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´´Dasein´´ What is Aspiration, is it a creature of the Neo Liberal ´´Centre and Centre Right´´?

Aspirational Voting

Much comment is abounding regarding labours ´´Spadocratic´´deliberations on what went wrong in appealing to voters in the 2015 general election.
As with the concept of the Center and Left and Right as concepts of the Coordinates of Political Economy. The Neo Liberal narrative has concentrated itself on defining the Aspirations of Voters and how they express their aspirations in who they vote for.
We are all different and how we act as consumers , Family members, community members and citizens all draw on different sets of priorities often we make choices in achieving a workable work life balance. Some fail miserably , consider Elon Musks recent dressing down of a colleague who he felt had got his priorities wrong attending the birth of a child over the attendance of a product launch. On which side of that question do you find yourself ?

Musicians often talk of being in the pocket or feeling the groove others talk of channeling a vibe this can happen when one sits a…

Lila Gatubandet, Some promo Stuff

Download your free Live Album, Lila Gatubandet Live at Ängelholms Gillet 2015
Live at Ängelholms Gillet by Lilagatubandet

Play List, All the latest videos from the Album Tracks and also Whole Shows Rehearsals and show reels.

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Av glädje bygger vi musik!

Lira med Lila Gatubandet

Man mår bra av musik, skratt och gemenskap, och detta finns det gott om i Lila Gatubandet. Var med och ha roligt med oss och sprid glädje till dem som lyssnar. Glad musik och härliga människor i en fantastisk, lila mix!


Vad vill du bidra med? Alla instrument, sång och även dans platsar i Lila Gatubandet. Bara fantasin sätter gränser. Just nu är vi en härlig blandning av blås- och stränginstrument, dragspel och slagverk, inklusive klockspel och modifierad kaffeburk.

Låtar och repertoar

Pop, rock, jazz eller visor? Det bestämmer vi alla. Varje bandmedlem väljer, i tur och ordning, en låt till repertoaren, så det blir en fantastisk och härlig blandni…

On the tides of Global Capital. David Cameron as King Kanut!

Keep getting the word out the Election result was a set back of sorts but the coming crash coming on Camerons Watch will leave no one else to blame. There is a huge bubble in the financialised economy at the moment and a worldwide slow down hitting as well as the Greece Grexit, Podemos in Spain and cracks in France and Italy that will erupt when Greece pops and drags the Euro down with it. On top of that the US dollar hedgemony is also going pop. Derivatives bubbles and countless financial frauds that will reveal all the bare arsed larceny when the tide goes out. In many respects hard though it is to see at the moment may well be better than the Hung parliament and constitutional crisis I for one was hoping for. I voted Green for their monetary reform policy it got scant attention in the campaign and little discussion of neo liberlaism got into much of the punditary I saw on the BBC. Anyhow Positive Money( got the Monetary reform message at l…

From 79 to 2015 watching the Election in Swedish Exile ( self imposed)

I will be keenly awaiting this first clue as to how today is turning out, 11 pm Swedish Time 10 pm ish UK time. For the 1987, 92, and 97 Election My Ex Nicola Evans and our Great Friend Jeremy Cross​ sat up through the night hoping for Labour Victory. In 97 we were of course Jubilant although, reservations about Tony Blair turned out to be correct. In 87 and 92 we were all rooting for Alf Dobbs the Labour Candidate for Battersea who we had all voted for By 97 I was living in the East End in Tower Hamlets as was Nicola and Jeremy was living in waterloo next to The festival Hall. It was from Our house in Tower Hamlets  that Jeremy and I went to The Royal Festival Hall and then on to an All Night Pub at Smithfield for a Pint of Guinness and Breakfast to celebrate the End of the Thatcher era ( or so we thought). This time around fed up with Labour I have thrown my lot of hopes in with supporting the Greens who I hope do well and that a Left coalition can oust the Blairitee core of Labour…

Bookies Back Galloway and Galloway Calls it for Milliband. Are the Bookies the only Market we can trust?

Bookies Back Galloway and Galloway Calls it for Milliband. Are the Bookies the only Market we can trust?

This is a very good interview with George Galloway regarding his own prospects in Bradford, and also of An Ed Milliband New labour Government, ´´Kept Honest by, SNP, Green, Plaid, Respect. Galloway apparently calls Nicola Sturgeon Margaret Thatcher in a Kilt, ( I don't see the analogy myself ) What Galloway says which I do understand as important is that Scottish MP's returned to Westminster  should not be transformed into Second class votes, They are as Valid as all other returned MPs and Each of their votes count equally in voting down a Queens Speech or For it .

I hope Galloway retains his seat although would love to see him give Boris Johnson a Portillo moment  in the London Mayorial elections, It would be sad to lose his searing criticism in Westminster and he seems confident along with the bookies that that will not happen.

The Neo Liberal Rape of Democracy. A comment on the Huff post op Ed, UK is Fucked.

A pretty uninspiring article I thought. The Uk and democracy would be better served by Proportional representation and the First past the post system seems it will serve up something of the sort on May 7th, with luck at any rate. The Author of this piece seems to find nothing wrong with A schumpeteresque version of democracy. ‘Democracy is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote’." Joseph Schumpeter, Quoted from Roy Madron, Super Competent Democracies who in turn Cites. "Participation, and Democratic Theory" by Carole Pateman. Dr Pateman says that Schumpeter and his followers: … set the current Anglo-American political system as our democratic ideal (with) a ‘democratic theory’ that in many respects bears a strange resemblance to the anti-democratic arguments of the last (i.e. 19th) century. No longer is democratic theory centred on th…

Russel Brand Will be voting Labour And recommends that others do the same. Pragmatic or Naive or Both?

Wasn't expecting that. The revolution will not be televised but it will be Pragmatic.

´´"A certain maxim of Logic which I have called Pragmatism has recommended itself to me for diverse reasons and on sundry considerations. Having taken it as my guide for most of my thought, I find that as the years of my knowledge of it lengthen, my sense of the importance of it presses upon me more and more."
Peirce, Charles Sanders. Pragmatism and Pragmaticism. 1903.

 Democracy 2011

 Democracy 2011

Pontificate, Certificate, Defecate.
Agitate, Aggregate,, Obviscate.
Repudiate, Obviate,Opiate,
Satiate Fascist Hate


Pontious Pilate, Judas Kiss
Politics of envy, Divide and Rule
3 legged Milking Stool
Mushroom Clouded vision
Dark Room
No Hope
Fed Shite

Ponzi State, Economic Bubble
Death of Ethics, No Spiritual Revolution
Satanic Absolution, Hypocritical Contortion.
Legalised Extortion.

Keep in Unstable , Wear your skin like Sable
3 legged stools and uphill tables
Tables turned and loyalties s…

HSBC, F´right off and mind the revolving door on your way out!

Let them go in fact boot them out, they will not be missed. If banking was properly regulated and denied the privilege of creating money as debt it could get back to being a service to the economy and not a parasite upon it. Banking is a service industry and it has become the master through its power to create money. Banking is at its retail level a vitally important service to commerce its speculative activities now dominate and these are usually un helpful to the real economy and un necessary to production and commerce and they do anything but manage risk. Bankings invented markets thrive on Risk and go out of their way to exacerbate it to increase opportunities to extract wealth from the productive economy. HSBChas been found guilty of countless criminal activities from money laundering to rate fixing to mi selling ( the list is endless for all of these financial institutions. As with all of us as individuals it is also true of institutions that none ore irreplaceable or in the…