According to the propaganda, one of the reasons Blair and his lying, toadying, government were exonerated so fully from any blame in the Hutton report was “evidence” provided by the chair of the JIC: John Scarlett. He stood up and proudly lied through his teeth….for the good of the country of course. To understand how someone can lie so blatantly with such conviction you have to understand nationalism. I don’t, and I can’t, but I know enough about nationalists to know that they are simple lifeforms, who see life in very simple terms. Even faced with hard logical contradictions, thier adhesion to the simple rules of nationalism simplify such paradoxes. Just go with the option that appears to be more “patriotic”.
In the case of Captain John Scarlett it was easy. I can just imagine the meeting he will have had with the cabinet office and MI6:
C: Ah John – sorry about this but we need to talk to you about something of great importance….
Captain: You mean….ENGLAND ?
C: (Gravely) Yes. And her majesty’s government.
Captain: Her majesty ? Good god!
C: I’m afraid we’re going to have to ask you to lie about that bastard Kelly.
Captain: But Kelly was a fine man.
C: Remember…the security of ENGLAND is at stake…and Kelly was jeopardizing it.
Captain: England…I see. Well of course.
Cabinet-office-gopher: And we may be able to bung you a few bob too if you get Tony off the hook…
Instead of anything so crass as a bung in a brown envelope, the, very grateful, government have made him the new head of MI6.
After several days our previous landlady has been in touch with the bastards at the estate agents.Michele was surprised to hear she was unhappy with the state of the flat.I wasn’t.I look forward to her claim out of our deposit. We have already started planning the court case confident in the knowledge that we will win. Fuck you Camilla Fidelia Woollf (her real name) – I can only assume she is from aristocracy who have hit hard times….good. See you in court 🙂
The last blog was actually last night,but I only just got round to submitting it. Curse the space-bar on this keyboard – it needs at least 200 psi before it acknowledges being pressed.
Tonight was nice. A couple of pints of Guiness with Ian after work and then some wine back at our new flat. Humph wasso sweet and I suspect has a soft spot for Ian. Later on after Ian had left he decided to nest in my hair while I was at the computer.What an honour!
Again – time for bed. Happy birthday Ralph! Greetings to you all – especially Helen and Mike!
It’s been a while I know. But there are reasons. Firstly we didn’t have IP until very recently (it was hell).Secondly I have been through a very, very low period. There are many reasons for this that I don’t intend to go into but now we are in our new flat,things are beginning to look more normal.
Thirdly, I have actually written stuff but it’s a bit depressing and, to be honest, scares me when I read it.
So – starting afresh.
Had a birthday and it passed very quickly (thank god); I was asleep by 7pm.The Absinth I rejected turned up in a plastic glass, shoved between our window bars (basement flat in New Cross remember) with the words “you cannot escape the green goblin” scrawled on the side in eyeliner. I still have it, and how thanful I am that my brain was together enough to reject it at the time- despite allowing a tequila first…
BTW- there’s a mini supermarket along from New Cross station that sold me a tiramisu for 1.59 (UKP) that morning. Not only did this make a decent gift for the other Warmington slaves (a birthday tradition), but it was also one of the best Tiramisus I’ve ever tasted – second only to Tree’s, although in fairness hers was several orders of magnitude better…
Loads of other stuff went on recently that have provoked an emotional response, but I’ll discuss them later:
- Reading “The Funny Times” and realising that there are Americans out there who, rightly, feel more irritated with Wanker than anyone outside the country
- Seeing the predictible pictures of US and UK soldiers abusing Iraqis in a way that probably makes Saddam proud (P.S. despite what you might think, I don’t blame the soldiers….a topic for another time)
- The Space-bar going on this keyboard
- Blunkett storming ahead with the nextmove toward a police state