Fellow Green Party member praises McDonalds, OK he is a fairly new member...but its a bit crap.
Socialist newspaper that Dr Wall writes for refuses to give staff inflation proof pay rise...resulting in strike at Britain's only daily left newspaper....well right on both sides in this one, incidentally I don't get paid at all for my column, the paper has limited resources but the workers deserve better.
Caroline Lucas becomes obssessed with the leader title...oh well that was last year and the members endorsed her over whelmingly....so I am living with it, free and fair vote and all that. Am I bitter about the abolition of the Principal Speaker, well of course but lets move on and stop wingeing.
What really has embarrassed and annoyed me is Andy Newman supremo of the Socialist Unity blog, where I blog...defending fox hunting and calling for cats to be boiled down into glue.
I actually to be fair to Andy he suggests banning cats, so I suppose humane killing is possible or neutering....
I will let everyone else off but the following from Andy is a bit much:
The defence of hunting is that nothing brings you closer to understanding an animal and how it thinks and exists in its habitat than hunting it. This comes over brilliantly in Siegfried Sassoon’s fantastic novel “The Memoirs of a Fox Hunting man”. Hunting puts human beings back into the animal world, in all it blood, snot and guts and the hormonal thrill of sensual experience - you have to immerse yourself in the the immediacy of how the quarry inhabits its own space. To catch a fox you have to learn to think like a fox.
The dislike of some people (mainly urban dwellers) for hunting is a symptom of an alienation from the visceral, sensual reality of the natural world; opponents of hunting live in a world where meat comes shrink wrapped; animals are sentimentalised and pets are treated like children. In truth, the alienation of human life to be decontextualised from the reality of animal husbandry and rearing animals for slaughter is a feature of modern industrialised society, and probably specific to capitalism.
Makes you feel that socialist just don't care about other species...or the environment.