Sunday, April 19, 2009

Be Realistic

Be realistic demand the impossible, an old slogan from '68 days.

Also from 68 Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho

A slogan painted on a banner and hung from atop the HQ of the french football league
Football belongs to the People.

Football does not belong to the multinationals.
Football does no belong to those who initiate focus groups and vie over naming rights, the ones who buy and sell our teams and move them if it suits, destroying communities, breaking hearts.
Football does not belong to bean counting suits who force a change of jersey every year, so that fans get on a never ending cycle of needless purchases.
Gotta make money they say.
It is just business, they say.
Etc etc etc...
Blah fucking blah.

Murdoch tried to buy up rugby league, (rugby league started in australia in early 1900's after starting in northern england a few years before.) he failed, but damage has been done.

Do not be afraid, brothers and sisters!
The world is hurtling to disaster and we are constantly told "We can not fix the problems, global recession and all that."
What the bosses lack in imagination they make up for in avarice.
The bosses will destroy OUR world for a few bob.
Let us not be so constrained.
We have nothing to lose, we have a world to gain.

(Every political failure is
A failure of imagination)

For the old men and old women
In the factories ten twenty thirty
Years on the same production
Line. Knots of knuckles contorted
Twisted arthritic pain
Constant missing digits or
Fractions of digits
Burnt - cut - calloused

Be Realistic -
Demand the Impossible
Why not free buses?
Why not free health care?
Why not free education?
Why not no armies?
Why not no racism?

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