Tuesday, March 29, 2005

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William Bowles teasing out the nuggets from a minefield of politics -as usual:
"Frankly, I think England is, as they say, fucked. The question is, why? There are, I contend very fundamental issues involved here that have to do with the nature of British capitalism: a class-ridden society that is conservative and deeply reactionary in nature and in the current climate, deeply divided.

These deep divisions of class, race and gender are at the root of the ‘malaise’. The divisions have been amplified by the total takeover of consumerism as the dominant ‘culture’ with the ruling elite actively promoting consumption as a way of life.


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