I’m very critical of political parties. I don’t think they’re needed in the world as it is now. They impede the development of individuals, they encroach on creativity and they impose absurd structures of discipline.
People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society. […] For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The way in which this country has sided with the City of London against British manufacturing since the 1950s has had very serious implications with the economy of this country. You’ve actually screwed industry in order to keep financiers happy. Any sensible person right now would join an anti-capitalist organisation.
"Much of the news this year has been hopeless, depressing and, above all, confusing. -To which the only response is 'Oh Dear'. Defeatest response has become a central part of a new system of political control." - Adam Curtis