Tuesday, May 05, 2009

do you really want this sort of person in power?


To her credit, Arch-Cockweasel Blears faced up to George Monbiot, even if she wriggled and squirmed like an epipleptic eel when asked whether she endorsed the UK government's support for Islam Karimov, the brutal dictator of Uzbekistan, who had two dissidents boiled alive. Its telling that even in this case of gross inhumanity she still refused to condemn her goverment's position. As Wikipedia observes:
"Fanaticism is an emotion of being filled with excessive, uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause . . . "
The important words are excessive and uncritical. Blears is unable to offer a logical justification of her position but does not see this as a failing. Take the example of the government's professed reasons for invading Iraq and the "45 minutes" claim; when George displays incredulity at her support for those reasons she continues to express conviction that Blair et al were acting in good faith. As George wonders in the text:
"What effort of will and intellectual contortion is needed to squeeze your mind into such boxes?"
More to the point, how is it that someone who is clearly bereft of any fundamental morals can continue to occupy a position of such authority without being challenged?


Craig Murray has now presented testimony that shows that Hazel's squirming when challenged with her approval for Karimov was nothing more than an act. She is an awful, awful person who needs to be locked away. To call her a sociopath or a psychopath is to dignify her malevolence with a legitimate excuse when she has none. She is the new face of terror. One that smiles and pretends to consider your arguments before blithely burying them in a torrent of misrepresentation and dissemblement.


  1. I'm throwing my hands up in the air.

    I'd like Monbiot to be our next leader.

    I need someone to save me from political despair.

  2. Me too, my friend. Sadly the political system is a bent, two horse race where the best you can expect is the lesser of two evils. Monbiot resolutely refuses to engage with the political classes. He maintains his job is that of a researcher, analyst and commentator. Which is a shame because he's got more integrity than the both houses of government put together. As usual you have the classic British Political Dilemma of choosing whether to vote with your conscience (you probably know I vote Green) or tactically for the best party to advance democracy, i.e. the Lib Dems, who are generally useless but who at are dedicated to electoral reform.

    What do you think?


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