Wednesday, February 18, 2004

The lame and the meretricious

So... Who can we vote for now:

The Pretend Labour Party?

The Pretend Conservative Party?

The Pretend Liberal Party?

We have an expression in Britainamerica, it's "Would you give us a break."

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Comments 2003-2004 said...


My friend Robyn is always bemoaning the fact that you cannot discuss politics in Britain or Canada without the use of that annoying quotation mark gesture with your fingers, ie, when you say Tony Bliar's "Labour" Party, or the "Liberal" Party of Paul Martin (Canada's PM - he is the same kind of crypto tory as tony bliar.

Hell, at least we live in a "democracy".

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I always thought the basis of democratic government was choice. But when the candidates all smell the same, is choice a reality? Maybe it's a collective dream, or better yet, a collective delusion. When you tally the cost of elections, it's a very expensive delusion.
I understand that there's an event in May in Montreal called the Anarchy Festival or the Anarchists' Fair, or some such thing. There's a call out for papers and speakers. It's an annual event, though I don't know how many annuals it's had to date. I imagine an attendee should allow a good hour to proceed through security and I also imagine that the gathering will be an interesting combination of capitalists, criminals and communists. Oh to be a fly on the wall.

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Correction: It's the annual Anarchists Book Fair.

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Her Majesty's Probably Permanent opposition

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
-- Voltaire

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