From this article comes the question above.
However prior to providing an answer to the above, let us pose another question to Tony Blair. What is his answer to the the Pandora’s Box he opened with his half-arsed devolution programme in 1997?
Far to often we witness politicians making decisions for political gain, which have not been thought through; and which as a consequence, in time, then create yet further problems. By the time those further problems surface those who created said problem have since vacated politics and some other poor bastard has to clear up the resultant mess left behind.
Just who suffers in the resultant mess following decisions taken for party political gain – that’s right:, we the people. Where is MacMillan and Heath with regard to this country’s membership of the European Union? Where is Blair under whose watch this country’s doors were thrown open, ‘nether’ to be closed? Where is Blair, who conceded a reduction in our rebate from the European Union? Where is Major who railroaded Maastricht through? Where is Brown who railroaded Lisbon through?
Fortunately for the first two, they are dead and thus beyond public retribution; but the last three – luckily for them, but unluckily for us, they are still alive – are also beyond similar retribution due to representative democracy; yet who are able to continue to fill their personal coffers, paid for, one way or another, from the public purse. In that regard why is ‘airtime’ still provided to, for example, the likes of Kinnock and Mandelson whilst no reference is given by the media of their subjugation to the European Union?
But enough of those no longer a part of the ‘ruling elite’, their spirit of vacuousness and stupidity lives on among the present day ‘ruling elite’; just consider those as thick as wood (be that ‘Red’, or otherwise) or another whose brain seems made of dough so thick that no living organism could exist within its ‘Baker-lite’ confines. We have an ex-GP who thinks that he can now conjure up free trade deals in less time than anyone can snap their fingers and an ex-employee of Tate & Lyle who seems to believe he can sweeten the most bitter of EU negotiators, while forewarning them he has no plan in place should they dismiss his ‘sugar-coated’ plan for a trade deal.
From my days at Witterings from Witney readers will know that I am quite fond of the saying of H Mencken – and on the subject of eduction he is reputed to have said that the aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all, it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. He was talking here about the education of children, but is also only too relevant when attributed to any government assuming office.
At every general election each political party offers the electorate a ‘new deal’ with their vision of how they intend to save humanity from itself – think Salvation Army. Like the Salvation Army they have ended up running the equivalent of ‘flop-houses’ and done little to preserve or bring peace and harmony. As no government has money of its own does not every election promise, by wannabe governments, an advance auction of stolen goods?
Mencken also stated: The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos; and in this regard we have such a man: he writes on eurferendum.com – to little avail, it would appear.
The fact that this man appears to be banging his head against a brick wall is that ranged against him we have brain dead politicians aided and abetted by a brain dead media – and who both have erected around the little world they inhabit the brick wall our ‘knight of truth’, and those of like mind, cannot penetrate.
In a tweet last night, announcing this article, I wrote that I would pose a question to which I doubted anyone would have an answer. It seems to me that we, the people, are encircled and thus tethered by a Gordian Knot – one which grows tighter with each passing day.
So my question is, barring the appearance of a knight in shining armour, who with one sweep of his sword cuts through the Gordian Knot, just how can it be undone?
Answers, not on a postcard, but in the comments please…………