British are revolting

…from the quill of Antishenes

Not all the time, of course. But a hundred years ago, in August 1911 fifty thousand armed troops were preparing to enter London while Liverpool was wracked by riots in which at least two men were shot dead. A nationwide strike by stevedores, railwaymen, carriers and other transport workers brought much of the country to a standstill. Manchester and other major cities were fearing widespread famine. Naval detachments joined troops and hard-pressed police in the City where an estimated 200,000 people had taken to the streets. Much of Liverpool was without electricity because coal could not reach the power stations. In London, the buses were taken off the roads due to petrol shortages. Strike-breaking vans were stoned, and police leave cancelled. Labour MP Keir Hardie told a strike meeting at London’s Tower Hill: “The masters show you no mercy. They starve you, they sweat you, they oppress you. Pay them back in their own coin.

Nothing much changed since then. The socialist parliamentarians are responsible as ever, and our cities will be without transport and electricity not because of some strike, but thanks to them and their red/green ideology. We elected them, of course, all by ourselves. No whips or machine guns in sight which could provide us with an excuse. It was just our stupidity and complacency. And do not expect the troops to save us.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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11 Responses to British are revolting

  1. rosencrantz says:

    They didn’t win a hundred years ago, but now they have a chance. The general apathy, cowardice, self-interest, over-blown egos of the so called conservatives…

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    Dead written articles , genuinely enjoyed reading .

  3. Dan Shim says:

    So what else is new?

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  5. La Trober says:

    It’s time for a proper, anti-socialist revolt.

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  8. Secret Tom says:

    The Brits are gone, physicaly and mentally. Obese and lazy, drunk and drugged. Forget them.

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  10. Penelope says:

    Revolting in many senses.

  11. Californian Obamista says:

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off
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