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Thrust of argument: Kenn Orphan writes 'In America, banal sadism towards the most vulnerable and disenfranchised has become normative. From reality and talk shows, to corporate news broadcasts, to political speeches, the message could not be more clear. If you are poor, a person of color, a woman, elderly, non- Christian, an immigrant, a refugee from one of America's imperialistic wars, a prisoner, a user of illegal drugs, a veteran with PTSD, homeless, disabled or gender or heterosexually non- conforming, you and you alone are responsible for the misery you must endure. The established institutions of society, and by definition the powerful, are let off the hook; and the 'pull yourself up by your bootstraps' mentality is used as a battering ram to pulverize those viewed as weak or defective. The hypermasculine mantra of 'personal responsibility' has permeated virtually every medium and institution, from education to public policy to religion to healthcare and employment. This can be attributed to the neoliberal policies celebrated by Britain's Margaret Thatcher, and ensconced into the American economic landscape by Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in the latter part of the 20th century. They have metastasized into a monster of authoritarian class rule in the first part of this century, with the natural environment, people of color and the poor suffering in its wake. The misanthropic rambling of Ayn Rand, the patron saint of neoliberal capitalism, is the liturgy of the current economic order, and of all domestic and foreign policies that emanate from Washington and Wall Street.' Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Talk, sincerely, to any retail or service staff in Britain and you'll find out that they are usually in despair, usually unhappy about their lot, which is not very surprising, but you can even go out and check the facts and see how much discontent there is.


bp AT APPROX 466.45 bt AT APPROX 226.05 capita (at half strength)
AT APPROX 159.95 g4s AT APPROX 250.00 hammerson (at half strength)
AT APPROX 432.50 icag (at half strength)
AT APPROX 628.00 m&s AT APPROX 280.00 rbs AT APPROX 258.50 sage (at half strength)
AT APPROX 687.20 sainsbury AT APPROX 238.90 standardlife AT APPROX 366.10 vodafone AT APPROX 202.95 aaltd AT APPROX 79.74 acaciamining AT APPROX 148.80 aldermore AT APPROX     - arrowglobal AT APPROX 344.50 ashmore AT APPROX 390.20 bba AT APPROX 335.20 bca AT APPROX 156.20 boohoo AT APPROX 175.90 booker AT APPROX     - brewindolphin AT APPROX 344.40 browngroup AT APPROX 190.40 capitalandcounties AT APPROX 269.20 cybg AT APPROX 305.20 dominos AT APPROX 326.30 eigroup AT APPROX 120.00 esure AT APPROX 227.00 firstgroup AT APPROX 82.15 greencore AT APPROX 129.20 hastings AT APPROX 264.20 hochschild AT APPROX 206.70 inmarsat AT APPROX 394.00 intuproperties AT APPROX 214.50 ipgroup AT APPROX 110.40 iwg AT APPROX 232.40 johnlainggroup AT APPROX 259.80 mangroup AT APPROX 171.10 meggit AT APPROX 451.50 moneysupermarket AT APPROX 283.00 nostrum AT APPROX 290.50 patisserieholdings AT APPROX 368.00 photome AT APPROX     - purplebricks AT APPROX 364.20 pzcussons AT APPROX 220.40 rankgroup AT APPROX 217.00 rentokil AT APPROX 272.60 rotork AT APPROX 275.80 rpsgroup AT APPROX     - sig AT APPROX 137.40 south32 AT APPROX 187.80 spirehealth AT APPROX 218.40 stagecoachgroup AT APPROX 140.90 sthree AT APPROX 350.00 stmodwen AT APPROX 383.60 stobart AT APPROX 235.00 stockspirits AT APPROX 265.44 talktalk AT APPROX 109.10 trproperty AT APPROX 377.90 tullow AT APPROX 180.20 tyman AT APPROX 296.50 vectura AT APPROX 78.60 virginmoney AT APPROX 262.56



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