And what is Hislop\’s principal message? Week in and week out, it is that most pretty much all politicians are corrupt, deluded, incompetent, second-rate and hypocritical.
Seriously, in a world that contains John Gummer, Tim Yeo and Chris Huhne, to mention just those on the current Coalition side on matters climate change, who could argue with this?
If all politicians are useless, then all government is useless, all authority is useless, and probably all sense of collective improvement is useless too. Ultimately, this view of politicians embodies a profoundly despairing individualist view of human affairs.
Quite correct, the major and killer argument against all and any form of collectivist politics is that, by definition, all politicians are useless, incompetent, self-interested cunts. Nobel prizes have been awarded for this insight although James Buchanan didn\’t use quite the same phrasing.
It is an infortunate fact that we do need government: there are some things that must be done and some things that must be done that must be done in a forced collective manner. This necessarily means politics and politicians. But given that they are all cunts we should limit their activities to only those things that both must be done and must be done by government.
Other than that small subset of what politicians currently engage themselves with we should do to them what cunts are actually built for: fuck \’em.