Kudos post

I just hope that everyone whose shop, factory or office is threatened with closure has been paying attention – ‘cos if so, we can eat the Credit Crunch for breakfast!

The article from which this quote was taken is excellent and well worth reading in its entirety but the little finishing sentence above made me smile.

The writer, a young student from Manchester, has a blog here.  His constant passionate fight against injustice while trying to study for a degree and hold a job never ceases to amaze me and in this current culture of corruption, greed and downright stupidity, it’s youngsters like him, with their drive and their energy for activism and their refusal to yield to the system, who give me hope for the future of my own children.

Cheers Dave.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dave (The Void) on March 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks Earthpal! I know I’ve been neglecting the blogosphere lately but really, thankyou.


  2. Well, don’t ask me my reasons, but my “flair” makes me think those who provoked this crisis have realised they have gone too far and are now trying to correct their wrongdoings quickly, perhaps feeling that their hour of triumph has been misused.

    In fact the world is so much worried that the changes it is seeking may be counter-productive to those who have benefited from this crisis.

    It may – and I pray it will – be a sort of doomsday for them.

    Reading as how young people fight their battles encourages me.


  3. Hi EP, I agree, it is inspiring to see people fighting for what they believe.

    The current crisis is not just about banks and politicians, that’s just us passing the buck and refusing to take responsibility for our own selfish short-termism. It’s not just about banks and bonuses.


  4. You’re welcome Dave.

    I don’t know Jose, I can’t help feeling that those who benefited the most will somehow come up smelling of roses again.

    Zeddie, true enough. It’s that do we blame the junkie or the drug-dealer conundrum when really, we’ve all been irresponsible to some degree or other.

    That said, I’m not willing to let off too lightly those in positions of exploitative power and influence who have been only too eager to take humongous risks for their own gain. The financial organisations and the bankers etc. are the professionals who plowed on in oblivion, failing to see that things could go downwards too, the knock-on effect being that ordinary people are losing their jobs. When such failure is rewarded so obscenely, it’s hard for some people not to get a touch annoyed.

    But ultimately, yep, to roll out some cliches – culture of greed, instant gratification, blah, blah – we’ve all done our share.


  5. Posted by ders on March 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”


  6. Posted by ders on March 31, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Oscar Wilde.


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