Thursday, June 05, 2008

The fishermen are not content.

The strikes and protests continue across Europe. Click the title to see video and BBC report.of attacks on the parliament in Brussels.
This strike is turning ugly, broken windows, fires, water cannons, and the enthusiasm of the riot police is definitely. not a positive step towards reconciliation.

Not just the fishermen, but the farmers and truck drivers too.

Even the Germans are getting annoyed....

The oil companies are coming towards the end of their reign, as new fuels and technologies are emerging, perhaps too, the political system is being shaken a little, we will have to see what emerges over the next few months.

Capitalism has inserted itself between the consumer and the producer, whether it is fish or milk or oil, the bankers and brokers are there, with their bedfellows the politicians and capitalists, all trying to grab the biggest share.

Me personally , I`m not getting too close to the front line in this, I`ve taken a break from work, in support of my co-workers, and the principle that without labour, there will be no capital.
So I`ve tidied the flat, done the gardening, and have been eating fish for the last three days.
Crabs and lobsters that should have been sold in Paris and Brussels are now feeding the local fisherfolk.

Where will it end? The cost of fuel has to go down, but the governments are desperate for the tax revenues, which rise with the price, however, all over Europe, businesses are failing, and house prices are falling.
What hope for the next few years? Well instead of investing in shares and property, maybe a small parcel of land, some goats, sheep, vegetables, and a few recipes for kebabs and stews.


an average patriot said...

And so it begins! I saw this, this morning and I was wondering about you. just do what your doing. I know many think I am a pessimist but nothing can be farther from the truth. I am merely a realist and I keep saying this is just beginning in a myriad of respects. Absolutely 100% everything will get much worse. be prepared! Take care!

an average patriot said...

Man I bet you didn't know this. I just heard we take 1/2 billion pounds of fish per day from the ocean. You better plant some potatoes.

landsker said...

Hi Jim,
Thanks for your concern. I know we are overfishing, too much technology, and the stocks are collapsing.
We even feed livestock with untold tonnes of fishmeal, which is a terrible mixture of sandeels and small fry, immature fish used to feed the profits of corporate agri-business.
I planted a few spuds a couple of months back, and they are just showing flower, I`ve "shored" them up, and expect a few pot-fulls.
Like yourself, I`ve seen a few recessions, but this one is going to be a long and drawn out.
My biggest worry is for my two daughters, both just setting out, first homes and all that, they have jobs for now, I hope they keep them!

an average patriot said...

I wish you the best of luck! I think you have a good idea of what it's going to take. Brother Tim who I mentioned you to the other day says he hasn't heard of you but he is a brother but he also works the ocean right now repairing 50 or 60 footers but as things worsen who knows.
My potatoes are starting to flower to and as of yet no potato bugs. Must be the garlic keeping them away.
You know, I feel for your daughters as I feel for my sons 2 of which are in Bush's wars, also my grand daughters. I feel we let them down. I am so sick of hearing the crap.
The world has seen it's best days. Hunker down, relax, and be prepared, that is all I say. Bush the idiot is on his European "get riddance" tour but I am not convinced he's going anywhere yet. He has yet to do his worst!

enigma4ever said...

it has been barely reported here....thank

an average patriot said...

Hey Bud!
Keep stopping in just wondering how things are going over there on this front?