…… But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?
Ronald Reagan – First Inaugural Presidential Address (1981)
The concept of ‘government’ must be the greatest confidence trick ever practiced by man on his fellow man/woman. Think about that statement by Ronald Reagan and ponder: Why do we allow it to continue? At this point I would also repeat two quotations from Monday:
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors;
Government is a parasite – a cancer that, by nature, tries to spread deeper into society.
Much as I admired Reagan it would appear he very quickly – and conveniently – forgot that against which he questioned; as it has to be said, each in their own way, did Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown.
We are informed that it is suggested with age comes wisdom and knowledge. Where our political class is concerned I can but look at the picture in this article and comment that when considering he on the left (who seems hardly out of ‘nappy-stage’), age most definitely has not imparted wisdom, nor knowledge!
If a Conservative MP has to write that it is pretty difficult to distinguish his own party from Labour; then just why do we allow such similarities to exist and, more importantly, vote for them?
A cartoon in NEUES DEUTSCHLAND casts a satirical look at Forbes’ list of the most powerful people in the world. At this point I digress to suggest, in having got down to #72, that possibly Jose Manuel has ceased his subscription…….?
In his ‘Evening Briefing’ James Kirkup (Daily Telegraph) refers to this article and also states that Cameron said: Let’s see how it goes to see if more can be brought on camera, in front of the people who’s justice it is rather than hidden behind closed doors. If justice is hidden behind closed doors – which it is – then if we are to accept the concept of ‘government’ then hows about the cameras (and the media) also show that which is hidden behind closed doors? If justice belongs to the people, then does not government?
So a man and a woman had an affair? What does that matter to us, the people? Only if, during ‘pillow-talk‘, it showed that the media and government were ‘in cahoots’. Previously, when querying where the relationship twixt government and the media is concerned I posed the question: in whose pocket is who – perhaps that question needs amending to: in whose bed is who? One can legitimately ask whether, if Coulson questions not who he ‘shafts’, just what chance do we, the public, have from one hired to advise our government? I also recall that Edwina Currie has a ‘Major’ affair – so just how much did that ‘influence’ government policy?
Does not the foregoing demand that we assume the responsibility of governing ourselves? Does the foregoing not mean that we must assume our own responsibilities – and thus embrace the 6 Demands?