miércoles, 10 de abril de 2013


Well, she's gone to meet her maker, whoever that was, at last. No doubt her friend and ally Pinochet will be there to greet her. Whether you agreed or not with her vision of society, one thing is clear - she triumphed. The whole world now follows in her footsteps. No market regulation, might is right, money is god, and compassion is for the weak.
She had her way, it seems. The European Union is bent on destroying social welfare, at any cost. Individual tragedy means nothing, it is merely a passing news item. The spoils of war are for the victorious - the losers, like the defunct Iron Lady, can go to hell.
A New World, not in the slightest bit Brave. A new generation of selfish, over-ambitious climbers who disdain any form of weakness. A primitive society of leaders and the led, of winners and losers, of haves and have-nots, that is in effect anti-social inasmuch as it is divisive and spurns cohesion.
I don't know if Elvis Costello went through with his desire to tramp the dirt down. It was not meant to be personal anyway, I suspect. The dirt is her legacy of greed and indifference to others. We are the unfortunate heirs of this barbaric, prehistoric world view. It is up to us to make sure that our children receive a more dignified inheritance.

jueves, 4 de abril de 2013

Give them ehough rope...

... and they'll stockpile it, push up the price, then bring out a law forcing everyone to buy rope ladders as a security measure.
The game has always been make as much as you can, by hook or by crook. The problem for aspiring tycoons has always been the watchdog. Remove that dog, or keep it on a short leash, and you're laughing all the way to the offshore investment trust.
In many countries this has been taken this a step further.  Any guard dog caught barking at an intruder will be immediately put down, as it is a menace to society.
Corruption and impunity. Two words that will eventually destroy the established status quo. Because what is good for the goose....