Friday, 6 January 2012

Ashdown: dirty statist

Avuncular 'liberalism'; that's what you get with Paddy Ashdown. Boiling it down, the message is; the nation state is finished, thus we should commit ourselves to a centuries-long struggle to democratising the power structures that will prevail.

Ashdown may strike some as a visionary thinker. To me, he's an old hack. Interspersed with the nonsense is the occasional home truth about interdependence etc., but what is his essential message, if not to worship the state? His whole philosophy drips with the treacle of trusting our wise governors - not one word for individual liberty.

I'd call him a commie bastard, but people would misunderstand.


A K Haart said...

"I'd call him a commie bastard, but people would misunderstand."

I wouldn't.

James Higham said...

Well of course he is, Trooper. Just look at his party.