The View From The Bridge

Remember, remember…5th November 2012

Back in 1605 Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament, along with King James I, with 6 barrels of gunpowder. At the beginning of the 17th century the Houses of Parliament were a much more modest structure and had he been able to light the fuse he might just have succeeded. He failed and was hung, drawn and quartered for his impudence and ever since back in Blighty we have celebrated this occasion of gunpowder, treason and plot, on November 5th, by burning effigies of him atop bonfires accompanied by the letting off of fireworks.  Every four years around the same time presidential elections are held in the US, but this year, although there has been much “plotting”, there have been no fireworks. From a UK perspective the choice between Obama and Romney is about as unattractive as that between Camerlot and the Ed Miller band. Politicians – and central bankers – are no longer merely “economical with the truth” they have taken to outright lying, aided and abetted by the mainstream media and the banking cabal, who are their true masters, not the electorate, who, in the main, swallow the party line whole.  This year’s election, like many in the recent past, is not the democratic process it is held up to be. Third party candidates are denied the right to debate along with…

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