Friday, September 18, 2015

Quote of the day 18th September 2015

"There are some nasty people in the world, you know. Some of them – get this! – are even nastier than Tony Blair. And even if you leave them all alone, they will not stop.

"Not for all the tea in Islington North.

"What's more, there are certain... issues with Corbyn and the company he keeps.

"He doesn't just have skeletons in his closet, he hangs up his shirts in an ossuary.

"This is not a trivial matter. Those who underestimate the problems this will cause are fooling themselves (and in some cases, losing sight of their own moral compass)."

(Taylor Parkes, from an article in The Quietus)


Jim said...

I dont think thats the issue, I.E the company he keeps, or what he chooses to hang in his closet.

It is a trivial matter indeed, and no, I am not losing or fooling myself or my compass. the simple fact is that the man was elected fair and square as the labour party leader.

if his party wins the GE, then he will be PM. That is what politics is about (sadly) you have to chose one over the other, and usually that means you have to disagree just a little bit less with the one you do vote for, than the ones you don't. That is what Representative "'democracy'" is.

it's like modifying the word democracy [(demos Kratos) people power] into this morph of a thing, then pretending its the best thing since sliced bread. And then calling people who do actually believe in DEMOCRACY extreme populists.

So we see, we have a poisoned system of representive democracy, and it leads over time to Jeremy. Simply because the problem is not diagnosed, its the system at fault.

the case rests your honor.

Chris Whiteside said...

I don't see that you can avoid having a head of the executive arm of government. So if you are going to run Britain as a democracy, you need to have either an elected president, or a parliamentary democracy in which whoever has most support in the House of Commons becomes Prime Minister.

Either way there is the possibility that a party, or equivalent, will nominate someone who you greatly dislike for the role. In that circumstance the only think you can do is vote for the least worst candidate on offer. But parties which put up candidates who most of the country think are barking mad, or those which get complacent, usually pay a very high price at the hands of the electorate sooner or later.