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Thursday, December 15, 2005
A re-reading of Boris
by Peter


Two texts, the first by Boris Moptop:

"But there is a third group, a minority, but a minority that possesses a characteristic human psychological deformity. They can't stand the pettiness of intellectual consistency. They want it all ways, and are capable of holding two mutually contradictory positions at once. Their policy on cake is pro-having it and pro-eating it, and they need a party that reflects them and their politically schizophrenic personalities.

That is why it is so vital that we continue with Charlie Kennedy’s Liberal Democrats and all their hilarious doublethink. There are not many Lib Dems in Parliament, but even in that tiny group they incarnate dozens of diametrically opposing positions. You want to know what the Lib Dem policy is on taxation, for instance, and you want to know whether they are for or against a 50 per cent tax rate. One half of your cerebrum thinks it is quite right that the rich should pay more; the other lobe thinks tax is quite high enough already. You are a perfect Lib Dem, a mass of contradictions, and your party supplies exactly what you are looking for."

(From the Telegraph.)

And this reformulation from the quaintly-named Charlie's Aunt:

"But there is a third group, a minority, but a minority that possesses a characteristic human psychological deformity. They can’t stand the pettiness of intellectual consistency. They want it all ways, and are capable of holding two mutually contradictory positions at once. Their policy on cake is pro-having it and pro-eating it, and they need a party that reflects them and their politically schizophrenic personalities.

That is why it is so vital that we continue with David Cameron’s Tories and all their hilarious doublethink. There are not many Tories in Parliament, but even in that tiny group they incarnate dozens of diametrically opposing positions. You want to know what the Tory policy is on immigration, for instance, and you want to know whether they are for or against foreign workers. One half of your cerebrum thinks it is quite right that the rich should be able to source cheap nannies and domestics from abroad; the other lobe thinks we are being swamped by scroungers from the Third World. You are a perfect Tory, a mass of contradictions, and your party supplies exactly what you are looking for."

(From Politicalbetting.
posted by Peter Pigeon @ 4:32 pm  
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