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Chanting NHS managers? Why stop there?


The way I would see this is more about reflecting the shallowness , lack of leadership and vision within the hierarchy of this government. As I repeatedly wrote , we are in a turning and critical point of the world history. The typical problem of disconnection and contradiction between central headquarter and frontline has never been solved. Whether it is central and local governments as illustrated in yesterday's Catalonian referendum(for instance )or our long-complained relationship between grass-root GPs and DoH/NHSE(supported by pro-establishment academics). The prime minister's government had earned its well 'deserved' reputation with labels: zombie , dead woman walking or just about managing(JAMs as her own creation)etc. Problem is ,she is avoiding rather than facing up to the domestic issues which urgently need tangible solutions, more specifically real investment of resources. So far , the only investment she had made was a pact with a Northern Ireland political party to secure her own position. People clearly have their judgement on the definition of 'social justice'. Somehow, even nature had not helped her own crusade . Grenfell Tower disaster against a backdrop of a series of terror attacks portrayed a general election campaign well cursed and condemned from 'higher divinity' . One could have a similar argument and verdict on Trump cursed by a series of hurricanes in a matter of weeks , as soon as he distanced himself away from the Paris Agreement on climate changes . ''The disasters we witnessed on earth are not merely the 'punishment' by the divine power down from heaven . Instead , they are warnings to those, with parochial minds,fighting against each other for positions of power and hence ,ignoring the best interests of ordinary people.'' (下民之孽,匪降自天。噂沓背憎,職競由人。) quote from Shijing(詩經) xxxxxxxxxx Indeed , the prime minister is under phenomenal pressure from both inside and outside of her party . The opposition from Labour Party has transformed from feeble to formidable in only a matter of three months . Then she had her foreign secretary declaring his 'support' but with the tenacity of writing over 4000 words articles outlining his own manifesto. The truth is our country is facing the danger of political polarities of far left and right . Mr Johnson is obviously a big fan of poems from Rudyard Kipling(whom George Orwell labelled as ' the prophet of British imperialism'). On the other hand , the shadow chancellor, a fan of Marxism and Leninism(perhaps also dialectical materialism) was talking about 'a run on the pound' and war games mentality in confronting the market response if his party is to be elected (which reminded me of class-struggle ideology). The middle is missing, the moderate is gone . Either side is getting 'angrier' and 'louder' with rhetorics beyond ridiculous. So much soul searching for those holding power.....

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02 Oct 2017

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