About kevinclarion

Into history, social struggles, political action,walking,exopolitics I/m a freethinking christian. I like classical music I have another blog at www.kevcally-channells.blogspot.com

EASTER 2019 A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO THE WORLD.

Easter in my opinion offers a message of hope to the present world of trouble and strife. This applies whether or not you are a christian.

The Easter resurrection of Jesus shows that whatever our personal troubles relating to health, economic or psychological we can still keep going. As there is I feel in the Easter resurrection a message that goodness and justice will eventually prevail.

I would strongly urge people to use the period building up to Easter 2019 for deep self reflection on your personal life. See how you can make personal improvements in your life both emotionally and healthwise. Also you should use the Easter period to see how you can get involved in campaigns to make the world a better place.

In these undoubted dark times of war and injustice the Easter resurrection urges us to keep going come what may and whatever are own deep personal problems.

Many people have given upon trying to make the world a better place. I can perhaps understand this point of view in this corporate elite globalist controlled world. The odds seems so heavily stacked against those people fighting for peace,justice and change. Many people have also given up on their own personal life they are in a way dead people walking

However as I emphasis again the Easter Jesus resurrection does offer a message to the world of hope in our personal life and justice in this cruel dark world.

Do not give up, do not despair keeping going come what may.

My next blog will be on the British Brexit farce

Best wishes for the future god bless you all.

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NO TO PERSONAL IDENTITY POLITICS YES TO CLASS POLITICS.

In this latest blog I will argue against personal identity politics on the grounds that it creates fracture and division amongst the working class. Also it can create a petite bourgeois left not based on the working class. I will also strongly argue in favour of class politics as being the only politics that can lead to true human liberation. As the working class need to act in unity to fight capitalist exploitation.

Personal identity politics started to grow in the late 1960,s and early 1970,s. The proponents of identity politics were mainly middle class academics. They argued that the white working class in Western Europe and North America was now a conservative political force due to the growth of the affluent society and they were now opposed to radical political change. Clearly they did not foresee the growth of neo liberalism in the late 1970,s and globalization which has created a mass pool of casual low paid labor in both North America and Western Europe.

The supporters of PID argued that to bring about radical change you needed to create a new political coalition based on ethnic minority groups. Also gays and lesbians,women and also students. Of course they did not take into account the fact that being a student is only a short a temporary short phase in peoples life and that after they leave university many students gradually become political conservatives and strong supporters of the corporate capitalist system. Also some women are part of the capitalist class.

However in my opinion the real problem with PID politics is that it hides the real cause of oppression which is the capitalist exploitation of the working masses. Racial minorities and gays and lesbians are in my opinion usually exploited in their work places by the capitalist class.

Also if you place emphasis on one particular racial minority it can creates divisions with other racial minorities. It can also stop them uniting with other racial ethnic groups within the working class and also the white working class who are also exploited by the capitalist class.

This in why in my opinion in America and Europe the ruling class like to try and promote a liberal ‘left’ which is not class based but instead is based on personal identity politics as it does not challenge the power of the capitalist system and its exploitation of the working class.

Also under PID you now have the growing tensions between gays and lesbians on the one hand and transgender people on the other hand. Division which clearly suits the capitalist class.

Of course you must fight racism and racial oppression. Also you must defend the rights of gays and lesbians and also fight women,s oppression. However you must do this on a class basis inside the working class movement.

Only by fighting for working class liberation on a class basis. In other words class politics can you truly help fight for the liberation of women,different racial groups and gays and lesbians.

Working class unity and power is the key to the liberation of the human race. In other words class politics.

Best wishes to all for the future.

WILLIAM BLAKE A FORCE FOR FREEDOM IN OUR PRESENT TROUBLED TIMES.

This latest blog is about my English hero the poet,artist and fighter for freedom William Blake. Born 1857 died 1827.

I have read Blakes poems in full.His poem Jerusalem is a national treasure.His song from the poem is Englands unofficial national anthem. Also his artistic engravings are magical.

Turning to Blakes political and religious views. In his view Jesus was the divine creator.But he was basically a freethinking christian. He felt that people should not be bound by rigid rules and should enjoy their natural desires. Instead he felt that people should try and do good deeds and fight oppression and injustice, a very important message for our present times.

In 1804 he was arrested during the period of the wars with France. He was charged with sedition. But thank god he managed to avoid conviction.

William Blake was opposed to slavery and also the death penalty. A view which was not common at that time.

In his song Jerusalem he spoke about the dark satanic mills of England. So he was obviously against the harsh working conditions of the time. Although some academics have suggested that the song not about the harsh working conditions of the time. Personally I think that it was. His whole life was a fight against oppression and injustice.

Blake claimed to have had visions of angels. But again some academics have suggested that he may had had some mental illness. In my opinion this is not true. As his beautiful engravings are clearly divinely inspired. Also he led a well balanced life.

In our present times which in my opinion is leading in the direction of a soulless technocratic dictatorship based on a globalist dictatorship. Blakes message of freedom and justice is very relevant for our present time.

In conclusion I would urge people to study Blakes poems and artist engravings and religious and political views. As they are I feel very important for our present age.

Best wishes to all for the future.

SOLIDARITY WITH PRESIDENT MADURO AND THE SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA.

The decision of President Trump to recognize the right wing oligarch Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela is par the course for the mass murderers of American imperialism. This is despite the fact the international observers including former USA President Carter stated that President Maduro won the last Venezuelan presidential election clean and fair with over 60% of the vote.

American imperialism has a bloody legacy of promoting mass murder,repression and fascist coups on behalf of American business interests in Latin America. Overthrowing left wing socialist governments who try to run their countries on behalf of the ordinary working people and not the local rich oligarchs and their rich American business allies. Fascist coups in Guatemala 1954, Brazil 1964 and Chile 1973 come to mind.

This action of Trump shows that he is no different from any other American president. He is promoting war and repression in Latin America. Openly supporting Brazil,s new fascist president.This is perhaps not surprising as the deep state seems to control America. It does not seem to matter who is president of America. The foreign policy seems to stay the same.

If Trump does attack Venezuela it will turn into a bloodbath which will spread to Brazil and Columbia. American imperialism will get a bloody nose from the militias of the United Socialist party of Venezuela.

If the USA does attack Venezuela international solidarity is vital.International brigades should be formed to help fight alongside the Venezuelan forces. As in Spain in 1936. I am sure that Cuba will come to President Maduro,s aid. Perhaps Iran and Russia will as well.

The situation in Venezuela is of great historic importance. American imperialism must not be allowed to take over the country. So I would urge everybody to start their solidarity by joining the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign today.

Best wishes to all for the future.

A REVIEW OF COSTAS LAPAVITSAS BOOK. THE LEFT CASE AGAINST THE EU.

The first blog of 2019 is a review of a timely and excellent book published by Polity Books and titled,the left case against the EU. Written by Costas Lapavitsas a Syriza member of parliament at the time of the 2015 Syriza
government sell out to the EU. He is now professor of economics at SOAS London. In the book the author calls on the European left to drop its support for the European Union and instead campaign for their countries to leave the EU.

He states that the Single European Act of 1986 and the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 led the way to the economic and political integration thus leading to EU central control over countries economies. He shows how the neo liberal economist Friedrich Hayek welcomed this as it would move the impediment to free movement of goods,labour and capital.

Costas also shows how the introduction of the Euro currency was another factor to individual EU countries losing their economic independence. Also turning the EU into a bastion of neo liberalism and privatization. The European Central Bank aims for 2% rate of inflation in the Eurozone and countries can only have a 3% public deficit.

The author shows how Germany is increasingly the dominant force in the EU. The reason for this is that the reunification of Germany led to a vast reserve of cheap labour in the old GDR. Also German firms have moved much of their enterprises to Poland and the Czech Republic another reserve of cheap labour. This means that wages have now stagnated in the old West Germany which now has rising inequality.

Costas also shows how the 2008 financial crisis was the final impetus to turning the EU into a hard neo liberal bastion. The European Stability Mechanism means that loans can only be made to EU countries on strict conditions. Privatization, austerity thus leading to mass unemployment.

He also touches on the Greek Syriza debacle of 2015. He correctly states that the country should have left the Euro and reintroduced the Drachma.

Costas also shows that unfortunately it is the Right wing Populist Nationalists who are leading the resistance to the EU. For instance Le Pen France and Salvini Italy. Tragically most of the European left still has a positive view of the EU.

In conclusion he correctly praises Brexit. He calls on the left in the EU countries to drop their support for the EU and also campaign for their countries to leave the EU. Also to reinstate their old national currencies.

This is an excellent book which gives a correct analysis of the fascist EU. I went to the book launch and it was very encouraging that their was about six hundred people present including many young anti EU left wing people. Buy this book.

Best wishes for the future.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2019?

Well 2018 is nearly over. So I will have a look at what may happen in 2019. I feel that the main theme for 2019 is uncertainty and troubled times ahead both in the UK and on the world stage.

Here in the UK 2019 will be dominated by the subject of brexit. It is not yet clear whether the Conservative government will go for a hard brexit or else it will extend article 50 thus postponing brexit. It looks like the deal agreed with the EU will be voted down by the UK parliament. Personally I favour a no deal brexit. However if the government postpones brexit there will be a national outcry and you could see a mass yellow vests movement develop in the UK.

I also think that it is quite possible that breakaway political party,s are formed in Britain by pro remain supporters from both the Conservative and Labour party,s. The split from Labour could be much bigger particularly as Corbyn has correctly so far refused to back a second EU referendum vote. In conclusion regarding the UK I predict a tumultuous year ahead for the UK.

Turning to the international stage I fear troubled times ahead. There is the possibility that there could be increasing tension between the USA and Iran in 2019. Although I do not personally think that it will result in a military clash. Alas I also expect that tensions between the western imperialist powers and Russia and China will increase in 2019. Although again I do not expect this to result in a military conflict in 2019.

Regarding the economic situation it looks like that the much talked about economic crash that has been predicted by many economic experts will take place in 2020 according to a recent economic report. For some reason they always seem to take place in the month of October. So it looks like October 2020 is the date to watch. However I do expect that stock market shares will drop a considerable amount in 2019.

Of course there will be some surprise events taking place in 2019. The Chinese robot landing on the dark side of the moon in January 2019 could be interesting.

However in conclusion the main lesson that people should take from 2018 into 2019 is that people can resist the globalist elites plans for a corporate technocratic world dictatorship. The heroic action of the yellow vests movement in France shows that if the masses fully mobilize then they can win. Encouragingly the yellow vests movement appears to be spreading to other European countries. So join the resistance to fight for a more just,peaceful and equal world.

God bless you all and best wishes for 2019.

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 2018

Each year in the Christmas period I like to write a blog about the spirit and energy of Christmas in that particular year. Christmas means something to me as some sort of Christian. This years Christmas spirit is almost certainly based on the theme of future uncertainty.

Here in the UK this uncertainty is based on the elites plans to try and sabotage the the democratic mandate to leave the EU. Also the possibility of another UK general election next year.

On the world stage most people I feel sense that another 2008 economic crash is on the way. They sense that the present economic foundations is based on sand. In fact one major economic think tank has predicted such a crash in 2020.

Also on the international stage President Trump seems to be looking for a war with Iran. He also seems to be stepping up the ante with Russia and China. So sadly a 2019 military clash cannot be entirely ruled out. Very worrying times indeed.

Personally I feel that people should face up to this future uncertainty directly at Christmas. Try and meditate,sense the real being below your ego. Also try and do some good deeds and get involved in campaigns for political and social change. But perhaps most importantly try and have some fun over the Christmas period and on new years eve.

My next blog to be published just before 31/12/2018 will be about what will happen in 2019?

God bless you all and best wishes for the future.