........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Predictive News

is the new form of reporting,
where the public are told
what is going to be said
and by which government minister
as if the speech didn't matter
-the trailer was the real event.

This news reporting technique
particularly suits weak populists
who have no idea how to lead
and have nothing to say
but who's sense of privilege
leaves them no choice but to detract
from more genuine political leadership.

So expect to hear the following more often....

'A report coming out very soon says....  '

'A tweet by an american politician says...... '

'A government spokesperson has said....  '

'In a speech to be made later today
by the Prime Minister they will say....  '

All the woodworm in the political woodwork
can wriggle as anonymously as they want,
as long as the speaker gets their word reported
in the news before they have even said it,
such that nobody can rubbish it before it is said.  

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Art Of Creating Public Amnesia

How good it would be
if a lack of charisma
in a political speaker
made logic of their words shine
more than their lack of presence does.

There must be so many speakers
with a lack charisma to choose from.

Surely one of them
has points to make
that for democracy's sake
ought to be heeded?

Maybe....  ....or maybe not...

Monday, 19 February 2018

Misanthropy and Demophobia*

are closer in spirit to each other
than most humans are prepared to think,
particularly now, when more humans
live in cities than live outside of them.

*fear of crowds or large gatherings
which demophobes either avoid company
or create coping mechanisms of varying effectiveness.    

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Smooth

will always seem smooth at first,
but when we search hard enough
we will find the rough edges.....

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Plu Ca Change Plu C'est La Meme

When I see the phrase 'lessons must be learned'
in the popular press after the latest selective collapse
in slow late-period Capitalism I know what they mean;

The speaker and those they represent
must be allowed to keep any money
they have trousered in the process
and their accountants not hounded
for how they let it all happen,
even when millions of citizens
will be poorer for longer periods
than the media will let itself dwell upon.

Newer firms will have to make different mistakes
and coin different evasions to mis-account
for when their own bankruptcy happens.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Peace Studies

Though how much bad work can be found  for otherwise idle hands
to do remains solely the knowledge of The Lord.

Home Education

Other reasons for worry are available,
but this is the most popular and banal reason possible.