1st of September 1939
"All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
of the sensual man- in- the- street
and the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die
Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet dotted everywhere
Ironic points of light
Flash out whenever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair
Show an affirming flame."
May I and I want to let our good readers know that Textusa has asked us to let you know that she needs to spend more time with her relative and time spent on the blog is a distraction from that at the moment.
She is always grateful for your good wishes and expresses her thanks for your concern.
We will be publishing posts while she is away and as always we value your thoughts and comments. There are a lot of matters we have been looking at closely so will share them with you shortly.
It seems we are living through a time of change and events are being exposed that we didn’t think possible.
We knew as members of the public we were being treated like the proverbial mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed on manure but we didn’t all realise the extent of the force feeding.
Much of the news and media was administered like a dictatorship producing propaganda. We have a duty to ensure this practice and the corruption that goes hand in hand with it is stamped out.
We need to speak out.
We all have a voice and “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” (attributed to Aristotle) and as Auden believed we can use it to ‘undo the folded lie’, collectively the noise we make will be harder to ignore than if we all speak individually.
The powerful methods of communication now available to us allows people all over the world to have a collective voice and places such as blogs and forums are meeting places for like minded people to share information and opinions.
What has been happening with News Corp shows the level of corruption when too much power is in the hands of one man.
It has been called a nest if vipers and the snakes are turning on each other with venom to save themselves, many have nothing to lose now they have lost their jobs. We have been given indications of the pressures the NI staff were under.
Others hope to rescue their credibility and be exonerated from any wrong doing by default of working alongside the snakes, even if that means turning on those they worked alongside.
We have all talked about these things as individuals but felt helpless to bring about change.
Never say “never”.
But as this blog is dedicated to Maddie McCann we could now possibly see another nest of vipers turn on each other for self preservation.
The McCanns no longer have the security and protection they previously relied on.
As we have seen there is little loyalty among colleagues when faced with saving themselves and their reputations.
Goodness knows, the Murdochs may even deflect attention onto the McCanns so they can deflect some of the spotlight away from themselves. What a story that would be!
It is far bigger and wider reaching than just the mysterious disappearance of a little girl.