But as one astute academic observer of my work noted a while ago, I might be on the left, but there is quite a lot of liberalism within what I write, and even how I run this site –

Let me be clear what I mean by a liberal. It is a person willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one’s own and who is open to new ideas.

11 thoughts on “Tee hee”

  1. A rare and refined example of Cognitive Dissonance. With a ladle of contradiction and a bucket of hypocrisy tossed in for good measure.

  2. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    Well, you’ve got to admit he’s pretty liberal in his use of the BAN hammer.

  3. Banning nearly 20,000 commentators is ‘Liberal’ – that’s why there’s consistent speculation that Murphy is a clever satirist. Noone could be writing that statement with a straight face, surely?

  4. @Van_Patten: Maybe he will eventually be revealed as Chris Morris’ latest invention. “It’s a made up economics.”

  5. Looking at that quote again, one possible conclusion is that Spud has developed multiple-personality disorder to go along with his three much-vaunted “professorships” and it is one of these that is the “astute academic observer” telling him that he’s “quite liberal”.

    Either that or “astute academic observer” is an synonym for “blind ignorant fool”.

  6. I did see an amusing slogan the other day along the lines ‘I told myself I should drink less then decided why should I listen to a drunk that takes to himself’

    Maybe there’s a murphy version…”I told myself I should research some economics then decided why should I listen to an idiot that does no research”

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    This is the left, words mean exactly what they want them to mean, nothing more, nothing less.

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