The road from Jarrow

Are footprints sacred?

I say yes, especially, if there is a God.


There is an illusion that claims the human condition is better now, that illusion of progress has invaded its way into the corporate consciousness of the present day, and, it has been normalized.


If there is an argument that claims that past suffering has a dynamic for the now, it is this.

The men of Jarrow shared a cruel poverty and a vile injustice but, they did however have something sacred, and that was solidarity.

Today, people from the lower working class no nothing of that solidarity; indeed they are the easiest people to divide and conquer.


Betrayal wears many cloaks, but the one it wears that is the easiest to fool you is the cloak of security. The Millennium employer says; ‘If you toe this line and don’t complain we will look after you!’ ‘Any attempt at fair play, union activity or talk of rights and we will crush you’ At some point after the Jarrow march, some betrayer took thirty pieces of silver.

His name was not Judas, it was probably Fred, but, whoever it was is guilty of a mass betrayal, a betrayal so vast in its consequences that human sight will never comprehend it!

I and all the people from whose ranks I am proud to have come are still on the road from Jarrow. Our hearts don’t beat together like theirs did but, one day they will!

4 thoughts on “The road from Jarrow”

  1. Thanks David, The British establishment has totally underestamated the rage that is growing in the lower working class. Listen to the late Phil Ochs singing, “The ringing of revolution” (Easy to get on You – Tube). At present we have a screaming silence, but soon those bells will deafen us! Chris

  2. I come from Malaysia, where the 2 state owned television stations are practically propaganda tools for umno, the ruling party.

    It seems really weird that over here, all the stations are independent, yet are starting to just follow what the government says rather than stand up for something. Looks like the third world exported something!

    I was so jealous of how British people march if they want to protest something, because if it was malaysia, we’d get a one year prison sentence for under theinternal ssecurity act.

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