Skip to comments.Britain must resist Tea Party thinking (We have always been at war with with Eastasia)
Posted on 08/01/2011 5:39:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As unreason triumphs in the US, a similar paranoia and refusal to accept scientific fact threaten to invade British politics.
Tea Party madness has brought the US to the brink of economic mayhem, risking taking much of the world with it. In the face of obdurate unreason, the president of hyper-reasonableness was forced to surrender. The economic credibility of the country that holds the global reserve currency has wobbled. The political credibility of the world's beacon of democracy has failed in the face of an insurgency of unreason. Facts, evidence, probability, possibility none of that matters to a movement founded on ferocious fantasy.
The founding fathers built a constitution of checks and balances believing reasonable men would agree; how could they foresee Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or Glenn Beck? To the British eye, America was always dangerously prone to waves of populism and McCarthyite panics. The country has reached a deadlock that may set it on a faster road to decline as absolute intransigence creates a constitution that no longer functions. Why bother with the great show of presidential elections when presidents are denied the power to match their pomp? The politics of miasma, where words matter more than facts and actions, lets the Tea Party demand the impossible debt reduction with tax cuts, spending cuts without touching the gargantuan defence budget. Obama believed against all the evidence that his opponents would see reason. That's not who they are.
I worked in Washington during Watergate and the fall of Richard Nixon; even in that national trauma there was not this unbridgeable detestation between the red and the blue. What happened? The rise of the Tea Party owes a great deal to Rupert Murdoch's Fox TV....
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
but, hey! since when did the gerbalists today care about facts and rational argumentation?
A point of clarification: It’s not the London Guardian, it’s simply the Guardian, a national paper. Many years ago, they were the Manchester Guardian. The Sunday version is the Observer.
Please, Guard-idiots, science never has and never will be your friend.
Stick to marshmallow lib arts stuff...which you don’t understand either...but you don’t understand less of it.
“Britain must resist Tea Party thinking”
Was this written in Britain 1775?
Yea, how dare us suggest that the United States stop spending money they don't have?!
Is this a dispatch from a parallel universe? (cue “Twilight Zone” theme).
The tea party has been in “power” for 5 months, yet these idiots blame them for the current economic situation. They know they’re wrong, this is just pure communist propaganda. Nothing unusual here.
ha, they forgot about the tea party that kicked their a$$?!???
Nixon, Beck, Fox, Palin and Bachmann references...
Never Carter, Clinton, LBJ, FDR, Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer, Pelosi, Reid or George Soros references.
Liberals will fold when stood up to.
Screw this British Lefty hag.
She was at least following a coherent, if sadly mistaken, thought pattern, but then took a flyer and started nattering on about “global warming.”
It’s a lemming-like characteristic of libs everywhere I suppose. You ask them how they ard and they say: “Warm. Because of global warming.”
It must be the gap between her teeth: Chaucer said that was the mark of a saucy woman. Or a silly girl ...
stick to all things English, Polly.
You ignorant slut.
>>we should become “Grossly intolerant of pseudo-science, the cherry-picking of the facts and the failure to use scientific evidence and scientific method”.<<
The irony of a Brit to say this is only palpable to the well-informed.
Don’t know about any of you but I’m damn fed up and tired of Brits thinking they know our country and it’s political system.
Polly clings to her Global Warming.
No wonder she’s bitter.
This woman is truly a bird brain. Polly want a cracker?
Burke summarizes what free individuals, operating largely on their own, without any government planning, government spending, or government control can accomplish in creating wealth which, according to his careful accounting, far exceeded that of the British themselves.
Guardian's so-called "journalist" might also study the philosophy of America's original TEA partiers who would be proud of the great mass of citizens in 2011 who understand that it is liberty which is the great prize. Coercive government power brings tyranny and want, not freedom and plenty.
Finally, Sir Winston Churchill, upon leaving office as Prime Minister in 1945, was prophetic for Great Britain, and as it turns out, the United States and the world.
"I do not believe in the power of the State to plan and enforce. No matter how numerous are the committees they set up or the ever-growing hordes of officials they employ or the severity of the punishments they inflict or threaten, they can't approach the high level of internal economic production achieved under free enterprise. Personal initiative, competitive selection, and profit motive corrected by failure and the infinite processes of good housekeeping and personal ingenuity, these constitute the life of a free society. It is this vital creative impulse that I deeply fear the doctrines and policies of the socialist government has destroyed. Nothing that they can plan and order and rush around enforcing will take its place. They have broken the main spring and until we get a new one, the watch wil not go. Set the people free. Get out of the way and let them make the best of themselves. I am sure that this policy of equalizing misery and organizing society--instead of allowing diligence, self-interest and ingenuity to produce abundance--has only to be prolonged to kill this British Island stone dead."
This twat wanks into a pub with a parrot on his shoulder.
The bartender says, “`ey, we don’ want no trouble! So where’d you get him anyway?”
And the parrot says, “Fleet Street. There’s thousands of `em there.”
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