Thursday 1 October 2020

Five Most Popular Posts in September

These months don't half fly by fast. Here's what was considered hot by this blog's visiting public in September. Brace yourself!

1. A Cultural Sociology of Mass Stupidity
2. The Tories are Winning the Necropolitics
3. Covid-19, Capital, and the Conservative Party
4. The Unremarkable Life of Ian Murray
5. Why High Score is Rubbish

For once, the month's works of Keir Starmer didn't crowd out everything else. Then again, there were plenty of others things to write about and I got a visit from writer's block, so consider yourselves spared. Instead a foray into thinking about mass stupidity and conspiranoia commanded the top slot by a healthy margin. A post likely to continue having traction for some time to come. This was followed by the consideration of the Tory politics of death management, where we see their incompetence is exacerbated by the interests pulling them in different directions - something I picked up on the other night in relation to universities. Covid-19 and the form of words following it occupies the third spot as we look a bit more closely at the interests the Tories articulate and reprensent. The list makes its sole concession to Labour politics with a wee piece on a man of similar wee political stature, our friend Ian Murray. Wish his vanity had won out over his sense of self-preservation and he'd decamped with the rest of the Change UK crew. And last of all, something about video games(!) brings up the rear. One day, one day all my retro game missives will pull down the numbers ...

Second chances, I've had a few. And, as per custom and practice, in case you missed it the first time why not glance at The Tories and the British Fox News? It pithily and simply restates why the elderly are more likely to back the Tories and fall for their cheap, culture war stunts.

Not going to make any predictions about the next month's worth of content. Except, as ever, I hope to offer readable takes that help folks make sense of what's going on in politics.

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