Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Spanish lesson for the UK?

On the subject of a report by Bloomberg which showed there was a tad of disagreement on the Greek problem twixt the European Central Bank and the European Commossion, Sue of Muffled Vocifieration tweeted that: "Spain definitely on the brink now too, demo's in all cities! Local Elections on Sunday, then s**t will hit the fan."

A little ferreting around on Google produced this report by Pablo Ouziel on Global Research, from which:

"Spain’s people’s movement has finally awoken, la Puerta del Sol in Madrid is now the country’s Tahrir Square, and the ‘Arab Spring’ has been joined by what is now bracing to become a long ‘European Summer’. As people across the Arab world continue their popular struggle for justice, peace and democracy, Spain’s disillusioned citizens have finally caught on with full force. Slow at first, hopeful that Spain’s dire economic conditions would magically correct themselves, the Spanish street has finally understood that democratic and economic justice and peace will not come from the pulpits of the country’s corrupt political elite. [......] A failed European project, with its borders quickly being reinstated, a collapsing Euro currency, and the examples of Greece, Portugal and Ireland are the reminders to those on the streets of what it is they are fighting to disassociate themselves from, and of the freedoms they are working towards. The economic and political project of the country’s elite has destroyed the economic dreams of whole generations of naïve and apathetic Spaniards. [...] A silent revolution has begun in Spain, a nonviolent revolution which seeks democracy through democratic means, justice through just means, and peace through peaceful means has finally captivated the imagination of the Spanish people, and now there is no turning back. Hopefully an articulate steering committee will flourish soon from amongst the crowds, which is capable of making clear and viable demands that grab the imagination of the country and force the political elite to comply."

Is it not about time that the people of the UK also realised that democratic and economic justice will not come from the pulpits of our own corrupt political elite?  Is it not time that Ukip recognised the open goal with which they are faced and 'upped their game' to show that democracy through democratic means is possible and became that 'articulate steering committee'? 

Ukip are fond of telling the nation that they are comprised of people just like us. A recent YouGov poll showed that 66% of those questioned believed that the country would be a ‘better place’ if more people were like them. On the assumption that that 66% were decent, law-abiding, proud-to-be-British Brits, then if Ukip capture the support of that lot - they're the next government.

Political strategy? Simples, really......................


Anonymous said...

I too wish that the UKIP would get their act together however with the MSM only interested in the LIBLABCON it must be hard for them to make any sort of breakthrough, i would bet around 30% of the sheeple have never heard of them, i spoke to a young voter recently who was intent on voting Labour because she liked the name! That is the sort of apathy the UKIP are up against, it is so inbred in the mindset of the average voter in this country that a vote for anyone apart from the big three is a wasted vote, i dont know where the UKIP can begin to make any inroads to becoming a major political force, i hope in time they can.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

A: Accept your point about the MSM etc, however how about Farage (who will get the attention of the MSM) started a series of press conferences and at each began fisking their policies?

MSM don't turn up? - then another via say Russia Today, lambasting them and their obligation to free speech.

That should stir sommat......!

The Filthy Engineer said...

I've just knicked that para from Global Research, and played with it to suit the UK. I've posted a link to your blog post. Hope you don't mind.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TFE: Feel free and thanks for the link.

TomTom said...

i dont know where the UKIP can begin to make any inroads to becoming a major political force, i hope in time they can.

They are too old and traditional so sit at the end of a spectrum of dead old parties rather than creatively using Web and other Social Media to advertise, agitate and propagate. They have no Youth Wing to be "Free and European" not "EU Serfs" so cannot build lifestyle of Freemen rather than EU Playmobil People

UKIP is portrayed as old generation Tories rather than as Britons who like Europe as a place but not its Dictatorship