Monday, December 01, 2008

Young Weathercocks' Foundation

Young Britons' Foundation poster: a sign of things to come...

This poster comes courtesy of Shane Greer, who enthusiastically describes it as...
Another great poster from The Young Britons’ Foundation...

Sharp-eyed readers might recognise the text carried on the poster, for it is indeed from one of David Cameron's speeches. For those readers who are not so eagle-eyed, it is this...
The battle for freedom and opportunity is never finally won. In each generation, those of us who believe in freedom, in human potential, in the idea that the strength of our society comes from the energy and industry and creativity of our people; those of us who believe in these things must be ready to fight for them because the enemies of freedom are never finally vanquished. They always live to fight another day. Today we can see the enemies of freedom preparing a renewed assault on our liberty.

Noble sentiments, don't you think? The quote comes, of course, from David Cameron's speech to the ODS in November 2007, and which Guido greeted enthusiastically with the headline Cameron: "We Are Libertarians".

It's rather a pity, then, that the massively-foreheaded leader of the Tories has explicitly rejected libertarianism—even going so far as to tell lies about what it is. [Emphasis mine.]
But freedom can too easily turn into the idea that we all have the right to do whatever we want, regardless of the effect on others. That is libertarian, not Conservative—and it is certainly not me.

Yes, that was David Cameron at the Tory Conference this year. As I pointed out at the time, it was an appallingly ignorant thing to say, but was not very surprising.

Now it seems that the YBF will happily endorse Cameron's insincere witterings about freedom from last year—I wonder if they will now publish a poster featuring sections from his speech to the faithful this year...?

5 comments:

Panopticon Britain said...

a pre-emptive strike, perhaps?

More likely to be just looking for a cool soundbite.

The man is still a cunt though.

Anonymous said...

PB Right, but no-where near as much of a cunt as any of the current lot.

Z

Anonymous said...

Sadly , inadequate as he is, only DC in reality, can save us from the horrors of Gorgon McBrownshirt's fascists.

The removal of NL simply must be the overwhelming priority, or the totalitarian state will be cemented into place if Jackboot Straw, Fatty Smith and co stay in power longer. We can concern ourselves with getting better political representation than the present shower after the deadly threat represented by this present vicious totalitarian regime is ended.

Let's get a proper enquiry into Iraq, Dave. Then let's see some attempt to bring Bliar and Campbell to justice.

Roger Thornhill said...

To Anon, above. I am not interested in "Change". I want "improvement"!

New uniforms. Same boots.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks this regime is not the most dangerously totalitarian ever never lived under any of the others or has amnesia.