Sunday, 13 September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn and the Sunday Papers: By Janus! Ruling Class Heritage Good! Working Class Heritage Bad!

By Janus! Ruling Class Heritage Good! Working Class Heritage Bad!

Heritage (noun):
Valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations: the United Kingdom's varied cultural heritage.

Heritage (modifier):
Denoting or relating to things of special architectural, historical, or natural value: a heritage centre; a heritage coastline.
Denoting a traditional brand or product regarded as emblematic of fine craft: heritage brands have found a growing cachet among younger customers.

inheritance, birthright, patrimony, legacy, bequest, endowment, estate, bequeathal, tradition, culture, customs, ancestry, lineage, descent, extraction, parentage, roots, background, heredity.

Clause (noun):
section, paragraph, article, subsection, note, item, point, passage, part, heading, stipulation, condition, proviso, provision, rider, specification, requirement.

Equivalent to the product of two plus two; one more than three, or six less than ten; 4

Newspeak; Doublespeak; a dystopian nightmare world where thought is controlled through duplicitous use of language
For example: Pacification; Rendition; or the use of self-validating concepts so as to foreclose opposition - ' compassionate, modernising, progressive Conservatism'.

Hypocritical or sanctimonious talk

The transmission of custom or beliefs from generation to generation

Biased or misleading information

Repressive Tolerance:
The method in which liberal-democratic-capitalist societies create an illusion of freedom; for example: the lauding of a 'free press'.

'Extreme Centre':
The title of Tariq Ali's book and the idea that a political elite of indistinguishable political parties are committed to an ever widening neo-liberal consensus on what should be regarded as common sense economics and the demonization of any opposition.

'The invention of tradition':
Eric Hobsbawm: 'the preservation of anachronism'; 'the deliberate presentation of (a) venerated monarch as a unifying symbol of permanent ... community'; cf the Dimblebyesque diction of ' All the pageantry  and grandeur of a thousand year tradition'. In fact, these 'traditions' were invented, as Hobsbawm has shown, in the imperial age between c.1875 and 1914. Before then, there was a general indifference, or even outright hostility, towards all 19th century monarchs, including Victoria.

Liza Kendall on Jeremy Corbyn:
'Old solutions to old problems'

Meaning (noun):
What is meant by a word or an action.
Synonyms: definition, sense, signification, import, thrust, drift, gist, implication, tenor, message, essence, substance.

Word (noun):
A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with other words (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.

The Sunday Papers and the BBC Questioning:

Ruling class traditions good and necessary accompaniments to and for a competitive modernity; working class traditions bad, anachronistic, laughable and obstacles to a modernity.

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