…glasgow, not ferguson? nor washington, dc?…Posted: 2014-09-12
…democracy and ‘democracy’, compare and contrast…
The panicked lot, a veritable who’s-who, of the British Labour party pay a visit their restive subjects in Glasgow to cajole them to not vote for independence on 18 September. Amusingly, that plan went somewhat awry even before the Parliamentarians could reach for a White Label or the statue of Dewar – a Glaswegian and colleagues would serve as benevolent red carpet welcoming committee and town crier.
Good ole Ed Miliband must have really felt that those folk do not have even radio to hear his earlier threats should they vote ‘Yes’? [Same Ed who failed to get the mimicking right, to understand that US politicians only use such things as ‘props’ to ‘show’ they are of the plebs.]
A successful ‘yes’ vote and a lot of supercilious, superficial politicians would find their power and prestige gone, and themselves consigned to much deserved irrelevance, and the world would be a safer place. Disregard turns to panic.
And, yes. This gem as featured in the Independent (freebies, then paywall). Had this creative expression of free speech and democracy, had even just reared its irreverent head in any US city, the storm troopers, snipers, armoured personnel carriers, billy clubs, tear gas, taser, and rubber and even real bullets would have been unleashed – to restore ‘democracy’. Reality and illusion.
…Democracy and ‘democracy’…