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#Mohammed Ali

Guest Post on Mohammed Ali by Herbie, St Albans

If the Bay of Pigs can be seen as a straight right hand to the psychological jaw of White America, then the Las Vegas defeat of the {black Christian} Floyd Patterson by {the black Muslim}  Ali was a perfect left hook to the gut”.——-

The heavyweight champion is a symbol of masculinity to the American male. And a Black champion, as long as he is firmly fettered in his private life, is a fallen lion at every white man’s feet. Through a curious psychic mechanism, the puniest white man experiences himself as a giant killer, as a superman, a great white hunter leading a gigantic ape, the black champion tamed by the white man, around on a leash. But when the ape breaks away from the leash, beats his deadly fists on his massive chest and starts talking to boot, proclaiming himself to be the greatest, spouting poetry and annihilating every gun bearer the white hunter puts on him { the white hunter  not being disposed to crawl in the ring himself } a very serious slippage takes place in the white man’s self-image – that by which he defined himself  no longer has a recognisable identity. “IF THAT BLACK APE IS A MAN,” the white hunter asks himself,

“THEN WHAT AM I”.

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#Labour Myth 1: Ends Justify Means

Just now in St Albans, mild-mannered and likable Labour activists are distributing a glossy tabloid with a big lie on the front. Many of these activists are church-goers.

They must believe that the end justifies the means.

I wonder if this is the dividing line between Labour and the Lib Dems. Labour fight the class war to win. Lib Dems fight it but only up to a point. Labour see that as weak, or a betrayal.

Meanwhile Lib Dems worry about truth, and an individual’s human rights. If you abide by those things, can you ever win a war?

But are wars ever won? Is there ever an End? Is today’s China a communist state? Is Iraq a liberal democracy? Is Afghanistan ‘terrorist’-free?

If there is no end to things, no end in sight, maybe the means are all?

Popular Myth 1: Politics is Dirty

So is sex, money, birth, death, children, gardening. Best just to watch TV and criticise everyone else. Don’t get involved.

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Happy Easter!

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Adventures in Tory Land

For all those of you who still think Politics is worth talking about (Just the two of us is it?) or getting active about, Adventures in Tory Land is an Amazon ebook costing 77p, about the journeys of a Lib Dem canvasser wandering through a Conservative town looking for votes…. It’s a collection of tragi-comic monologues in the mouths of Conservative voters she meets on the door step.

For your first free 10%, click here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Tory-Land-Conservatives-around-ebook/dp/B00P8EPMKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417088919&sr=8-1&keywords=katie+barron