Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Muralgate, Corbyn, Anti-semitism, Racism and Education.

* apologies to early readers, for the horrendous lay-out.. edit, 21:57


A mural was created on a London wall. In 2012. Jeremy Corbyn made a comment about it, without having seen it, and his comment was related to free speech, rather than the particular, specific image.

The mural, depicting white old men playing monopoly, on a board which is carried on the backs on kneeling non-white people, and there is an all seeing eye/pyramid above them....

It's about state colonialism, empire, wealth and power and the harms

6 years later, this becomes a media storm, insinuating that Jeremy Corbyn, and by extension, those who support him, are anti-semetic.
The mural has been tagged.

This is Mear One, the graffitti artist speaking about this piece, his mural. This video is on facebook.

A few things I would like to add.

1. There is no such thing as Race. Racism is built on fantasy, not reality. Treat it as such. So too misogyny, patriarchy et al.

2. Many millions of non-white people, under the table, as a cultural, ethnic and continental population are poorer because of European State colonisation.

The European Scramble for Africa; conquest, and then continued dominance of those European origin interests after 'independence' to the extent of covert military operations, economic warfare, debt inducement, supporting dictators and anyone willing to support that continued economic or corporate dominance over Africa.

3. This is part of a global pattern of institutionalised hierarchical power and militarised violence determining the fates of millions upon millions of ordinary people.


On the matter of the spy-poison soap opera, this from Yes Prime MInister puts it in it's place...

The International competing powers dynamic is a dysfunctional set of relationships and it is a pathological behaviour set, which is causing immeasurable avoidable harms and any honest discussion about the Russians, The Americans, The Israeli's, or anyone else engaged in that behaviour must be set in that context, or it inevitabley perpetuates the dynamic.

This is that the painting is about..Breaking the spell.

The poor, the low income worker, and the middle class are all exploited by a hierarchy of power and wealth.

I suggest one take's this as a starting point, rather than the media and ideological statements.

What did the artist intend?

An insight.

A black friend of mine pointed out that no one was shouting about the black people under the monopoly board, their voices had no place in this 'debate' ..... that revealed another layer of hypocrisy.

I checked out the artists words on the image (see above), and for him it was nothing to do with Jews, or Israel in particular. The mural was about the entire hierarchy of power (the all seeing eye) and money (the bankers) ruling the world sitting on the backs of the poor. The majority of whom are non-white skinned...... he was using symbolism to articulate a fact. Political power is dominated by the interests of great wealth, much more than the welfare of the people's…

The hypocrisy of the media claiming the mural is about Jewish Bankers, tht support of the mural is anti-Semitic when the only genuine identifiers of people in the image are the white monopoly players, and the naked non-whites kneeling under the pressure of the white men's game of monopoly.

Pure manipulation, trolling...

The entire episode is a nasty manipulative PR gimmick.

Anti-semitism and generalisations

To all those who use the generalised terminology of 'The Jews' and complain about Jewish Bankers, or 'The Muslims' etc... The Christians, the Russians, The Chinese, the Lefty Commies, the Snowflakes, the Rednecks, the Brexiteers, the Remoaners, Women, Men, Humanity etc.
The abusive usage of generalisations, caricatures, etc is causing more discord, rather than understanding, and it is ineffective for any citizen engaged in the political and community spheres of interest.

So many generalisations in so many postings, mutterings, videos, essays, blogs, comments, so often laden with ad hominems.

Not much different to the Daily Mail.

Publishing triggers.

No information, just an opinion. To get a reaction.

So here is my cue on how to thwart that dynamic

Address the specifics of the behaviour, not the personality or any group.
Identify the behaviour, the actors, the outcomes and deal with the evidence, honestly.

Name the behaviour - stop the narrative, correct it.

Otherwise the narrative is manipulated into merely stirring anger, and that is selfish and counter-productive.

It is also politically irresponsible and reckless.

Name the behaviour, name the outcomes, name the actors, stick to the evidence, provide accountability on a peer to peer level.


Bullying is the behaviour, and the bullies justifications, or their religion, skin colour, gender are irrelevant - there are more in any group who are just like you and I, ordinary vulnerable, working people who being born there, are stuck in it, not of their own making. Just getting by.

The use of generalisations includes all those ordinary people as the abusers.

THAT is deeply divisive.

Worried about facebook and the security of your data?

Quick critical analysis:

Don't be worried.

Here's why I say that.

1. Every computer platform we use will surveil, it's built into how computers talk to each other, Every platform will retain and use user data, one way or another.... you input the data, you know what is there. and if you are worried about that, then why?

Really. Most of what we input is dribble, it's useless information, irrelevant to how power operates, none of us are doing anything seriously dangerous to the system of power as it stands. Banal day to day stuff. Trillions of terrabytes of the stuff. We input it. It's mostly garbage of a consumer life style, which is a culturally imposed lifestyle. And there's plenty of useful stuff there too, and lots of nastyness... it's a reflection of Consumer Society after all. What is the risk in all of that data?

Where the risk lies is if I am manipulatable (is that a word?).

If there are buttons in me that can be pushed to stimulate me to react emotionally in predictable ways, and if I cannot regulate that reaction that is where the only key of the entire process that I can turn, either way, lies... regulating my emotional reactions..... especially to print and video... if I fail to do that, then I am vulnerable.

Then, if someone knows how, and has to technical ability to do it, and wants to target a given peer group of people with 'insecurities' similar to mine, to trigger that demographic to influence our political decision making at the grass roots, or anywhere else on an emotional level, rather than with evidence led, transparent analysis..... that person can push my buttons, and my reaction hands that person psychic control of me for a brief moment.

On a collective level that has to be exposed for what it is.

It is psychological and emotional grooming.

The bullies in Power have been doing that with pamphlets and  billboards since before the printing press, and it was done with the Bible, The Torah, the Koran and many other texts before.... it's nothing new.

The vulnerability is not in facebook, it's not in SCL, or surveillance, it's in our minds, our conditioning, our prejudices.

Our insecurities - we must get to know them, and spot when they are being triggered, if we wish to be an effective citizenry seeking egalitarian governance. 

We need to be able to spot the behaviour, name and stop it, and rthus etain control of the narrative.

The targeting works - the triggering works. Look to the roots of the problem.

Everyone is so worked up! Perhaps not as many as some would like to think?

So much rage being printed, and video'd, yet I think, as I said before, there is a lot of deliberate hype, duplication, replication that makes some things appear much bigger than they are and that there's lots of social movement right now against that, seeking evidence based governance in all areas of our social systems.

Key to this is our social conditioning, by institutional systems of education, indoctrination and ideological academia, news media, film media and marketing. The sources of our insecurities are not all biological, some are en-culturated, indoctrinated or a direct result of oppression, bullying or trauma.

Institutions are tools.

If I fear the tool being used to manipulate me then that is a matter for me to deal with, in the first instance.

Rejection and critical thinking are the only correct response to any attempt at psychological manipulation.

The story about Cambridge Analytica is not about using Facebook, it is about directing manipulative, triggering, trolling political marketing material at targets based on their self published vulnerabilities and insecurities..... in order to influence peoples behaviour in order to undermine an evidence led decision making process, so that the target can be exploited.

THIS IS GROOMING. It is wholly abusive psychological grooming.

And it's a fully integrated behaviour of the system as things stand...

And I think the education system is a core component of that behaviour, in that so many leave with without learning critical thinking skills. Why does our Schools Eduction system fail in that regard?


Facebook is not the problem.

Kindest regards


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Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

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