Archive for January, 2013

Snow

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by theroguetrooper

Snow

Vanish

Posted in photography on January 19, 2013 by theroguetrooper

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Croxteth Park

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by theroguetrooper

Croxteth Park

Icicle

Posted in photography with tags , , , , on January 19, 2013 by theroguetrooper

Icicle

Path

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2013 by theroguetrooper

Path

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2013 by theroguetrooper

The SKWAWKBOX

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I’ve written variously about this Tory-led government’s fetish for demonising the vulnerable in order to facilitate its attacks on their state support. Disabled people, young people, housing benefit claimants, the unemployed – all come under sustained propaganda attack from government spokespeople, echoed by the right-wing press and even, on occasion, by the BBC.

This demonisation usually takes the form of some kind of ‘scrounger’ rhetoric, although the perpetrators will throw in ‘shirker’ or ‘skiver’ occasionally, just to mix it up a little. It’s clearly a tactic aimed at the basest instincts of people who are able, or willing, to believe it and resent the ‘scroungers’ who are supposedly the opposite of the ‘strivers’, or ‘those who work hard and do the right thing’, according to the Tory mantra.

This kind of rhetoric is in every government statement about the ‘Uprating Bill’ that will be voted on today in…

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Mootant

Posted in photography, Uncategorized with tags , , on January 7, 2013 by theroguetrooper

Mootant