Thursday, 22 April 2010

St Nicholas and public scrutiny

CF nails it pretty well here. And considering how he's been playing the "new politics" card, it's hard to deny that his followers have been indulging in comments and counter-claims that are completely indistinguishable from Tory and Labour tribalist cockwaffle.

It's like the Woking Wombats making it from the 75th division to the premier league and then claiming that they represent the "new soccer". They don't. They're playing the exact same game, following the exact same "rules", diving the exact same dives, indulging in exactly the same off-pitch spit roasts ...

Nick Clegg may be winning the beauty contest because he's a fresh face, but he's no William Webb Ellis.

And really, all the other parties are ploughing the same tired old social democratic, statist, corporatist, special-interest-group furrow. There's only one party that really believes that you know what is best for you, that puts your liberty ahead of the best interests of the political class, the needs of the media and the "wisdom" of the chattering classes.

So if you're lucky enough to live in a constituency with a Libertarian candidate, vote for some real change.

Update: Bless those Lib Dems, they're just so fucking different from the others, aren't they?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Listen to Eddie Douthwaite on Leith FM radio on 20 April 2010.

http://www.blip.tv/file/3512832

Kingbingo said...

"There's only one party that really believes that you know what is best for you, that puts your liberty ahead of the best interests of the political class, the needs of the media and the "wisdom" of the chattering classes."

'Only my tribe is the right tribe, all the other tribes are wrong.'

Obnoxio has gone full tribal.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Actually, all I'm saying is that "my tribe" is different. Everyone else has the same tribe, just with different colour ties.

I'm merely pointing out that the current LibDem surge is not going to have a materially different outcome to any other social democratic party.

The Grim Reaper said...

*waits for Boaty & Demetriou to come along and say they live in a tribe (and league) of their own*

J Demetriou said...

Enough of all this, Boaty & I live in a fucking tribe of ou...

Ah. Shit.

As you were.

Kingbingo said...

Obnoxio, If the choice was to vote for 2 winnable parties. The Tories and the Libertarians I would go with the later in a heartbeat.

But it is'nt. Its The Tories (who are midly libertarian and have a few hardcore libertarian members) and Labour, who are out and out statist fucks.

All your tribe is doing is splitting the right wing vote and making the statist more likely to get in, while your counting the number of angels dancing on the head of the pin. I believe you blogged about this a few months back before you went tribal and you were right then.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

So, you mean I was right when I was in your tribe?

Kingbingo said...

No, when you did what you sometimes do brilliantly and looked at what actually makes a difference, going back to first principals.

You were right when you made this fundamental analysis: http://obotheclown.blogspot.com/2010/01/splitters.html

Lets get Labour out. Lets get in the least statist government possible. And then, once Labour is gone I will be right with you giving the Tories a proper kicking about rolling back the state and giving people THEIR freedoms and THEIR money back.

But for this election now, voting Labour for a stunt, or some tiny libertarian fringe party now is utterly mad, and you know it.