Blimey

At each ratcheting down of respect for politicians, democracy itself takes a hit. It’s a dangerous state of mind to worship democracy, yet despise its practitioners, ranking them down among estate agents, debt collectors and journalists.

That’s rating politicians a bit high, isn’t it?

17 thoughts on “Blimey”

  1. Why should we respect people whose life experience is generally so minute? How many of them have done anything other than schoolboy politics, thinktankery, grown-up machine politics etc? Where are the debt collectors and estate agents, people who have trodden the streets and interacted with human beings?

  2. Most politicians are unserious people. I got involved a few times and met a few MPs. Few of them gave the slightest toss about any sort of ideas, had no clue about economics. I’d politely challenge duff thinking and almost none of them gave a toss. The only MP I met who I thought was serious was Rob Wilson, the MP for Reading East.

    This not only means they’re lazy and don’t give a toss about the job, but also will do stupid risky things. Like who the fuck, on an £80K job-for-life salary, sticks a £1500 duck house on expenses? Or takes a £2K bribe to ask a question? MP for Tatton is probably the safest job in the UK.

    But I really think how lazy they are is the worst thing about them. I’d rather have MPs that did their homework and voted against the Olympics and HS2, and put £50K/year of Romanian whores on expenses.

  3. The purpose of democracy was to prevent concentration of power at the centre, thereby preventing tyranny because power attracts the most despicable, power-crazed Humans like moths to a flame – psychopaths, tyrants.

    Since ‘modern’ democracy does precisely the opposite to its intended purpose, it is irresistible to the worst Human dross and excrement; witness the current political mob. The pathetic excuse that it is a temporary tyranny which can be removed at the will of the People (O aye? Last 12 months anyone.) makes it all right, fails because tyranny is still tyranny no matter how temporary and in any case it isn’t temporary, one short tyranny is exchanged for another: it is therefore a tyrannical continuum.

  4. The purpose of democracy was to prevent concentration of power at the centre, thereby preventing tyranny because power attracts the most despicable, power-crazed Humans like moths to a flame – psychopaths, tyrants.

    Since ‘modern’ democracy does precisely the opposite to its intended purpose, it is irresistible to the worst Human dross and excrement; witness the current political mob. The pathetic excuse that it is a temporary tyranny which can be removed at the will of the People (O aye? Last 12 months anyone.) makes it all right, fails because tyranny is still tyranny no matter how temporary and in any case it isn’t temporary, one short tyranny is exchanged for another: it is therefore a tyrannical continuum.

  5. ‘Few of them gave the slightest toss about any sort of ideas, had no clue about economics’

    To be fair I met Steve Baker at a Libertarian Alliance event before he became an MP, so there are (a very few) exceptions

  6. I have met many MPs and helped several (including one current cabinet minister) in the early years of their political careers before and inside parliament. My general conclusion is that most of them would have a hard time hacking it as a regional HR Director for Boots plc. Not much of a recommendation but it explains the low regard in which they are held.

  7. We get the politicians we deserve. We put less effort into choosing and monitoring those who rule us than we do into buying a mobile phone, or even a set of underpants. Is anyone really surprised that we’re ruled by a bunch of useless, self-serving cunts?

  8. The West Yorkshire mayor, Tracy Brabin, who has just stood down as the constituency’s MP, reports Labour campaigners “being egged, pushed and forced to the ground and kicked in the head”.

    Boo f**king hoo. Reap as you sow and all that…

  9. “All part and parcel of living in a big city” being more political operative than objective healthcare expert, blatantly lying to the public about the severity of the virus and the measures to be enforced upon the population, making up ‘the science’ as he went along, infringing our civil rights and freedoms based on the computer models of a consistently wrong ‘expert’ who new it was all bollocks so ignored the rules accordingly. And all on the pretext of a virus a bit more serious than normal flu.

  10. Boo f**king hoo. Reap as you sow and all that…

    Indeed. Given the assaults are by persons-of-no-description angry at LGBT+P in “their” schools, we can see that the only force that will stop the Guardianistas is that of the very people they’re so keen to introduce.

  11. For decades, the political classes have treated the people with contempt.
    And now they complain?
    Actions have consequences.

    The result will be a siege mentality. Walled reserves for politicos, armed guards, no police or law outside for the peasants. Government food stores, since how could they trust anything bought ‘outside’. And so it polarises…

    …and the Engineer walks up to the guillotine, looks hard at it, feels up the track…”Ah, here’s your problem!”. Oh.

  12. I read a comment once which made me chuckle. It went along the lines of

    Before he became a MP, Richard Burgon was an employment rights lawyer. Now imagine that you are in a dispute with your employer and the union has organised a lawyer for you. What would you be thinking on your way home after your first half hour session with Burgon ?

    I went to the same school as Sadiq Khan and as a rhetoricak exercise I sometimes ask myself if I could have achieved what he has and wheteher I would have wanted to ?
    The answers that pop up are:

    To be thought of any sort of leader amongst that shower of morons who represent modern Labour is utterly horrifying.

    I would not like to have my incompetence broadcast daily to 10million Londoners, a large number of whom would like to lynch me.

    I’d also have a bit of difficulty simultaneously advocating LGBT rights and the people who wish to throw them off roofs.

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