Time.

I went to see my PR yesterday, and help her write the press release for my album. She mentioned that she'd not been able to look at a newspaper for a week, and had been driven to considering a purchase of Hello.

I can't blame her. I did it. I didn't read the news for four days because it was too fucking depressing. As noted earlier on the Rigorous Intuition comments thread,

letting the brownshirts have their way with anyone brave (or foolish) enough to come out in public opposition to them is part of the same strategy of staging fake terror incidents and assigning blame to patsies in child murder & perversion cases in the most obvious, ham-fisted method possible. They know that no one other than the rabid fascists in their camp "believes" or trusts them anymore, so now the strategy is to be blatant about their misdirection and obfuscation. Loosely translated, they're saying, "Fuck you. Whad'ya gonna do about it?"

Wth reagrds to the recent "Sheiks On A Plane" nonsense, an ICM poll in today's Guardian, reveals that "only 20% of all voters, and 26% of Labour voters, say they think the government is telling the truth about the threat, while 21% of voters think the government has actively exaggerated the danger."

Neo Labour today are looking at "the lowest figure recorded by ICM for the Guardian since just before the 1987 election and the second lowest since the poll series began in 1984."

What do animals do when backed into conrners? And how about provenly genocidal, despotic, mad-eyed public school boys?

Let us consider the wise words of Lou Reed, from 1989's There Is No Time:

This is no time for Celebration This is no time for Shaking Heads This is no time for Backslapping This is no time for Marching Bands This is no time for Optimism This is no time for Endless Thought This is no time for my country Right or Wrong Remember what that brought There is no time

This is no time for Congratulations This is no time to Turn Your Back This is no time for Circumlocution This is no time for Learned Speech This is no time to Count Your Blessings This is no time for Private Gain This is no time to Put Up or Shut Up It won't no time to come back this way again

There is no time

This is no time to Swallow Anger This is no time to Ignore Hate This is no time to be Acting Frivolous because the time is getting late This is no time for Private Vendettas This is no time to not know who you are Self knowledge is a dangerous thing The freedom of who you are This is no time to Ignore Warnings This is no time to Clear the Plate Let's not be sorry after the fact and let the past become out fate

There is no time

This is no time to turn away and drink or smoke some vials of crack This is a time to gather force and take dead aim and Attack This is no time for Celebration This is no time for Saluting Flags This is no time for Inner Searchings The future is at head This is no time for Phony Rhetoric This is no time for Political Speech This is a time for Action because the future's Within Reach