Empowering

ROB HATHERALL must realise I totally reject representative democracy and the whole idea of leaders. So why become one? It would be dishonest.

The anarchist Federation’s “strategy” is to empower the individual in the community/workplace through direct democracy and direct action.

Social change comes about by people overcoming situations.

We learn when we respect the dignity of the people that they cannot be denied the elementary right to participate fully in the solutions to their own problems. Self respect arises only out of the people who play an active role in solving their own crises and who are not helpless, passive, puppet-like recipients of private or public services.

Denial of the opportunity for participation is the denial of human dignity.

Terry Banfield Cardigan Crescent Cwmbran

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3:44pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Banjalucka says...

Bonkers!
Bonkers! Banjalucka

3:48pm Tue 10 Dec 13

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Banjalucka wrote:
Bonkers!
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Banjalucka[/bold] wrote: Bonkers![/p][/quote]Why? GardenVarietyMushroom

11:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Llanmartinangel says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Banjalucka wrote:
Bonkers!
Why?
Why? Because this boring half-wit is obsessed with the insane delusion that the people who sit around the Gurnos estate all day, watching Jeremy Kyle, breeding kids they can't afford and spending their benefits on fags and McDonalds are as capable of contributing and making quality decisions as those who may cure cancer, can fly jets, transplant livers, manage food programs or just get out of bed and do something useful. Some people are better than others and worth more. We don't all want to wear grey boiler suits and hate the people who create wealth. Get over it.
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banjalucka[/bold] wrote: Bonkers![/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]Why? Because this boring half-wit is obsessed with the insane delusion that the people who sit around the Gurnos estate all day, watching Jeremy Kyle, breeding kids they can't afford and spending their benefits on fags and McDonalds are as capable of contributing and making quality decisions as those who may cure cancer, can fly jets, transplant livers, manage food programs or just get out of bed and do something useful. Some people are better than others and worth more. We don't all want to wear grey boiler suits and hate the people who create wealth. Get over it. Llanmartinangel

11:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Llanmartinangel says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Banjalucka wrote:
Bonkers!
Why?
Why? Because this boring half-wit is obsessed with the insane delusion that the people who sit around the Gurnos estate all day, watching Jeremy Kyle, breeding kids they can't afford and spending their benefits on fags and McDonalds are as capable of contributing and making quality decisions as those who may cure cancer, can fly jets, transplant livers, manage food programs or just get out of bed and do something useful. Some people are better than others and worth more. We don't all want to wear grey boiler suits and hate the people who create wealth. Get over it.
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banjalucka[/bold] wrote: Bonkers![/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]Why? Because this boring half-wit is obsessed with the insane delusion that the people who sit around the Gurnos estate all day, watching Jeremy Kyle, breeding kids they can't afford and spending their benefits on fags and McDonalds are as capable of contributing and making quality decisions as those who may cure cancer, can fly jets, transplant livers, manage food programs or just get out of bed and do something useful. Some people are better than others and worth more. We don't all want to wear grey boiler suits and hate the people who create wealth. Get over it. Llanmartinangel

4:26am Wed 11 Dec 13

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Do you always but in to other peoples conversations? I wasn't asking you. Did your mother not teach you manners?
Do you always but in to other peoples conversations? I wasn't asking you. Did your mother not teach you manners? GardenVarietyMushroom

8:51am Wed 11 Dec 13

Llanmartinangel says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Do you always but in to other peoples conversations? I wasn't asking you. Did your mother not teach you manners?
Did your mother not teach you that a newspaper message board is an idiotic place for a private conversation?
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Do you always but in to other peoples conversations? I wasn't asking you. Did your mother not teach you manners?[/p][/quote]Did your mother not teach you that a newspaper message board is an idiotic place for a private conversation? Llanmartinangel

11:22am Wed 11 Dec 13

Cwmderi says...

So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin.
How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos?
What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5?
What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community?
It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch.
So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin. How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos? What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5? What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community? It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch. Cwmderi

12:39pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Llanmartinangel says...

Cwmderi wrote:
So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin.
How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos?
What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5?
What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community?
It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch.
I'm not from Llanmartin, my name is Martin. I did some work at the hospital at Gurnos and also recruited a social worker who had had his car vandalised repeatedly for exposing social security fraud on the estate. I used Gurnos for illustration but the fact remains that you could pick many communities that are deemed lawless. I lived in Hackney in East London and nearby was an absolute no-go area for the police. I don't hate these people but if you read the letter you'll see that Mr Banfield is labouring under the illusion that society can be levelled out. It is a total myth and any one who believes likewise can put the argument straight by quoting a single country in the world with a political system that is flat.
[quote][p][bold]Cwmderi[/bold] wrote: So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin. How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos? What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5? What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community? It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch.[/p][/quote]I'm not from Llanmartin, my name is Martin. I did some work at the hospital at Gurnos and also recruited a social worker who had had his car vandalised repeatedly for exposing social security fraud on the estate. I used Gurnos for illustration but the fact remains that you could pick many communities that are deemed lawless. I lived in Hackney in East London and nearby was an absolute no-go area for the police. I don't hate these people but if you read the letter you'll see that Mr Banfield is labouring under the illusion that society can be levelled out. It is a total myth and any one who believes likewise can put the argument straight by quoting a single country in the world with a political system that is flat. Llanmartinangel

2:19pm Sun 15 Dec 13

varteg1 says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Cwmderi wrote:
So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin.
How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos?
What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5?
What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community?
It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch.
I'm not from Llanmartin, my name is Martin. I did some work at the hospital at Gurnos and also recruited a social worker who had had his car vandalised repeatedly for exposing social security fraud on the estate. I used Gurnos for illustration but the fact remains that you could pick many communities that are deemed lawless. I lived in Hackney in East London and nearby was an absolute no-go area for the police. I don't hate these people but if you read the letter you'll see that Mr Banfield is labouring under the illusion that society can be levelled out. It is a total myth and any one who believes likewise can put the argument straight by quoting a single country in the world with a political system that is flat.
Never mind a 'flat political system', how about attempting to name one that is not to some degree or another,... corrupt.

And despite all the 'official' denial our system is exempt from corruptions, Britain is not so clean, and probably ranks high on the list.
Terry Banfield may be chasing the rainbows end, but that does not make his call for realistic self governance either without value or unworthy an aim.

Maybe the problems is most are so cauterised by our present system we overlook the fact the regime has gone from government by the people, for the people, to a career path for those hell bent on dictating THEIR bloody terms, and to Hell with what we, their paymasters, but in reality their stooges, want and often desperately need.

As for 'lawless', nothing like a state that twists , bends, warps, and breaks the laws of the land, as a government does on a regulkar basis, by changing those laws when they conflict with the policies and personal ambitions of it's members.

Now that is what I perceive to be LAWLESS.
Hell man it's a free for all once in Westminster, and, on a growing basis here in Wales.as more and more administrative powers are sought and demanded.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cwmderi[/bold] wrote: So typical of LlanmartinAngel to dive in feet first with his/her Gestapo boots on to express these fascist views on a community far removed from leafy Llanmartin. How many times have you visited the community of Gurnos? What is your view on the School Inspection report of the Primary School in Gurnos which is one of the most deprived areas in Britain yet still came out with a top ranking of 5? What is your experience of the community and charity work that exudes from the Gurnos community? It's sad to witness that fascist LlanmartinAngel has so much hate for people who happen to live in a deprived area and would tar them all with the same brush. Talking about tarring, what about getting the feathers out as well and invite this Angel to meet the people of Gurnos on their own patch.[/p][/quote]I'm not from Llanmartin, my name is Martin. I did some work at the hospital at Gurnos and also recruited a social worker who had had his car vandalised repeatedly for exposing social security fraud on the estate. I used Gurnos for illustration but the fact remains that you could pick many communities that are deemed lawless. I lived in Hackney in East London and nearby was an absolute no-go area for the police. I don't hate these people but if you read the letter you'll see that Mr Banfield is labouring under the illusion that society can be levelled out. It is a total myth and any one who believes likewise can put the argument straight by quoting a single country in the world with a political system that is flat.[/p][/quote]Never mind a 'flat political system', how about attempting to name one that is not to some degree or another,... corrupt. And despite all the 'official' denial our system is exempt from corruptions, Britain is not so clean, and probably ranks high on the list. Terry Banfield may be chasing the rainbows end, but that does not make his call for realistic self governance either without value or unworthy an aim. Maybe the problems is most are so cauterised by our present system we overlook the fact the regime has gone from government by the people, for the people, to a career path for those hell bent on dictating THEIR bloody terms, and to Hell with what we, their paymasters, but in reality their stooges, want and often desperately need. As for 'lawless', nothing like a state that twists , bends, warps, and breaks the laws of the land, as a government does on a regulkar basis, by changing those laws when they conflict with the policies and personal ambitions of it's members. Now that is what I perceive to be LAWLESS. Hell man it's a free for all once in Westminster, and, on a growing basis here in Wales.as more and more administrative powers are sought and demanded. varteg1

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