Thursday, 29 December 2011

Out with the old - In with the new!

Just what is it that makes our political leaders believe we are the slightest bit interested in what they have to say, come year's end - lets face it, most of us have ignored them for the preceding 12 months so what makes them believe we will heed their last exhortation? For the record, this is that of Clegg and this that of MilibandE - we have yet to be provided with that of Our Dear Leader, Dav il Cam.

Where our politicians are concerned, the New Year is but the direct descendant of a long line of proven liars exemplified, in their case, as the opportunity for a new start on old habits. It could be said that their New Year messages tend to go in one year and straight out the other, whilst simultaneously wishing 'Cheers' to themselves and therefore yet another chance for them to get it right.

The public, on the other hand, have only one wish come each New Year; and that is that they be allowed to show a little more tolerance to their politicians in the vain hope that they will not take up too much of their time - and each year the public are disappointed. That the public are doomed in their hope is, to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, because it is much easier to respect a man who has always had respect, than to respect a man who they know was, last year, no better than themselves - and will be no better come another year.

One can, again paraphrasing, but trust in the words of T.S. Eliot:
"For last year's words belong to last year's politicians And next year's words await another voice."
Indeed, let us hope that we can throw out the old and bring in the new - that new being those of honour, principle, integrity and a true belief in our nation; that they seek power not to exercise it, but to return it to those from whence it has been unjustly stolen.

I wish everyone a most Happy New Year - and pray that your God makes it so.

(With acks to others too numerous to individually mention)


Anonymous said...

Let me reciprocate WfW, may your God smile upon you and yours in this coming year.

I suspect that you are a good un and Britain is short of but [cries out for] needs good people, the coming year may not be pretty, we must all stand firm.

TomTom said...

The Ancien Regime is awaiting revolution and turmoil. It is hard to take the State Broadcaster BBC and its Puppet Show seriously any more and the Phone-Tapping Newspapers are hardly worth bothering about.....

It is nice to stand outside the dome and watch the talking heads inside and not hear them