Without the communist party there would be no new china
There's a funny article in the Telegraph about capitalism amongst the protester class written by Elizabeth Day here
Read the whole thing, but the first paragraph hooked me with delicious irony:
Jon is standing in front of a large, shiny poster calling for the abolition of tax havens. "Generating money for social justice and development," the poster screams in heavy black type. Jon is ardent about anti-capitalism. The words "participatory budgeting" make his eyes shine as if describing the first flush of passion with a nubile young lover. "We are looking at economic alternatives to the destructive capitalist forces," says Jon happily, pausing to take a drag on a roll-up cigarette.
"Excuse me," asks a man in a duffel coat holding up a light blue pamphlet entitled Race to the Bottom: The case of the accountancy firms. "Is this free?" Jon looks at him sceptically. "No," he scowls. "It's £5."
It's funniest when people take themselves seriously, I guess...
posted by M@ at 8:52 AM