“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thatcher Wins

...really, really big. I can't quite believe the irony, which would be delicious if it were not so painful. Here it is:

Mrs. Thatcher's dream, which was to destroy socialist Europe--the dream for which she was prepared to quit being Prime Minister (and she really liked being Prime Minister)--has been fulfilled. Fulfilled by a European country. Fulfilled, in fact, by the European country whose mission was to bring everyone into closer political union via the backdoor of monetary union. The nation whose European ambitions were roundly opposed and associated with the ambitions of the past (WW2, WW1), by the Prime Minister who most channeled Churchill.

In brief:

Germany has done what Mrs. Thatcher only dreamed of.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So who was being played after all? This is why it behooves us all to not jump to hasty conclusions based on our own dogma. Philosophy applied idealistically to real political situations is like cocaine, in a way. The most successful dealers are the ones who refrain as much as possible from sniffing it themselves.