1. I am a communist because I believe that a communist society is possible, desirable, and probably essential if we want to carry on knocking about on this planet for much longer. Of course, I get a lot of shit for this. Communists are misunderstood, because a lot of people believe that communists are violent … Continue reading Communism. Love. Mayakovsky.
Bloody foreigners eh? Stealing all our jobs and all our women and buying all of our houses and using our NHS services like they bloody well live here... and using our libraries and closing down all the Surestart clinics and rape clinics and crisis centres and bloody well bailing out the banks and causing the financial … Continue reading Bloody foreigners, bloody peasants, bloody Guardian comments: why being working class is just so shit these days…
Social media and its technologies (e.g. the “smartphone”) have given corporations the power to transform what used to be anonymous contact and geographic location into marketable data. I read somewhere that the genius of Facebook, and one of the reasons why it is profitable, comes from the fact that it inverted the process by which … Continue reading The Tyranny of The Emoticon
The Bus Station at Preston is in need of major refurbishment and so am I. My body is a late-Soviet alcohol processing plant. Not economically viable, but nothing much matters at this stage. I’m “getting over” a relationship breaking up. I’m not “getting over” it though. People dying of cancer aren’t “fighting” or “battling” it. … Continue reading Spannered