Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Quote of the day...

...comes from The Void, who responds to Michael Gove asking parents to help with teaching during the June 30 strike with this gem;
Let’s not mince words. Any parent who offers to help out in this way is a dirty fucking scab and should be treated with the contempt they deserve. They should be ostracised by their communities and have shit chucked at them in the street. Slogans should be painted on their houses and driveways to make sure people know of the scum in their midst. As author Jack London once wrote: “No man has a right to scab as long as there is a pool of water deep enough to drown his body in, or a rope long enough to hang his carcass with.”

Perhaps it will be the children they supervise who will give them a first lesson in how a scab should be treated. Kids everywhere should be unrelenting in their abuse, delinquency and contempt for these vermin who would happily help to destroy the education system, and not even take pay for doing so. Give them hell kids. And if the fuckers complain tell everyone they tried to touch you up.
I'd also suggest that the same level of contempt be reserved for Ed Miliband, who tells us that we shouldn't strike because it might cause disruption. For his sake, I hope he's spouting expected platitudes and isn't actually so stupid as to think that a logical argument to make.

Perhaps the only thing more wet was the statement by Voice The Union, who are proud to declare that they don't take industrial action. To say "we can only win the argument – which is a strong argument – on pensions at the negotiating table, not on the picket line" with a straight face takes either a deadpan sense of irony or a deeply held level of fuckwittery that I can't even begin to contemplate.

We expect this kind of claptrap from the government, but in a time of escalating class struggle it helps to also keep your eyes on the liberals.