With the onset of the party conference season, a thought occurred. Every year we are addressed by politicians preaching their ideology to us at their party conferences and at each of the conferences we hear the same thing, with little difference in the ‘message’ regardless of from which party it comes.
The message preached is based on one tenet and one tenet only: that they – and only they – know what is best for us because we do not possess the ability to govern ourselves. What are termed ‘keynote speeches’, given by party spokesmen and their leaders at these conferences. are directed at us from platforms which invariably contain slogans designed to highlight differences between the political parties where in fact no differences exist, least of all in the platforms used.
That the platforms and the messages delivered from them are both crap – and forget the Republican/Democrat references – is best illustrated by Ronald Reagan in the following video:
Indeed, both the democratic platform on which our democracy is based and that used by those preaching that democracy all share the same basic characteristic. Has not the time come whereby we should all ask ourselves one question, namely, have we not had enough of this crap?
Afterthought: As we are on the subject of Reagan’s humour, the first story in the following clip illustrates exactly why politicians should never be put in charge of anything, least of all a country.