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Gates (Not Bill) [Mar. 27th, 2007|10:37 am]
Tony Grist

They are putting gates on the alley at the back of the house. The idea is that all residents will have a key and transients and hoodies and mischief-minded kids will be kept at bay. I take it as a sign of the times.

Class solidarity is dead. Everybody mistrusts everybody else. Get the fuck off my land.

I'm in two minds (when am I not?)   

On the one hand I'm as mistrustful and fearful as the next man.

On the other, I'm all about liberty and the right to roam- and gates are against my religion. 

When I was a student some fascist bought a field we were in the habit of walking across on our way to the pub. We broke his fence. He mended it. We broke it. He mended it. We broke it.  He mended it.  We got bored and found another way round. 

And so the world wags. 

But the feeling when you rock a concrete fence-post back and forth until it cracks and then you twist it round and round until the steel rods inside overheat and snap and the thing breaks off and you toss it aside- that's a very good feeling... 


[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2007-03-27 01:24 pm (UTC)
Some graffiti artists tagged our wall. We painted over it. They tagged it again. We painted over it again. They tagged it again. We painted over it. They got bored and wandered away.

I understand that there are some notions of public footpaths trumping private property in England. Was the "fascist" blocking one of those with his fence?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-03-27 02:27 pm (UTC)
There are regular and long-running battles over public rights of way.

I've no idea whether the "fascist" had blocked a public right of way- but we were young and against anything the older generation did as a matter of principle.
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