For various reasons I have not done much blogging lately. But I have been doing a great deal of thinking, prompted by events and concerns within my own life – with which I will not attempt to entertain readers. One effect of this thinking has been to spend some time exploring different places around the internet. In the process I came across a stunning, short talk by Noam Chomsky.
It is not very cheery – then Noam Chomsky seldom provides much to cheer about. He has an incredible knack of spelling out just how one-sided is the current state of the Class War, and this talk is no exception to that rule. Although he mentions some initiatives around the world to provide a counter-balance to the present neo-liberal hegemony, the question and answer session saw several people from the floor asking in various ways ‘what is to be done?’ Essentially he replied that it was in their, our, own hands. Don’t mourn: organise. Only mass organisation will change anything.
If anyone out there thinks they have a better suggestion that would really work …???