Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dawn raid

The world can be a confusing place at times. You wake up in the morning to hear on the news 'anti-Government protesters around the People's Alliance for Democracy have surrounded Bangkok airport' and think 'fuck yeah, a revolutionary situation in Thailand' only to listen on and slowly realise that actually the PAD are a reactionary rabble trying to instigate a coup. Other mornings you wake up and hear a voice that sounds distinctly familiar vigorously denouncing the 'Labour regime' only to have a gradually dawning realisation that you are listening to the dulcet tones of none other than the BNP leader Nick Griffin. Fascism is not what anyone needs first thing in the morning, when you are still half asleep, whether you are based in Britain or Thailand...

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