Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Another reflection on last night's Council meeting

Anyone interested in the realities of what being a LibDem, Labour or Conservative tends to boil down to in contemporary Britain should have sat in Norwich City Council Chamber last night, as Councillors from these Parties formed a mutual admiration society and wallowed in negative rhetoric against us for daring to oppose one of their pet road-building projects. See my previous post on this, here:
http://rupertsread.blogspot.com/2008/10/dont-be-dinosaur-beyond-main-3-parties.html
All the three grey Parties are tacitly committed to the same ideology, of endless industrial growth, of worshipping at the shrine of big business and big money -- of neoliberal globalisation. I wish they understood that this was / is an ideology, rather than being under the silly illusion that they are 'pragmatic', 'sensible', etc.
I feel sadness that these dinosaurs are leading the world into perdition and oblivion. But I hope and believe that the people will have the good sense to move their allegiance away from them, in time.
 

2 Comments:

Blogger Lynda said...

I was one of those who sat in on that meeting!

The impression was that the other parties were running scared of the Green party taking over the Council with sensible policies. They tried to mock our policies - in my opinion the internal combustion engine seems a dreadfully archaic item of technology. It is about time we had a more up-to-date method of transportation - like Maglev for instance.

For certain people to campaign for more road building is ruining the countryside people come to enjoy. Rupert was quite correct in what he said at the Council meeting.

I would quite like to live long enough to see grass growing in the middle of the underused A11, A47 and others due to people emerging from the 19th and 20th centuries:-).

2 October 2008 at 19:24  
Blogger Greenbottle said...

The only embarassing Mammouth in the Council Chamber was Greens and Ruperts naivity and nonsense on the the A11 dualing issue. As a neutral embarassing to listen to.

5 October 2008 at 02:55  

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Anyone interested in the realities of what being a LibDem, Labour or Conservative tends to boil down to in contemporary Britain should have sat in Norwich City Council Chamber last night, as Councillors from these Parties formed a mutual admiration society and wallowed in negative rhetoric against us for daring to oppose one of their pet road-building projects. See my previous post on this, here:
http://rupertsread.blogspot.com/2008/10/dont-be-dinosaur-beyond-main-3-parties.html
All the three grey Parties are tacitly committed to the same ideology, of endless industrial growth, of worshipping at the shrine of big business and big money -- of neoliberal globalisation. I wish they understood that this was / is an ideology, rather than being under the silly illusion that they are 'pragmatic', 'sensible', etc.
I feel sadness that these dinosaurs are leading the world into perdition and oblivion. But I hope and believe that the people will have the good sense to move their allegiance away from them, in time.
 
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