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Deja vu

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An impression of having seen or experienced something before

A deep recession with mass unemployment, worries over homelessness, elected representatives who are despised and detached from their constituency, politicians who have become enmeshed in the old ways, collapsing economies, blaming the bankers, blaming a foreign state (it all started over there), blaming immigration or those whose ethnicity, faith, or culture  is different to ours, state snooping and a pervasive interference and level of control from faceless bureaucrats, heavy handed policing, the sidelining of religion, and the election of a few dangerous people in smart suits.

Of course we’ve seen it all before, (or at least our parents and grand parents have), we’ve read about in books, been taught our history at school, but did we actually learn any lessons before we started to throw our protesting votes around like Molotov cocktails?

It is so easy to be flippant about such things, but we should step back and take a deep breath, think a little, there is nothing worse than waking up tomorrow to discover that we actually got what we wished for.

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Written by curly

June 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Europe, Foreign Affairs, News, politics

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  1. Jobbik? JOBBIK?! They do have some peculiar names for parties in eastern Europe.

    But yes, quite right – if the mainstream establishment do not deal with the sense of rage on the street and immediately reform themselves (starting with a general election and treaties both on the Lisbon Treaty and the EU full stop) I can foresee things becoming very nasty.

    It is authoritarianism that is the cancer of our society.

    Paul

    June 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  2. You say sidelining of religion like it’s a bad thing.

    rossinisbird

    June 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm


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