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"... if you like football, enjoy watching the World Cup if you can. But behind all thepage3 endless televised replays and the post-match inquests into fouls and offsides, remember that it’s all part of the greater game of dividing workers from each other. A socialist world would have no countries and no national teams. And there would be no sectional interests for some group of people at the expense of other members of the global community. In the meantime, the crying need is for workers to realise that nationalism is a diversion along the road — not to Wembley or Cardiff or Berlin — but to a sensible society."

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Guest Stephen Turner

Amen to that. Divide and rule tactics are as old as our Hunter/Gatherer Forefathers/Mothers, Race, sexual preference, Gender, religion all serve, but Nationalism, and the false conciousness that comes with it, is far and away the ruling classes biggest weapon against us, and sport has always served this master.

"The baby figure of the giant mass"

"Of things to come at large"

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"... if you like football, enjoy watching the World Cup if you can. But behind all thepage3 endless televised replays and the post-match inquests into fouls and offsides, remember that it’s all part of the greater game of dividing workers from each other. A socialist world would have no countries and no national teams. And there would be no sectional interests for some group of people at the expense of other members of the global community. In the meantime, the crying need is for workers to realise that nationalism is a diversion along the road — not to Wembley or Cardiff or Berlin — but to a sensible society."

A photograph of Andy watching England v Paraguay:

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:hotorwot:):lol:

One hesitates to say you have been handling flawed evidence again Mr Simkin.

Caption should read "Andy Walker catches flag hurled at him by patriot Simkin"

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