these pissant little hick bastards (I hesitate to use the word c*nt or I'd call them that) (maybe I can get over my hesitation, give me time) which drives me to be so 'free' with my language:

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Meet Britain's Nuclear Nutcase: Defense Secretary Michael Fallon", Counterpunch's John Wight tells us: "By now we are all aware of the role that Madrassas (religious schools) have played in places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and across the Middle East in radicalising young people with the inculcation of extremist ideology and fanaticism. In Britain we have our very own version of Madrassas. We call them public schools - institutions such as Harrow, Eton and Fettes where maniacs such as Michael Fallon, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, and Tony Blair are hatched, inculcated with a fanatical belief in British exceptionalism and imperialism".

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(Obviously Fallon is not the current secretary of state for genocide, Britain has someone else doing that job at the moment, but you can't easily tell them apart, and I will explore this in forthcoming comedy fiction when, once I have finished Madam Bovary the neoliberal version, I get onto writing "Planet of the Sales Apes" - which I'm looking forward to. It'll really help me let off steam.)
Unification: Piety is straight down the line, doesn't fart around with sugar coated crap. She tell us how the world works, unabashed and unafraid:

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Don't get me wrong. I don't mean this as a criticism of Sanders. Just look at the opposition his centrist assault on our current system has generated. If he suggested anything really radical, such as a government stipend like they have in Denmark for all college and university students, he'd risk being carted off to a mental hospital.

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She's not exaggerating. In 'our' society, here in Americaworld, far outside Denmark, and far outside anywhere like it, we, here, in mad-land, in Americaworld, in capitalism-land, we here dictate, through our craven conformity, that anyone who doesn't bow and scrape, who doesn't compromise themselves in the name of materialism, anyone who isn't merely a materialistic soulless waste of space, we label in a negative way, either mad or criminally evil. Myself, Piety would not be at all surprised to learn, I have been labelled all such things, to the extreme, by every party imaginable, most of whom conflict with each other other than when it comes to labelling me. Being a woman of 'faith' Piety would not be surprised to learn, moreover, that I'm not too concerned about how beings in the material world label me. They are just part of the material world, just things, just stuff. Nothing of significance.
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Why so many sadistic, nay sadomasochistic Britons could not permit Corbyn to come along and make people happy.

The great M.G. Piety, rightfully the president of the USA (or what the hell, why not a kind of female derivation of the word president - the presidente - seems to fit, under the circs), wrote this about Sanders, and I think it applies, as I have made it clear from the title of this point, to why so many killjoy self-adulating arseholes stopped Corbyn from being there to do everything we need done to protect us from, for example, amongst other things, Coronavirus:

<<

Strange isn't it. We'd clearly all be better off, both materially and emotionally, if Sanders wins and is able to implement his programs. Why can't conservatives see that? Or perhaps they can. Perhaps it's the thought of people being happy that has them so up in arms. This situation reminds me of what H.L. Menken said of Puritanism. He described it as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." That's conservatives for you - people tortured by the fear that Americans might actually be made happier.

>>

When it comes to 'brilliant writing' you have your Hunter S Thompson and your Alex Cockburn, but I find, personally, that the belief that there's no one amazing left alive and writing is just unjustifiable pessimism. M.G. Piety is a god damn amazing writer. As I have said, I think she has the talent to be president, by which I mean the talent to be what an American president ought to be. But fair enough, it's not a job anyone sane would choose to do, it's just an idle thought.

"The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy" - that basically sums up what ticks me off about the way the minds of so many of the mooks and goons I have to deal with in my life work.

Focus ye on this extract from the Piety article in the references below:

<<

When I was a child my parents explained to me that public school was an essential democratic institution. It was important, they explained, that well-educated middle-class and wealthy people not pull their children out of the public schools. It was important, they explained, that children of all classes and backgrounds and income levels mingle. That they learn about one another, form bonds of friendship, that the middle-class parents and wealthy parents could advocate for improvements in the schools that working-class and poor parents might not be able to do because of greater constraints on their time.

One never hears rhetoric like that anymore though. Now it is every man for himself. Everyone who can puts their kids into private schools to give them that leg up over the kids of parents who cannot afford to do that. Nice, eh?

>>

(Some {but not many} English readers may need it clarified that 'public schools' in the USA are, obviously, clearly, what we in Blighty, birthplace of lard-patriotism, call 'state schools' - as opposed to what we in Blighty-land, land of the Eton tosspot, call 'public schools' - ie capitalist madrassas for turning out genocidal dickheads like Blair or Mogg or Johnson or some other fucking hitlerite jut bastard.)

Let's remind ourselves of what it is about these pissant little hick bastards (I hesitate to use the word c*nt or I'd call them that) (maybe I can get over my hesitation, give me time) which drives me to be so 'free' with my language:

<<

Meet Britain's Nuclear Nutcase: Defense Secretary Michael Fallon", Counterpunch's John Wight tells us: "By now we are all aware of the role that Madrassas (religious schools) have played in places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and across the Middle East in radicalising young people with the inculcation of extremist ideology and fanaticism. In Britain we have our very own version of Madrassas. We call them public schools - institutions such as Harrow, Eton and Fettes where maniacs such as Michael Fallon, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, and Tony Blair are hatched, inculcated with a fanatical belief in British exceptionalism and imperialism".

>>

(Obviously Fallon is not the current secretary of state for genocide, Britain has someone else doing that job at the moment, but you can't easily tell them apart, and I will explore this in forthcoming comedy fiction when, once I have finished Madam Bovary the neoliberal version, I get onto writing "Planet of the Sales Apes" - which I'm looking forward to. It'll really help me let off steam.)

Piety is straight down the line, doesn't fart around with sugar coated crap. She tell us how the world works, unabashed and unafraid:

<<

Don't get me wrong. I don't mean this as a criticism of Sanders. Just look at the opposition his centrist assault on our current system has generated. If he suggested anything really radical, such as a government stipend like they have in Denmark for all college and university students, he'd risk being carted off to a mental hospital.

>>

She's not exaggerating. In 'our' society, here in Americaworld, far outside Denmark, and far outside anywhere like it, we, here, in mad-land, in Americaworld, in capitalism-land, we here dictate, through our craven conformity, that anyone who doesn't bow and scrape, who doesn't compromise themselves in the name of materialism, anyone who isn't merely a materialistic soulless waste of space, we label in a negative way, either mad or criminally evil. Myself, Piety would not be at all surprised to learn, I have been labelled all such things, to the extreme, by every party imaginable, most of whom conflict with each other other than when it comes to labelling me. Being a woman of 'faith' Piety would not be surprised to learn, moreover, that I'm not too concerned about how beings in the material world label me. They are just part of the material world, just things, just stuff. Nothing of significance.



https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/05/the-myth-of-sanders-socialism/
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/01/meet-britains-nuclear-nutcase-defense-secretary-micheal-fallon/