Friday, January 23, 2009

The problem with any modern government

Over at LabourList.org, Ed Balls* Miliband has (finally) launched his latest brainchild: LabourSpace.com. As is entirely routine over at LabourList, "he" has written a stupidly on-message, platitudinous article to accompany it. The goggle-eyed freak.
But eventually the storm clouds will pass. At this point the Labour Party must be ready with a vision of the kind of society we want to see.

And this is, you see, precisely what is wrong with almost all modern governments: the society that you want to see is almost certainly not the same as the one that I want to see. As such, you use the law to force me to comply with your personal vision.

Why the fuck should I? What makes the personal morality of you and your fellow socialists any more valid than mine? What possible moral justification can you have for compelling me to follow your personal mores?

And these questions apply just as much to the Tories and LibDems (or anyone else) as it does to the Labour Party: obviously, these bastards believe that they are superior to the rest of us—that they have a great moral insight and, indeed, a higher moral authority than every other human in this country. Why? What gives them the right to force us to live our lives as dictated by their own personal morals?

The only moral option is to allow people to choose how they want to live—libertarianism is that option. After all, if you want to form a voluntary socialist collective, then—under a libertarian government—you would be free to do so. At the same time, under a libertarian government, I would be free to live my life according to my morals, not yours.

Still, Ed does finish off with yet another hilarious platitude...
... let's build a manifesto that speaks to lives of people throughout this country. Together we can make change happen.

Oh really? Would that be Change That We Can Believe In™, Ed? You tedious fucking cunt, you.

* Whoops! They are both goggle-eyed freaks though.

9 comments:

The Nameless Libertarian said...
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The Nameless Libertarian said...

Spot on in all bar one respect.

It is Ed Miliband launching the site, not Ed Balls. Ed Balls doesn't even pretend to care about the opinions of others. That egregious cunt knows he is right, and we should all follow his wise words without question. If possible, Balls is more of an dictatorial fuckface than Ed Miliband...

TNL

ENGLISHMAN said...

"Manifesto pledges are not subject to legitimate expectations""the truth is no defense"

Neal Asher said...

"Together we can make change happen."

Change, in the Labour sense, being trash and destroy everything that went before, whether or not it actually worked, then replace it with something something unworkable based on a bankrupt ideology.

Wankers.

Dennis said...

Ed Miliband is on course to challenge Tony Blair for the illustrious and sought-after title of "Cunto di Tutti Cunti".

Mind you, he's got quite a way to go yet.

Katabasis said...

This is great.

Launched within two weeks of Labourlist, which has already been discredited. So they're immediately splitting whatever groundswell they already had.

Plus the new site seems to be a combination of Obamasque platitudes ("be the change") and a 'your causes'website, already done better by the BBC years ago.

El Draque said...

Any fule kno by now that all socialism eventually becomes national-socialism; and now it's obvious that it becomes Leninist too - a small minority of visionaries tell us all how to think and what to value . . .
I will not welcome the smash-up when it comes, because too many innocents will suffer.
I just hope that some of the guilty suffer too.

Anonymous said...

He appears to be angling to become the "First Black PM" the same way Bill Clinton used to be called the "First Black President".

Rob said...

"And this is, you see, precisely what is wrong with almost all modern governments: the society that you want to see is almost certainly not the same as the one that I want to see. As such, you use the law to force me to comply with your personal vision."

And what is wrong with Progressives - they always have a 'vision', but sadly the ruined mess they end up with after implementing their 'vision' is far, far from the utopia they wished for, and far, far worse than what was there before.

Yet every generation falls for this crap. Any politician who says they have 'visions' should be automatically disbarred from office as having a serious mental disorder.