I am often asked why I will not stand for political office. I clearly have some of the attributes that might incline me to do so. And then something comes along to remind me of the sheer ghastliness of politics, which I have known of since the time I was a student.
That ghastliness being why politics and politicians should have more power as in the Curajus State no doubt.
That is the base calculation of politics that I could not abide. I cannot reconcile that baseness with doing the right thing, when in this case what is right is obvious. And as a result I do not wish to participate in the sordid calculations that are a part of the politician’s life, and which seem to be getting more sordid by the day.
Murphism – it’s shite so let’s have more of it.
Worstallism – it’s shite so let’s have less of it.