Okay.... so when do YOU think Pope Francis will be exposed - Cardinal O'Brien style - as a big ole gay? Please email Fagburn your answer - I'll allow it to the nearest week.
First come, first served.
The prize is either eternal life strumming a lyre on a fluffy cloud, or being peed on by an Apache transvestite, whichever you prefer.
There is no cash alternative, and the editor's decision is final. Continue reading
Poppycock! This is absolute nonsense. Note that people weren't asked anything about the Conservatives and gay marriage.
They were asked a leading and misleading question about whether the party should support "traditional families". But this is so banal, it's practically meaningless. Does anyone think the Tories should not keep "themselves on the side of traditional families"?
Anything that's totally vacuous and diverts, after all what does it mean to be in favor of... suppose somebody asks, do you support the people in Iowa, can you say I support them or no I don't support them. It's not even a question, it doesn't even mean anything.
And that's the point of public relations slogans like 'support our troops' is that they don't mean anything, they mean as much as whether you support the people in Iowa.
Of course there was an issue - the issue was do you support our policy, but you don't want people to think about the issue that's the whole point of good propaganda, you want to create a slogan that nobody is gonna be against and I suppose everybody will be for because nobody knows what it means because it doesn't mean anything, but it's crucial value is it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something, do you support our policy and that's the one you're not allowed to talk about.
Noam Chomsky, 1992 . Continue reading
Still taken from Guy Debord's 1973 film of his book, Society Of the Spectacle . Sometimes I read something so banal I can only imagine the person writing it must have had this mantra going round in their head on a loop; "That which appears is good, that which is good appears. That which appears is good, that which is good appears.
That which appears is good, that which is good appears. That which appears is good, that which is good appears. That which appears is good, that which is good appears.
That which appears is good, that which is good appears..." It's not just the manufacture of consent, but the feigning of dissent.
Hegemony defined. "And I?
May I say nothing, my lord? " Continue reading
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Following her previous post in January, Dorothy Nesbit returns today to take a look at a recent shocking revelation in the news and how that can equate to the workplace. ( Ed Scrivener) On power and corruption A story has been unfoldi ... Continue reading
PS Clarification for any idiots reading this: If/when this happens in Scotland I wouldn't mind school children being told that it happens. Continue reading