Casino Anxiety

The governments of UK, Russia, France, USA… have pursued constant and vicious war in regions, which could most destabilise the casino. The connection to oil and its pipe-lines is not direct, although oil is at the root. The direct connection is the anxiety of power for the stability of the casino of stocks, shares and currencies.
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Powerful politicians in those governments have personal anxieties about the casino, since that is where their personal wealth is stored, grown and harvested. Powerful corporations share the same anxiety, since that is where corporate wealth will also fluctuate. Media barons know it too and so spin the yarn for war. All together that shared anxiety (re-iterated and confirmed in elite gatherings) makes the case for war to protect what may for a moment have seemed personal and trite, but now has conveniently become “in the national interest”.
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For “bringing stability to regions”, we should read, “maintaining the continued growth of my bank accounts.”
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Casino anxiety removes reason. Those government policies perfectly reflect the irrational behaviours of ordinary punters in ordinary casinos. Many politicians are addicts – in a state of constant anxiety to bring stability to the casino. Home-life and loved ones are shoved aside for that last and sure-fired punt. For a punt to be safe, the whole casino must be safe. After all, loved ones will benefit from the successful punt – the business takeover – and so also from the drone strike on casino non-believers.
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Another regularly applied euphemism for the cold-blooded wrecking of a culture and its people is “maintenance of democracy.” That democracy is not of people, but of punters and their punts on a stable, democratic roulette wheel – known in the Western media, such as the BBC, as the ballot.
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So ancient and beautiful cultures such as Syria’s, or Iran’s can be bombed to extinction, while brash, new casino-engaged tyrannies such as Saudi Arabia can be armed and encouraged.
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Here in the UK, we can see casino anxiety as the main divide in politics. New Labour is the casino-anxious branch of the Labour Party. There is a similar divide in the Conservative Party, although of course, those with no care for the casino make a much smaller number. New Labour politicians, often either Oxford, or Cambridge educated, or perhaps corporate plants, move in casino circles of property, stock market, corporate promotions and finance.
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Jeremy Corbyn does not care for the casino and so like Syria and Iran, he is a target for media vitriol and (it may be as times degenerate further) for a drone strike. Tragically much of the vitriol is from the previously left wing, but now casino punting, New Labour, New Guardian newspaper.
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Stability of the casino is the central doctrine of all G8 countries with the possible exception of China. We’ve seen how the government of Greece struggled to form a real economy based on diminished resources, but with directed human capital of ingenuity, conviviality and earnest labour for a common social good. EU powers were quick to supress a human-sized, humane effort to revive a real economy.
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It is long past the time for proper cultures to divest from the casino – its politicians and its violence – and to stand on their living inherited soils alongside the exotic delights of other proper cultures, such as Iran’s and Syria’s. Other ancient cultures have evolved across Europe, but EU has been responsible for their gradual erosion and at times, outright suppression.
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The thing is that the bulk of the cruel violence of today’s world is directed to supress real economies and cultures and to implant the supplies of the casino. The bargain is for an increase of consumer rights, in return for a statutory corporate supply. That bargain has been the EU project.
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It is vital for the ingenuity of a region to assert itself in ways that are unique to its terrain. Leaving the EU is a vital first step for those within it. Otherwise, attempts towards economic de-growth and lives lived happily without fossil fuels and within the restraints of terrain, will be thwarted. Tragically, Brexit has been led by those who seek far worse – that is, the scrapping of human rights and the imposition (with no bargain) of corporate supply. That is also a world of competing gangster princedoms, whose only restraints are a rival’s power and potential violence.
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It is easy to look at the Trump administration as a perfect model of folly and viciousness combined. The perfect model is much closer to home. It is plain that Theresa May’s government is now composed entirely of gangsters and their henchmen.
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Descendants of the henchmen, who followed the gangster, William of Normandy, have returned to a new harrying of Britain. They present no bargain and are blind to the terrain they’ve invaded. They cannot see degraded soils, cascading species loss, or climate change. They cannot see people. Their eyes are spinning roulette wheels and all their urgency is to protect the casino – its currencies; property prices; rents; usuries; the protected amorality of stock market punts… Their urgency is also to supress (by any means) the moral probity of cultures and the benign efforts of all who’d live convivial lives governed by the restraints of terrain and not by the results of yesterday’s trading.
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4 Responses to Casino Anxiety

  1. Michelle says:

    Well, Mr. Noble, I don’t know how to say this without sounding juvenile, but wow, your writing, it’s unparalleled in its combination of solid sense, erudition, edgy daring, and nuanced analysis. See, I feel kind of stupid saying that because it seems so self-evident. Anyway, I’ve wandered here from your piece in FEASTA…and I think I saw something of yours at Resilience as well? All I have to say is: Thanks for writing!

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    • bryncocyn says:

      Michelle, Thank you. I wish I could live up to your picture of my writing. I sometimes think it is the opposite of those things and have to shake myself by the lapels to put my feet on the ground again. But thanks you for taking the trouble to swell my often deflated ego!

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      • Michelle says:

        Well, I’ve gone away for a bit and come back and still like your thinking very much. I wanted to ask though, why you think China doesn’t care about the casino? Since we are all customers I would think they would care, or do you think they have a long range plan that is not dependent on the casino remaining in business?

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  2. bryncocyn says:

    I haven’t travelled at all and my international picture is very much a parochial one. I do think China cares about the casino – particularly because it is difficult to avoid. But I speculate (from the literature) that commons of good social behaviour have survived intact, whereas in Europe and America they have been swamped by individualistic, casino-swelling consumerism. I speculate that Chinese leaders and officials remain more connected to old-fashioned notions of probity, duty, honour and subjection to a common good. Even though some Chinese people have got very rich by the casino, I don’t think it has become doctrine, as it certainly has in the UK.

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