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Autocracy In The UK-Never Mind The Bullingdon Boys (by Debunk Dudayev):
Whenever a bank tells me to “never mind”, I get a little nervous. Celebrating “Anarchy In The UK”, by a bank, at a time of unsurpassed rabid bank-corporation-financial-sector-nabob-politician related scourge & turbo regressionism, impoverization social cleansing, fatal-austerity & free market extremism does seem a bit like a hit & run driver rubbing the injured pedestrians face in the wreckage of their crushed bike. But then again, perhaps it’s just a rare moment of honesty? As the banks continue to run amok, imperil & wreck-havoc pushing us towards a second “crash” in tandem with their Westminster cronies…oh & the terrorists, narco-moguls, human traffickers, despot regimes & shadow capital big-shots that supply them with so much of their business & wealth.
Anyways, Virgin Money have issued these two new credit cards baring two versions of Sex Pistols cover art & slogans. How you view ostensibly raw street based dissent & rejectionist music/sub-culture now representing croesus conglomerates, consumerism & banking I will leave to yooz lot. But the argument of the ultimate commodification & commercial compromise is so on the table it is the table. Still, John Lydon has been known to vociferously back Israel whilst chiding the Palestinians, participated in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here & been the mascot for Anchor’s Utterly Butterly range. Like I said, the table.
The art & words are the same, but the meaning has totally altered. To co-opt & subvert (but exploit the original artistic credibility), like using a piece of kitchen or gardening equipment for a killing (a neutral instrument turned effective murder weapon). Multiple meanings, hidden or optional, contorted & corrupted. “Never Mind” – accept, acquiesce, submit, do not contest. “mind” – being aware, thinking, being cognizant, analysing & formulating your own ideas, not being duped. “Never Mind”- don’t think, don’t understand, don’t be aware, ignore, supress, neglect.. the perfect victim. It’s the perfect stealth diktat for a credit card. Oblivion, blindness & expenditure. The punk/Sex Pistols addition also garnishes the whole concept/transaction with that slight glaze of “alternative”, tricking the gudgeons into faux non-conformity by way of association. Whatever useless shit you’re paying for, you can feel “punk” about it. drudgery “with attitude”. A fruit pastel for the condemned, some sugar in the slaughter. What a fuckin’ joke! “The Bollocks”- we could interpret this in many ways, but the context makes it so obvious. Spiralling political corruption, a Tory majority poised to inflict five years of total ruination & rape, rapidly expanding poverty, exponential degradation of living standards & quality of life, Westminster & high level establishment paedophile rings & sexual child murdering by MPs, a homeless crisis, a housing crisis, a prisons crisis, a domestic violence/violence against women crisis, a policing crisis, an air pollution crisis, a welfare crisis, an NHS crisis, ongoing austerity (i.e. acceptable extremism), proliferating plutocracy, hyper privatization & the mass selling-off of public assets at derisible prices to banks & vulture capitalists, deregulation, police state/snoopers charter/surveillance-state incrementation, the big push for Fracking in the UK, the curtailing of Human Rights whilst simultaneously scrambling for greater rights for the already practically invulnerable Corporations through TTIP/TPP etc, ongoing financial crisis, precariousness, malfeasance & recklessness with a second financial crash all but guaranteed & an utterly mad chancellor hell bent on inculcating it as fast as possible….i could go on & on (& I am keeping it basically domestic without straying into the state of the world or the biggest horror of the lot, Climate Catastrophe & the governments total inaction on this existential emergency), but we are basically engirdled with a conglomeration of crisis & calamity of almost unimaginable scale, that’s just increasing. I think we can call this – “The Bollocks” & it needs all of our attentions & priority NOW! of course at Virgin Money they would rather you just whacked it on your credit card & remained docile & abstracted! Consumption is the answer. never mind the bollocks, here’s mindless capitalism to mero-anesthetize your mind, distract & impair, divert & stunt.
Rebrand banking. Responsible banking, cool banking, hipster friendly banking. Like, your not a yuppie if you have a customized bank card linked to something allegedly edgy. On the advert, Virgin Money proclaim – “The Sex Pistols challenged the established ways of thinking-just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.” So help “shake up?” UK banking by getting a customized credit card like a nonce. Again, this entire proclamation is deadly without clarity on which “established ways of thinking” are being targeted?! The psycho demolition freak George Osborne is “shaking up” the economic consensus with his indescribably perverse “Mr Micawber” Economics that he recently unveiled. As if basing your economic strategy in a time of dire emergency on a fictional character from a Charles Dickens novel isn’t a sure sign that this guy should be in a padded cell, SEVENTY SEVEN top economic academics (including Cambridge professor Ha Joon Chang & Thomas Piketty) wrote a joint public letter to the Guardian Newspaper warning that his plans for a “permanent budget surplus”-“have no basis in economics” & are “not fit for the complexity of a modern 21st century economy”. Osborne has been enshrouded by a litany of blaring contradictions, U-turns, repeated dismal failings to meet his own fiscal targets & criteria, utter mismanagement & ignorance to his profession/position & economics along with extraordinary munificence & grovelling servility to the private sector & banks (including refusing to press charges against HSBC when their most recent round of gigantic white-collar criminality was made public) whilst expressing utter parsimony, callousness & extremism to the mass-majority British populous through malicious & insane cuts that continue to increase in there severity, extensity & future duration.
We don’t need a “shake up” in banking. We need to shake banking off! Disaster feigning as solution. Mind the bollocks! & be vigilant, cos’ the vampires & vultures are circling you, your children & future generations & most importantly, the bloody planet we & all life relies on exist.
read Decodes article on the same subject here – n’ keep y’ dome dirt free!!!