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This makes sense

Poor theory, driving delusional thinking, is resulting in dire … decision making

Doesn’t seem to stop the P³

4 thoughts on “This makes sense”

  1. Tim

    I’m surprised this one passed us all by from yesterday:

    ‘But it wasn’t really hard to fathom it. It’s just a variation on a theme I have heard so often over the last twenty years. I first heard it from Jersey, way back when. The suggestion was that ‘if only I would be a bit more reasonable I would achieve so much more’. But that, of course, was never true.

    I recall the words of George Bernard Shaw. He said:

    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

    Those with whom I have worked with, successfully, know that by this description I might be a touch unreasonable. I make no apology for it. I am happy to speak truth to power. I accept the price for doing so. And I will write what I will without seeking favour. I think I have more than evidenced that.

    The consequence is that I might upset ‘communities’. The communities referred to, from the tax haven financial services community, to some Corbynistas, to some in MMT, to neoliberals and climate change deniers have all tended to demand a consistent world view from their adherents as a condition for group membership. The articles of faith were laid down. Adherence from the acolytes was strong. And alternative opinion has been strongly resisted. That is by necessity; the group survives by denial of possible deviation.’

    One of the most unintentionally hilarious pieces I have ever read by him. Just breathtaking – no wonder those satirists were forced to give up. How can anyone compete with the reality?

  2. “I am happy to speak truth to power”

    I wish he’d stop using that phrase, he’s using it wrong. He’s speaking assertions and opinions to power. That is *NOT* what that phrase used used for.

  3. “ I will write what I will without seeking favour”

    Except when he is defending the Guardian’s tax planning, of course.

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