"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 13 December 2010

Out Of Time

That's time as in the beat of a drum and time as in hours of the day. Do you ever have the feeling that people around you are neatly choreographed and marching to a rhythm you can hear but don't understand?

I've just listened to THIS short speech from MiliMinor and read the accompanying article.  What sort of reality are people inhabiting when this sort of tripe can go unchallenged?  He's trying to make the most of Labour's current polling positiion (equal, would you believe?) and divisions within the LibDems caused by the tuition fees farce.

He's sent out a call to LibDems to send him their policy suggestions for a Labour review which will be undertaken by a former LibDem 'policy dirctor' aka spin merchant, aka SpAd who's taken the MiliShilling.  Here's what had me bemused:
"To Liberal Democrats who fear their deal with the Tories is shifting the gravity of British politics to the Right, I invite them to work with us against the direction in which this Government is taking Britain."
Has everybody gone completely mad?  Since when has this coalition been right-wing, if anything it's europhile centre-left thanks to the LibDems.  Few policies have changed since Labour were kicked out (and shame on those who told pollsters they'd vote for them again) and some which were to be dropped have been re-instated.  It's true they're looking to sell the remnants of the country's assets (the Tote, air traffic control, woodland etc) but that alone doesn't make them 'right-wing'.  Stupid, greedy, thieving b@st@rds it's true - but that isn't a trait exclusive to right-wingers.

We have, effectively, a one-Party state at the moment with no real choice for voters and all Miliband can do is repeat the old, out-dated concept of left/right-wing politics that doesn't exist any more.  What we have is authoritarian -v- libertarian with varying positions between the two as to how far Britain's welfare state should extend.

Our politicians are arguing from a false premise that deliberately skews the perception of the people.  Nothing they say makes sense or relates to the political reality around us and until they admit to the people that politics has changed forever they'll just be playing to the msm in the gallery and not addressing the real needs of the people they're supposed to represent.  They've forgotten how to do that too.

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