April 09, 2010

Ranty Writes Elsewhere

Those good folks over at Lawful Rebellion asked me to write a guest post for their site several weeks back.

They suggested Europe as a theme so I scribbled a couple of hundred words and sent it off. They came back and said "More dammit! Write some more!". So I added a few more paragraphs. As usual, I meandered a little but they are very forgiving. They asked me for links to embed within the piece to support it. I promised to do so. Then life happened: I had to travel for my work, I had a house move coming up, then another trip, then the house move itself, then I had no comms at home, which was followed by a power cut and to top it off I had to travel again to Libya. They decided to publish without the supporting links which I was happy with. Simply Googling some of the terms I used within the piece will lead you to the same sources I used anyway.

This is a short section of the piece:

"Worse was to come. We discovered that politicians suffer deafness 1 nanosecond after winning your vote. It is axiomatic. Power received = instant deafness. Over 4 million of us signed a petition to 10 Downing Street in which we begged them not to close our post offices. We were ignored, and the slaughter began. I now have an 18 mile round trip to my nearest post office. For some it is much, much worse. We watched, as our government piled stupidity on top of ineptitude and smothered the whole mess with greed. They just love our money. They can’t get enough of it. When they get caught with their sticky fingers in the till what do we hear? “I was just following the rules”. Nice. One story that blew my mind concerned a young mum who applied to the Social Fund for a single bed for her daughter. After jumping through more hoops than a circus dog she was told that she qualified for a bed, but that she would have to provide the mattress herself. Her wee girl slept on coats piled on the bare springs. Meanwhile, thousands of £££’s were happily shovelled towards an MP whose moat needed dredging."

If you are sufficiently interested, pop over here to read the full thing. I urge you most strongly to hang around the site for a bit and read some of their earlier articles, and if you have time, listen to some fascinating interviews with some of our movements' leading lights.

Thank you guys, for publishing my piece.

CR.

11 comments:

Cold Steel Rain said...

Outstanding piece as always Captain. Good drills mate.

Barry the Jackal said...

Very good read, thanks CR. My eyes are open, I'm still trying to work out what to do!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks CSR.

Captain Ranty said...

Barry,

Have a go at using the most powerful word in your vocabulary: No.

It always amuses me greatly when their chins drop....

CR.

Revolution Harry said...

It's a small world. I've just read it from a link posted by someone on Facebook. Good work Captain.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks H!

fraser said...

Great artical Ranty,it's straight from the heart.My eye's have been open a long time now it's just such hard work to get people to listen or to care about what is happening.

Captain Ranty said...

Fraser,

Thanks.

We will have to rely on the Hundredth Monkey Syndrome to get us where we need to be.

FWIW, I think the word is spreading fast all on its own.

Meantime, all you can do is keep trying to convince them. When they (we) have been asleep for hundreds of years is it surprising that no-one really wants to wake up?

Far easier to keep eating slop and convincing yourself it's a T-bone steak.

Keep poking!

CR.

drabzz said...

CR, that was a great read mate. Honest, impassioned and written with clarity and brevity. Brilliant!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Drabzz. You are very kind to say so.

It's hard to keep the rage at bay somedays.

CR.

Anonymous said...

If true very interesting, however I would be amazed if "they" (i.e. "the powers that be" of their UK/EU "law and order") let themselves be run out of town on this matter.

"They" have too much to lose.

"They" are the bully state with many guns, weapons, jails and courts to use against those they bully.