Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Silence of the Damned

What have crack-whore abuser Hugh Grant, mendacious rag The Guardian and TV-tax thieves the BBC got in common? Apart from a mutual loathing of Rupert Murdoch, all will keep absolutely silent this week as Parliament has forced SOCA to release the identities of the banks, city law firms and big corporates who have used criminal methods of phone hacking, burglary, theft and criminal trespass to gain competitive advantage. Stephen Glover in the Mail has the full story.

The stinking injustice of jailing journalists for phone hacking but letting lawyers and bankers go free cloys the nostrils with the putrescent ordure of establishment cover up and self interest. Even little Austria can manage to jail bent bankers, but this mother of democracies, with an electoral system now so corrupt and so far beyond civilised standards that Michael Pinto-Duschinsky has described it as third-world, can't put a single pin-striped miscreant behind bars.   

We should hang our heads in shame before the world.


DeeDee99 said...

Sadly, a Parliament of thieves, shysters, spivs and fraudsters will look after it's own.

And let's not forget that the current membership is marginally better than the one that was there when these crimes took place.

There's a stink rising from Parliament that in it's way is as bad as the Great Stench of 1858.

It needs flushing out.

Anonymous said...

Third world shit hole?

Have a walk through just about anywhere in East London, you'd think you were in Karachi.

Third world - it's called Britain and those new arrivals will feel right at home, no need to import their venal ways - we're already there.

Dave, his clique have recently and constantly banged on about morality!

But for them, Dave's nu-Tories - morality is just a convenient word, actions have always spoken louder than sound bites and Dave is all about PR.

Dave, the whole establishment cannot [will not, refuse to] 'see' what an amoral shithole Britain has become.
As we dive deeper, in fact, corrupt practice has replaced the old tenets. Have a look, evidenced by the plummet into amorality of the professions; banking, legal, accountancy even medicine - they're all at it.

Politicians, merely reflect the zeitgeist of shithole Britain - see it in Westminster or just next to you in your local council - though, what do you expect when Brussels runs the show?

right_writes said...

Britain's Got Talent...

visceral said...

Anon: it won't change even if Brussels didnt run the show - it's been a cultural change - no going back now alas.

Anon 2 said...

Why are you all insulting the Third World like this? Don't you know the Fifth or Sixth World when it's at Home?

It goes like this:
"Lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds."

They that have power to hurt and will do none,
That do not do the thing they most do show,
Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,
Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow,
They rightly do inherit heaven's graces
And husband nature's riches from expense;
They are the lords and owners of their faces,
Others but stewards of their excellence.
The summer's flower is to the summer sweet,
Though to itself it only live and die,
But if that flower with base infection meet,
The basest weed outbraves his dignity:
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.

–William Shakespeare
"Sonnet 94"

Anonymous said...

"For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds."

For that, read educated men/women in power.

People's well meant trust was misplaced and then betrayed. As in all atrophying states, endemic corruption is a wasting pestilence, the elite deign not to include the people, the decline is irrevocable and now we reap only - the tares.
Third world, is an observation and collective descriptor, an apt description of how society [if one can call it that] is in Britain these days.

Dave said...

The ONLY thing left - if we want to regain control - is to take it back ourselves. We can no longer trust those who are SUPPOSED to maintain law and order and they don't deserve our patronage any longer.

Sadly 'we' as a society are so inured to the corruption that nothing will happen - for a longer time to come - BUT 'they' surely can't go on taking the p1ss so abstractly without ANY retribution for ever? Can they?

I hope not.

Budgie said...

"We should hang our heads in shame before the world." True, but having seen us in action, and the results, and then noting that nowhere else seems markedly better, the only conclusion is that this is endemic in humanity.

As the post-genitors of rationalism we still, quaintly, retain belief: we think we can, with only a little bit more effort, solve man's problems. And we try to do it by starting from ourselves, trying to thread a path through life with facts. But no proposition about facts can lead to imperatives.

So our leaders, without a fear of a god, or belief in an absolute morality, are overweening, self-centred and arrogant, without restraint. The wonder is we are not in an even greater mess.

Anonymous said...

"The wonder is we are not in an even greater mess."

That line has a horrible certainty.