??July 9, 2016 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie18 CommentsJustice respects polarity, but seeks to embrace it within a totality. previousRilly?nextAnd a hearty Welcome Back to the Liberal Democrats 18 thoughts on “??” Bloke in North Dorset July 9, 2016 at 11:37 am That quote is so surreal I had to go and read it in context and I’m none the wiser, having lost 5 mins I’ll never get back in the process. It did remind me that he is one of the worst writers on the Internet. It’s not that I disagree with him politically and philosophically that stops me reading him, I read plenty of blogs that I disagree with, it’s his awfull prose. No wonder he’s always falling out with people, he can’t explain himself clearly and having seen his arrogance I suspect he blames others for not understanding. Jim July 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm In other words, do what you’re told peasant, or else. dearieme July 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm It’s not even wrong. Morpork July 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm Alzheimer’s is such a cruel disease. Theophrastus July 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm He’s regurgitating some Hegelian ‘logic’: thesis, antithesis, synthesis. He’s probably picked it up from some teutonicly influenced leftist. As Bertrand Russell scornfully said, Hegel saw the universe as a mass of copulating contradictions. CayleyGraph July 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm I think that’s what you get if you run Gauss’s Law through Google Translate iterating over a few hundred different languages. DocBud July 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm Pretentious, moi? Matthew L July 9, 2016 at 2:03 pm Sounds like a Zon kone. BraveFart July 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm I think one of Murphy’s Venn diagrams might help us thickies to understand his meaning here. Theophrastus July 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm The Murphatollah doesn’t respect “polarity” – any disagreement with him is deleted. Van_Patten July 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm BiND Can’t disagree with that assessment- the entire entry is like some semi-demented GCSE student rambling on. The quality of grammar is atrocious, and to follow the train of thought requires you to retread the entry about six times while still being none the wiser as to what he is trying to say… Truly mind boggling stuff!! Ian B July 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm “Ne’er cast a clout till May is out”. nonesuch July 9, 2016 at 4:24 pm Are you sure you didn’t pick up something from Deepak Chopra? NiV July 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm “requires you to retread the entry about six times while still being none the wiser as to what he is trying to say… “ That bit’s simple enough. The Blairite New Labour movement made Labour electable only by dropping all its principles. Corbyn represented a return to principled policies (i.e. Murphy’s), but failed to explain the motivation for them. He has therefore dropped his support for Corbyn because Corbyn was unable to explain the reasons for Murphy’s economics to the public. So Labour needs a new leader with a new pithy slogan to explain Tax Justice to the people. (This slogan being “Justice”. Presumably the “Tax” bit is considered to be implicit.) He hopes everyone will now agree with him, and do what he says. As for the ‘polarity’ slogan, I think it’s just a convoluted way of saying “I claim to respect your right to hold opposing opinions, but you’ll all have to unite behind mine if we’re going to get anywhere.” But there’s rather a lot of poetic license involved. But my favourite bit was: “I would also suggest that as yet Labour does not have a clear economic plan, and I can say this as the person who supposedly wrote it”. Brilliant! Henry Marsh July 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm I like a bet on politics and noticed this bit from Ritchie: “I will from here on ignore the Liberal Democrats”. Next time there is a by-election where the Lib Dems are second favourites I’ll be putting my money on them. Steve the stoat July 9, 2016 at 11:28 pm “Justice respects polarity, but seeks to embrace it within a totality.” Discuss (25 marks) I pity the students. Bloke in Costa Rica July 10, 2016 at 4:19 am It’s the classic sort of profundity-through-obscurity shit that Sokal and Bricmont skewered in Transgressing the Boundaries and Gross and Levitt dismanlted in Higher Superstition, except Murphy’s too thick to be a convincing po-mo conman. He’d need to speak French, for a start. Noel Scoper July 10, 2016 at 6:03 am The man who created the Fair Tax Mark notes that: “No one has a clue what fairness is”. Nice move. http://www.t*xresearch.org.uk/Blog/2016/07/09/what-is-the-left-for/#comment-760955 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.