Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Re-awakening of Hope?

Drummer Dave, in his debut post here at Information Landmine, may well be (read: is absolutely) correct about our present times being a Golden Age of Greed (tm), but certainly there are signs that the times, they are a-changin'.

Progressive values and ideas are suddenly not just dismissed as the ramblings of a so-called "loony left" ((c) The Sun, 1984) but, increasingly, are being taken seriously and embraced at least in word if not in deed. David Cameron's new tree-hugging Tories, anyone?

When even Francis Fukuyama is scurrying rat-like from the sinking hulk of an "unsinkable" ideological vessel that has just rammed full-steam into the iceberg of reality, all but the most self-deluded of the self-deluded on the right hand side of the aisle must know in their stone cold hearts that the gig is almost up for another 40 years, until we move into another conservative political cycle again.

Provided, of course, we haven't all drowned, starved or been killed off by war or pandemic disease before then. Now there's a cheery thought!


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