Sunday, 24 July 2011

Mainstream Conspiraloons #120 - Matthew Parris megablast

Matthew Parris: Out of his tits

The next 20 scandals. So you won’t be shocked

1 Many prison officers are complicit in the supply of drugs within prisons. How else do I reconcile what’s common knowledge — that drug use is rife in prison — with the almost abusive security checks I’ve undergone when I visits friends in prison? Among the reasons for these checks must sometimes be the protection of a monopoly.

2 Nothing like a real competitive market exists among banks or energy suppliers. They are classic cartels, robbing their customers.

3 Many sporting records that still stand — and not just in cycling — have been fuelled by performance-enhancing drugs. Have you noticed the plateauing or even dropping off of many winning times, including in my own former sport of long-distance running? This is because of anti-drug enforcement. There will be more and much bigger stories here than have yet been told.

4 Insider trading. It’s absolutely endemic. In many spheres and all sorts of ways within the financial world, nothing even approaching a free, fair or open market exists. The protection and enhancement of entrenched advantage is, to a far greater degree than capitalist competition, the key dynamic in many markets.

5 The stock exchange has all but lost its original purpose — the financing of new business — and become a turbo-charged, non-stop poker school for a huge, wealthy, essentially unproductive and largely parasitic class. Unfortunately for my argument, Britain makes a lot of money from this...



The Antagonist said...

Matthew Parris has crossed that line.

Because, as any one of a number of mainstream commentariat types, will tell you, usually for a fee of some sort, 'our way of life' is so far above contempt that you would have to be barmy to think otherwise.

And they do so while cheerfully ignoring the fact that, if the very thing they were championing were true, there would be no need to endlessly wax lyrical about it labouring the point.

Anonymous said...

Can you explain what "Out of his tits" means. Google doesn't know.

The Grand Moderator said...

The Conspiraloon Alliance prides itself on its contributions to the evolution of the English language

In this case the evolutionary process began with this

Stef said...

Yes, precisely

Though the long-awaited, glorious day when 'Conspiraloon' itself is blessed with a dedicated wikipedia entry which exists in this dimensional reality for more than 30 seconds remains an elusive dream

paul said...

I remember matthew when he was a coming figure in the early days of the neo liberal counter reformation

He was pretty unrepentant in that appearance, looks like the reality of social defenestration had a far greater emotional effect on him.

It's in the Bibble so it must be true said...

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

gyg3s said...

"The Conspiraloon Alliance prides itself on its contributions to the evolution of the English language"

I remember the great day when the ELDERS of the Conspiraloon Alliance decreed that the term 'Gonzo Terrorism' should be a part of the English Lexicon.

However, we should regard the fact that the wikipedia entry for this expression was fleeting not as elusive dream but as an endorsement of our mission.

We'll keep on fighting and we'll win!

Stef said...

That's the Spirit!