Saturday, February 14, 2009

Staring back at me on the magazine rack at Union Square's Barnes & Noble

What is it about me missing the important memos? What happened to the 50% plus one scenario of enacting SPGB style socialism? Did a floor resolution overturn the long established Party position?

It does beg the question: Is it time for me to invoke my favourite Marxist quote . . . 'I don't want to be a member of a club that will have me as a member.'? Maybe it's time for my very own bailout package?

I wonder if I can get the Newsweek front cover made into a T shirt? . . . I wonder if this the thirty-fifth or thirty sixth time that some bright spark in publishing on either side of the Atlantic has used William Harcourt's famous quote as a headline since the shit hit the capitalism fan? I wonder if they know they're quoting Harcourt? . . . I wonder if they know that nine times out of ten when they're lifting the quote they've misrepresented the context in which Harcourt said those famous words? . . . I wonder if the World of Free Access people are tearing their hair out now that 'socialism' is somewhere between 'Britney Spears' and 'Christian Bale's rantathon' in Google's most popular searches? . . . I wonder how to end . . .

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