You could argue that as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has done more to destroy the UK internally and internationally than anyone who has even actively set out to destroy it.
And his self-serving resignation speech culminates in “Them’s the breaks.”
Like the end of a Looney Tunes Cartoon. That’s it folks.
Of course, it was oddly reminiscent of fellow posh buffoon Dave Cameron – who originally unleashed Brexit – who sang to himself as he disappeared into the sunset, leaving an almighty Omnishambles in his wake.
These two happy toffs managed to change the course of British history – for the worse. And they amble to the next chapter of their carefree lives while millions suffer for the things they did to save their own political skins.
You would be surprised at democracy. Francis Fukuyama and others have recently pointed out that one of the greatest enemies of liberal democracy is democracy itself.
Boris Johnson, like Donald Trump and even Vladimir Putin and Victor Orban, did not come to power as a result of a totalitarian takeover.
They were elected under the worst form of government save all others tried.
They were, one could argue, people who don’t appreciate democracy, elected by people who don’t appreciate democracy.
But when we see the power democracy gives them and the very real consequences of that, you have to think that maybe we should take them more seriously than we do – not as some sort of branch of social media/entertainment – ourselves to death industrial complex.
look around Britain is in chaos, an international joke bordering on a rogue state, for just one clown.
In Ukraine, they are dying to try to maintain a European democracy because of an apparently insane but democratically supported man.
The former Japanese prime minister was shot dead.
And many serious people actually believe that America could be on the brink of another civil war.
As we see democracy being degraded and distorted around the world, it might cause you to reconsider what we see as our own mess here at home.
We portray our politicians as cowardly, selfish, fundamentally dishonest people who don’t care about ordinary people.
But really, by and large, where does it stand to give an acquaintance who happens to be the head of a group of doctors access to a document to make the healthcare system work better?
It’s hardly selfish bribery of public office, but rather compromises to do the right thing.
And really, where does Pearse Doherty, who felt his collar as a young lad, stand in the scheme of things? If that’s the big black mark against what might be the next largest governing party, we should consider ourselves lucky.
And if Micheál Martin’s crime, as his colleagues see it, is his decency and that he cares more about the country than about his party, then we can count ourselves lucky.
Because we just saw with the neighbors what happens when a country is sacrificed for the survival of a party. Those are the breaks.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/when-we-see-what-the-neighbours-are-at-we-should-count-our-lucky-stars-41828065.html When we see what the neighbors are up to, we should count our lucky stars