Friday, January 06, 2006

Charles Kennedy: A Liar and a Drunk

Charlie Kennedy's hilarious confession of alcoholism, yesterday, which surprised nobody, once again pointed out the flawed nature of those who would seek to control us, i.e. politicians. Alcoholism is a terrible condition, and I am full of admiration for most of those who manage to battle it successfully. But when they are liars who want to steal my property and tell me how I should live my life, they can sink into the misery of their own making.

Charles Kennedy looks like he will be staying on as leader of the Liberal Democrats, the smallest of the three social democrat parties controlling this country. It seems Mark Oaten, leader of the classical liberal-lite Orange Book group, is spurning the chance to bring back the ideas of Gladstone to the former Liberal party. This is a shame. It would have been fun to watch him sink under the sandals of the hippy brigrade in his party, who dream of a land of 95% taxation, with no cars, and everybody forced at gunpoint to become gay vegetarians.

As Charles Kennedy is now publicly a liar, a drunk, and a feeble grasper of power, I think his continuing leadership is a good thing. It gives everyone else a really fine political role model to point at. My commiserations to his family.


Mudflapgypsy said...

As a non meat eating sandal wearing heterosexual, I take great exception to your comments. I would like to see taxation decreased. Generalisations seldom hit the mark.

Mudflapgypsy said...

As a non meat eating sandal wearing heterosexual, I take great exception to your comments. I would like to see taxation decreased. Generalisations seldom hit the mark.

Jack Maturin said...

mudflapgypsy, I want to see taxation removed entirely, not merely decreased. Taxation never is decreased anyay, it only ever rises less quickly than it did before, for a short period, before it starts accelerating upward again, as it has ever since the introduction of full democracy in this country. The only way to get rid of taxation is to abolish it entirely. Even under the great Margaret Thatcher, hallowed be her name, the level of tax-take by the British government rose in real terms over the term of her premiership; though it's hard to be precise with figures due to the constant molestation of the money supply by the Bank of England. Also, unless you consider yourself a hippy who wants a land of 95% taxation and no cars and everybody forced at gunpoint to become gay vegetarians, the comment doesn't appy to you, so why should you take exception to it? Not that I care if you do. You just live your life, and I'll live mine. You could take exception, I suppose, if I said 'All vegetarians are gay car haters' and I would be forced to apologise for my logical inaccuracy. But the fact that you do take exception to my comment indicates that some part of you does feel that it applies to you. That, or you're being ridiculously over-sensitive, maybe indicating that your vegetarianism is a symptom of some other masked psychological problem such as the self-loathing which causes so many to become socialists. You want to learn to relax a bit more; getting worked up over blog comments on a miniscule blog site like mine, is doing you no good. I recommend a good dose of Gong. Does the trick for me every time. BTW, while we're on the subject of vegetarianism, do you know the reasons behind why Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian? I fancy doing a post on it.

Mudflapgypsy said...

I was browsing and feeling jarred off. Hence my rant. I have no deep seated psychological problems associated by my not eating meat, or wearing sandals.

Why was Adolf a vegetarian then? you have piqued my interest.

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