"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Wednesday 8 April 2020
New Blue Hat
upon a time there was an honest politician. My father used to tell me
that you could always tell who that was - ‘ He or she is the one in
the pink hat.’
‘once upon a time’ politician didn’t have a pink hat, he had a
red one. He travelled the country and said he stood for the many not
the few. That we should all care for each other. That peace was
better than war and so on.
liked him so much they flocked to join his political party. 500,000
of them. In the last election his party lost with more votes than
Tony Blair won with in 2005!
numbers do not count in a world where the wealth and power of the 1%
count for more than the that of the 99%.
there are no red hats, not even a pink one. We remain in our
isolation made worse by our fear of an illness that is a cough away
and by a political system which has once again removed the red hats
along with the ventilators.
has been replaced with dishonesty, deceit and deception. The Emperor
stands there naked wearing his new blue hat.