|The Neighborhood Bully – John George Brown|
Politics just go nasty again in the UK.
Let me explain. In this country, there’s a “Leader of the Opposition” in parliament who is the head of the main party that’s out of office, and whose job it is to question the government. Currently, this is Ed Miliband, who was in the previous Labour government and who is the son of a well-known historian. His big brother David is also in politics. I wrote about them a while ago here.
Miliband Pere came to this country as a refugee from Nazism at the age of 17. When the time came he fought in WWII, and then went on to become a respected academic at the London School of Economics. After the war, his marriage to a Holocaust survivor produced two sons, David and Ed. As Americans would have it, he was a one of the “Greatest Generation” that faced fascism, fought for freedom and won. He died almost two decades ago.
The Daily Mail, a newspaper that supported Fascism in the 1930s, published an editorial over the weekend that quoted from Miliband Senior’s diary when he was 17 to show that he “hated Britain” in an attempt to smear his son, Ed. It’s a lie, of course, and wrong and unfair and stupid on so many levels. And it’s also what you might expect from a paper like the Mail, but the unwritten rule in this country whenever the Mail has attacked the Labour party, is to appease and placate. This is because traditionally you have to win over the Daily Mail readership in order to win an election.
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This time, Miliband has stood up to the Mail, demanded a right to reply and received a ton of support — allegedly 10,000 emails arrived at Labour central office. I found myself crying with rage and shame reading the article, thinking about my own father-in-law who was a contemporary of Miliband Senior (although on the opposite side politically). I’m sure I am not alone in this reaction. This stinks.
The Mail was described as a “scorpion” by several commentators yesterday, which is interesting when you look at the chart. The North Node in Pisces describes the dissemination of illusion. There is a world described by the Mail is quite a specific construction – filled with fear (Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces). The theme of gutter press if reiterated by Neptune-Pluto-Mercury in Gemini. The Mail does see itself as the voice of common sense, the voice of the average citizen, little England –
You can bet though, that this is part of an organised campaign leading up to the next election, which is not due until May 2015 – a few months after the last square of Uranus-Pluto at 15°. Deals are being struck and sleeves are being rolled up. Politics seemed to go all nice for a millisecond after the last general election when the government was forced into coalition for the first time since the 1930s, the last U-Plu square.
Across the pond, the Republicans have managed to stop government entirely this week. This is part of the Uranus-Pluto effect as the Sun moves into opposition to Uranus. The Republicans are the rebels here, President Obama, the Leo, is the Sun. But the Sun does move on quickly.
On a personal level, people with planets or angles around 8-11° Libra may be having a tough time right now, but standing up to the bullies is the right thing to do now. Libra is all about fairness. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly, then you need to say so.