Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The dictator-in-waiting has spoken

Ed Miliband - aka Ed il Mil - has been speaking today and it is reported that he has called for the Labour Party to change if it is to govern in tough economic times. He claims the next time his party comes back to power, it will be different as they will be handed a deficit. He continued that it is his belief that how fairness was achieved for Britain in a time when there was less money to spent depended on Labour's responsibility to find a new approach and that therefore Labour will be a different party from that of the past; that the availability of less money for public spending did not mean governments could not make a difference and deliver a fairer society.

Leaving aside the fact that Ed il Mil conveniently omits to state the reason for their being handed a deficit, in other words continuing to reject, or deny, the charge that it was the last Labour government’s overspending the caused the deficit, is most notable - and it is a charge the electorate would do well to remember.

However what we see here is yet another politician telling the people that they, the political class, are the only ones who know what is good for our country, that continue to make sweeping statements, such as that made today, whilst not providing any detail - in any event, what is a fairer society to one man is not necessarily so to his neighbour, however Ed il Mil will continue none the less regardless of the peoples wishes to create that fairer society, one of his choice not that of the people.

His statement that his Labour Party is not going to bow to the outdated idea that says that government cannot help brings to mind Reagan's oft quoted remark that the most feared words in the English language are when government says that they are there to help. We all know that politicians are not there to help - they are there to dictate, to impose their ideas on those they are meant to serve.

At every election politicians promise better times - even though they have previously created the opposite - and every time, when given the opportunity, then promptly fail again. With every general election they then proceed to impose yet more restrictions on our personal liberty, whilst at the same time steering the country further down the path to chaos, ridicule and penury. Presently we are being told that we must live with less whilst they blame their failures on unforeseen circumstances; attempt to convince us that anyone wishing to achieve a higher standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce in the name of fairness.

 As with, I believe, a growing number of people I am unable to stand by and see our great country being destroyed by a political elite. It is for that reason that I was instrumental in setting up talkconstitution.net with a view to arriving at a consensus whereby a better form of government can be achieved. One of the underlying reasons for that decision was, to borrow another Reagan phrase, I realised that government as we know it is not the problem, government as we know it is the problem. In promoting the benefits of direct democracy, I was also influenced by the words of Ronald Reagan's  first inaugural address:
"From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"
This is our country, people - so why the hell do we allow a small minority amongst us to treat it like their own personal fiefdom?  Why the hell do we allow them to tax us till the pips start squeaking - and continue to allow them so to do? Why do we allow them to 'improve' our education system - whilst each 'improvement' consigns children to an even worse education, one beholden to political and ideological expediency? Why do we allow them to forcibly extract money from us in the form of tax without our having the faintest idea how that money is to be spent?

We are continually informed by our political elite that they want change, the only problem is that that change is change 'their way'. Well I say if we are to have change, then it should be change 'our way'!


rick hamilton said...

Politics is the only profession that you can get into by being a better bullshitter. There are no exams to pass, there is no need to have any experience of running anything. Of course you have to get elected, but the skills required to do that have nothing to do with competence in running a government.

Miliband is the perfect example of the type of elitist champagne socialist hypocrite who has zero experience in the real world yet presumes to lecture us on how we should live our lives. No sane person would vote for someone of such a narrow background to run our country. Unfortunately too many people want something for nothing and they would still vote Labour if its leader was an orang-outang.

Why do we need any 'professional' politicians at all? Let's appoint real people to be seconded from their real jobs to become MPs for fixed terms and to be replaced on a continuously rolling basis.

They need to be held personally accountable, which means putting up a personal bond which would be forfeited if they fiddle their expenses or waste billions of taxpayers' money through sheer incompetence.

How? Give me time............

WitteringsfromWitney said...

rh Methinks you need to get yourself over pdq to talkconstitution.net (google it) register and get involved!