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As usual, I endorse everything that Longrider has written here, with the exception that I do, occasionally, attempt to posit solutions. And finally...
One area where I accept the charge of negativism is my attitude towards politicians. I despise them all, utterly and completely. They are beneath contempt. I apply this equally to all of them, irrespective of party. I can offer no solution to this – unless you count the rope and lamp post one...

Agreed. Go and read the whole post.

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Longrider said…
It was interesting that the discussion led to a fascinating admission...
Bill said…
Presumably that includes UKIP? LOL ...
Budgie said…
The statist mind set is that it is always necessary to do something. Top down order is the only concept they understand. And when their socialist paradises collapse, often in bloodshed, it is all because the people will not do as they are told. For example Labour's hand in the till is 'caused' by the taxpayer not footing the politicians lifestyle.

Forgive my dotage .. but it reminds me of an argument I had with an Internazi (an acolyte of the International Socialists, nowadays called the SWP, I believe).

He painted a compelling picture of a society where all received the same wage (the dustman and the surgeon both). It was intriguing and had a certain aesthetic appeal.

He capped it by saying "Of course, we politicians, who would be running the whole thing, would have to get more - because of the heavy responsibility".

And despite the mess they make, statists never own up. It is always "That's not my kind of socialism". No, it never is. The intention is always (claimed to be) a utopia. But the same statist methods always produce the same predictable results. Bossiness is passed off as compassion and the ghastly cycle repeats.
DocBud said…
The rope and lamp post are clearly not a solution. With all the record sweltering temperatures due to me being a selfish bastard and leaving my tv on standbye and not changing to fluorescent light bulbs, the fat, bloated carcasses would start ponging in a few hours and oozing in a day or two. We'd be up to our arses in flies, people would be slipping in the ooze and suing the lynch mob and Mr Eugenides would top himself beneath the swinging body of Wendy Alexander after singing "It seems to me you lost your life, blowing in the wind, with noone to give a toss, when the mob came in."

No, far better to toss all the useless bastards into a furnace and get them to generate a bit of power. What's more, one could raffle off the right to push them in. Someone like Charles Clarke would go to the furnace with a big smile on his face, smugly satisfied that he fetched more money that Peter Twat Hain or the Militosser. We'd have to include the staff of NGOs that have taken money off the EU. Can I push Tony Juniper in please?
Budgie said…
"Can we have a vote on this whole killing thing?" (Serenity)
DocBud said…
Do you want a vote to suppress free speech, Budgie?

In the words of the "Life of Brian" "It's not meant to be taken literally..."

One is tempted to observe that "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the Devil's Kitchen."

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