The riots in the UK earlier this month (aug. 6-10, 2011) have provoked a number of textual reactions and experiments from me that I present here in a mish-mash-up style. Typically I have the beginnings of lots of different ideas, poems, screenplays, on-going research and rants. I might need some help editing some of this stuff.
I decided that Race Riots and Revolution in the UK could be a title theme that runs through these writings. Please enjoy, share and feedback. And remember to try and think happy thoughts as ften as possible. Please, thankyou.
earth seasons seem to bring politcal and ecological changes,
the city map of life inside a city map world ripped by a rat.
Talkers gasping for fresh air, to make sense of the senses
to pit poverty of imagination against scandalous expenses
to lay seeds, to plough the fields and jump fences
I am sucked into the babble slang and the prattle
what’s in a name, what’s in a battle
who traded pigs for whiggs, and precious coin for cattle?
The scrupulus meanness of money magic
the comedy in a staged collapse, tree’s felled: tragic
politicians need MDMA for empathy and to help fight
capitalist cancer outbrake.
To gamble our land’s life support on the mad-Bull market
gives off a reckless and putrid stench of rotting corpses
cannibals of europe are eating their children,
the whole multiverse contained inside a criminal thug?
never mind hug a hoody love a hoody,
tuff love buddy,
a flood of reasons to show empathy
as some wise man once said ‘love thy enemy’
so… how might we love a hoody
What’s inside that hood
What creature lurks beneath the Addidas and the Nike garnments
What feet creep across broken glass in Fila boots
what’s inside the head wrapped in Burberry
all day crime think? think again,
These are human beings just like you,
criminality seems a pretty flimsy stick these days
as one man goes down for knickin’ a shirt
another walks, like Tony Blair, what is fair?
To me Tony is no better than a hoody,
Gangster activity, lack of insight and foresight,
disrespect, bad judgement, personal benefit
at the scandalous expense of others.
a gang is a group or slang for a coup
on the sinister crime-minister’s ‘gang-think’
David Starkey scans the culture darkly,
1. The Police officer who fired the shot that Killed Mark Duggan, his profile?
2. Who was in Charge at Tottenham Police station Aug. 6th, who he, or she?
3. Why were the family members and relatives not satisfied with police feedback?
4. Who started the rumor that a 16 year old girl had been attacked by Police?
5. What double standards do you see in the Police threatening to pursue those who twitted and messaged ‘inaccurate and inflammatory’ regarding the riots? (please read Dailymail articles)
6. How can be trust our communications partners not to give over our information services to the Police? (see blackberry and RIM: research in motion)
7. Why did the Police stay away from the Tottenham Hale retail park that was open to petty looters until dawn? and what of other reports of no police responses? were they caught off-guard by a superior hive intelligence, told to step down, simply too busy?
8. How many different reasons can you give for the disturbances, in approx. order of probability: e.g: 1. shooting of Mark Duggan. 2. lack of initial Police response. 3. General ignorance to the death of Smiley Culture in April 2011. 4. Government cuts to social services. 5.
9.What difference do you see between the terms ‘rioter and looter’: ‘fighter and thief’
10. Super cop Willy Bratton is the chairman of Kroll! (Please research Kroll).
11. What differences do you perceive between vigilantism and the Police?
12. How many examples can you think of to deserve jail for political crime ministers?
–Steve ‘fly’ Pratt 23.
“The running riots on the stock market, the rampant flow of dribbling saber toother tigers, giant red lion’s and grey wolves, pink Panda’s and illuminated Eagle’s, all picking and pecking at the remains of the global financial system, in tatters on the floor, shredded like confetti, based on ‘zero’, nothing more to give never had anything to save, money equals value equals probablistic fuctions beyond human interventions.”
“Beyond any human interventions, I mean the machine intelligence has got us by the knackers man, its working us, pounding and pumping these challenges into our path, the motherfucking super gangster god shit is here right now, disturbing the peace, but there is some interference in the plan, the psychic cop’s have hit a fire wall, something seems to scramble every message, something with insight and increased reverse foresight seems to me to have intervened.”
“An intelligent futurist time traveller, in human form, myself. How about it, and why not, so prove me wrong, how am I not a time traveller? have you read the latest in the popular scientific journals, never mind the more occult publications. We are somewhat here, at the junction, at a junction, where who knows what will happen, who knows? but a mighty bunch of things have come together to shine through the dark shadows of the monster greed heads. Ignore them, move along now, upwards and onwards.
–Steve ‘fly’ Pratt 23.
“Most journalists from the gov/corp. media show an equal contempt to people, property and civility than any shop-lifter, they only difference is they fan the flames using dogmatic language, rather than actions resulting from dogma.
“Responsibility, discipline, respect for authority. Please look to the double standards in 1. Illegal invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. 2. M.P’s expenses scandal. 3. The Police/Newscorp. Phone hacking scandal. 4. International arms dealing. 5. The war on some drugs. 6. The war on some terror.
“I think that it’s not by using ‘tough love’ or by introducing ‘harsh punishments’ or by name calling and cultural branding that British youth and ‘youth worldwide’ will wake up to their sense of self-awareness and of community. The medieval psychology behind capital punishment and incarceration, public humiliation and directed fear are only one old ragged way of ‘turning people around’ and teaching them the differences between wrong and right.
“There are other methods that do not simply use a mixture of treats and punishments depending on their right or wrong actions, usually deemed right or wrong by a government implemented value system, or a religiously implemented value system. See the history of worldwide Church and State rules on behavior, speech, buying and selling, spying, dying and warfare and how they upheld those rules using various forms of what might best be described as Black Magic and curses.
“I’d say a Science Fiction future–depending on what kind of science fiction you interact with? i.e a pretty unimaginable future to all but a few Science Fiction writers. The Gov. and news will continue falling further and further behind the cutting chaotic edge of being awake.
“What can we do about it?
“Well, I would prescribe a mystical school where the art of meta-programing can be shown to allow for any and all individuals to be whatever they want to be this time around by tuning on the human nervous system. Practical self help techniques in a kind of new Hogwarts learning fashion…not punishment, humiliation and so called ‘tough love’. That’s my science fiction future.
–Steve ‘fly’ Pratt 23.
“Instead of analyzing societies solely in terms of classes, Bourdieu uses the concept of field: a structured social space with its own rules, schemes of domination, legitimate opinions and so on. Fields are relatively autonomous from the wider social structure (or space, in his terminology), in which people relate and struggle through a complex of connected social relations (both direct and indirect). Among the main fields in modern societies, Bourdieu cited the arts, education, politics, law and economy.–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Bourdieu
“They have no sense of responsibility for themselves, far less towards others, and look to no future beyond the next meal, sexual encounter or TV football game.–Max Hastings, Daily Mail. (on looters and IMHO politicians)