"And I think, in the end, that is the best definition of journalism I have heard; to challenge authority - all authority - especially so when governments and politicians take us to war, when they have decided that they will kill and others will die."
~ Robert Fisk
David's Current Maxim: 'No mother and child should be in the least harmed anywhere in our still beautiful world.'
A Selection of Poetry
The Last Act of Harry Patch - By Andy Croft
"The noblest of all the generations has left us, but they will never be forgotten."
- Gordon Brown
"We go to gain a little patch of ground/That hath in it no profit but the name."
"War is organised murder and nothing else."
- Harry Patch
His murder was arranged at Ypres
With half a million other men,
But now he's dead, the simpering vipers
Come crawling out from Number 10
To bury him with loud laudation
And hymns to reconciliation -
The poisonous, forked-tongued response
Of those who tried to kill him once,
Who justify each round of killing
From Langemarck to Afghanistan,
Then shed a tear for one old man.
It's hard to say which is more chilling.
These snakes are deaf to what he said.
There's nothing else. And now he's dead.
Andy Croft writes a monthly poetry column in the Morning Star and has published seven books of poetry
"Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side."
A Quotation From: The NHS Dismantled
In his report to the Conservative Party’s Economic Reconstruction Group in 1977, Nicholas Ridley wrote that:
"...denationalisation should not be attempted by frontal attack but by preparation for return to the private sector by stealth. We should first pass legislation to destroy the public sector monopolies. We might also need to take power to sell assets. Secondly, we should fragment the industries as far as possible and set up the units as separate profit centres."