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London’s Potemkin Protest 25, October 2011

Posted by thegulfblog.com in UK.
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So while the protestors in London vowed…

Turns out that unless they are lizards, 9/10 bugger off home, no doubt lubed up on a nice Macchiato from Starbucks [cheap shot, I know, I know], to return the next day.

Aside from numerous snide comments that I try to hold back (…I know…) it really irks me that some of these folk dare even hint that their protets are even remotely akin, alike or linked in any way to those in the Arab Spring.

Hat tip

I was most miffed to find that Tim Worstall nicked my headline…or rather he published before me (unless he read my mind, no actual thieving was involved). But still, fair’s fair: thanks.



1. Paul - 25, October 2011

Yeah but what do you think of their reasons for protesting and their objectives?

thegulfblog.com - 26, October 2011

Seems the press were being rather over zealous with their arithmetic.

Difficult to say what I think, given there seems to be no coherent message or policy to adopt or criticize. Overall, I’ve typically got little time for these demonstrations. They’re unhappy with…what? Capitalism? ‘The System’? Please. 1) Capitalism has done wonders for an awful lot of people. Literacy rates shooting up, mortality rates plummeting in most places on earth. No, it’s not all down to Capitalism of course – and indeed there are certainly many negative affects – but you’d be kidding yourself if you were seriously arguing that it has had an overall detrimental impact. 2) What alternative is there? There isn’t one.

The more reasonable folk there might note that they just want the egregious examples of capitalism going askew to be rounded off. There, I think that most are in agreement. Practical steps that can be taken, though, I just don’t know and neither, I’d contend, do they.

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