Tuesday, 21 October 2008

HAPPY DAYS are here again...



Now that's a nice way to end a nasty contest...


7 comments:

David B said...

Excellent work!

Selena Dreamy said...

Well, that's show business, David...

Jonathan said...
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Jonathan said...

Well, to be serious one minute, maybe it's not such a bad idea.

The interactions of political parties, after all, are hardly the creative, rallying points for the interation of thesis and antithesis that one might have hoped they'd be.

Each phalanx has decided in advance what its agenda and programme is. The debate too often consists in which side will prove supreme and oust and silence the other.

The all-sovereign lust for power sidelines considerations and perceptions that the other guys might be speaking value, after all - because if they aren't so sidelined, so it's thought, you'll be left impotent, an audienceless middleman, shorn of influence, consoled only by the unvirile wisdom of the Janus faced fence-sitter, whose words court the wind.

At Camelot, where all had power, and none were owned by pre-solidified agendas, one imagines thesis and antithesis could interact with far greater fluidity and freedom.

One might have hoped it would be the same in a democracy.

How's blighty? I miss the place. Seems like another world, depite BBC World and this anglicised campus.

Selena Dreamy said...

Elementary, Jonathan.

Democracy is all about creating enemies instead of winning new friends, and the odds are that it will so remain...

All Shook Up said...

My thoughts exactly (see post). Trying to work out which party has the best policies has only ever got us into deeper trouble.

Selena Dreamy said...

...and let's not forget that Obama came into prominence through the Chicago political machine and the politics of racial grievance!