England gave away the first half against France last night (and effectively conceded this quarterfinal game) – whilst dominating and ‘exposing’ France throughout the second half! The psychological effect of the French first goal finished the match – such was the devastating and forceful ease (elan) with which it was scored! Everything after this point of the game was a footnote. I know this because I have witnessed this England self-destruct mechanism in action over many, many decades and am now an old hand at assessing this form of spherical self-flagellation! The tragedy is that for much of the game England were by far the better side – but having just watched Morrocco make history by becoming the first ‘African’ nation to make it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup (although not many ‘Black’ Africans are celebrating the progression of a population of Arab invaders occupying an ‘African’ country) – it was odd to see Morrocco fans supporting France! The former ‘colonised’ supporting their ‘colonisers’! If England had scored the numerous chances the players earned (and not ‘missed’ a crucial penalty) – England would now be playing Morrocco in the semi-finals! But then again, the same weaknesses in the English game would still exist and I would probably be sat at this laptop knocking-out a similar article of failure and despair in just a few days’ time – as a jubilant Morrocco march on to the final – probably with Argentina!
US Fascism: Its Attack Upon FIFA and the Future of the Game! (6.12.2022)
FIFA is essentially a bourgeois charity that makes billions – like any good capitalist charity – but the US cannot influence or penetrate its inner workings, and this is why it is attempting to ‘legally’ infiltrate and ‘colonise’ its left-leaning mechanisms – so that it can direct them toward the political right-wing! The US is stating that only countries it agrees with should host the World Cup – and this is the essence of US fascism which we must fight and defeat! Russia in 2018 (anti-Ukrainian Neo-Nazi) and Qatar in 2022 (anti-Israeli Zionism) is all part of a US-plot instigated by FIFA! If only it were! Prior to 1991, the CCCP, and other Communist countries such as East Germany, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary used to routinely qualify for the World Cup Finals! In England the British working-class took to supporting North Korea during the 1966 (UK) World Cup Finals! They chanted:
North Korea, North Korea!
Over Here, Over Here!
Juche and Sorghum!
Sitting in the Sun!
Nobody knew exactly what ‘Juche’ and ‘Sorghum’ actually meant – but the general consensus was that it must be better than the misery of living within predatory capitalism!
Ukraine: We Must Be Honest About Our Own History – By Sergey Glebov (Сергей Глебов) [25.2.2016]
Seven million of its citizens fought in the Red Army and in partisan detachments to restore independence and glory to their Ukraine. More than two thousand people became Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes twice and thrice. And their names still bear the streets and squares of Ukrainian cities and villages. And then these and other heroes recreated Ukraine from the ashes of the war. And it became, both in area, in industrial and scientific potentials, in terms of the level of education of the population, somewhere on a par, and somewhere it surpassed the first capitalist countries of Europe. And not every country in the world has an aviation and rocket and space industry! And Ukraine had. But it was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist (Ukrainian SSR) within the Soviet Union. Should this HISTORY be destroyed in order to become “part of Europe”?
How Karl Marx is Respected by the Working-Class in Europe!
Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD According to reports, as the financial crisis on Wall Street spreads, liberal capitalism is widely questioned by society. In Germany,
Piracy (Pyracy) on the High-Seas – a Perspective!
Piracy upon the high-seas is basically waterborne thieving. Although at its romantic peak (between 1650-1730) – Elizabeth I authorised her (English) Navy to attack and
Oxford: William and Mary Half-Penny (1694) – Discovered (1960)
My mother – Diane Wyles (nee Gibson) – along with her family, were evacuated fro Lewisham in the East End of London around 1942 following