Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I still have not calmed down

This afternoon I decided to view again P.M. Cameron's farewell speech to the Pope of more than a year ago. At the time I wanted to believe that he really meant what he was saying. One couldn't tell from his facial expression what the Holy Father really felt, but seeing the footage again, I suppose that 'guarded' best describes his reaction. He knew he was listening to a politician. Now, all those months down the line, having told the Pope that he had challenged the whole country to sit up and think, one is at an utter loss as to what thinking means to our Prime Minister. Just a cheap word considered as impressively persuasive at the time? Within a year this same fellow has hailed the UK as a Christian country, and 'one that cherishes faith' and then weeks after that spoke destructively against it in the name of his so-called government. And now seems to be pursuing legislation that will prevent Christians from wearing a cross or crucifix in the workplace. Fiche-moi as the French say. I am not a political creature, but even if I were, I'd know that both Blair and Cameron have always been more interested in 'being Prime Minister',  like adolescents vying to be head boy or house captain.
We have elected an immature 'sixth form' to 'govern'  us for far too long and to our obvious detriment.

I really will try to calm down by tomorrow!



Patricius said...

"Just a cheap word considered as impressively persuasive at the time?"

I think you have summed up the attitude not only of Mr Cameron but of our political class. The "solemn promise" given by Mr Clegg regarding student tuition fees during the election campaign so casually dropped when he got into government is one of the most remarkable examples of bare faced dishonesty along with Tony Blair's assertion that Saddam Hussein could launch weapons at Britain within forty-five minutes.

Sixupman said...

There are very few politicians in the UK with any real experience of life or principles.

Genty said...

Teenage is right. There seem to be very few grown-up politicians around, hence the absence of realisation that an action may have more than one consequence, one of them being the one you least expect.
It's the knowledge of this fact that marks maturity.
I get the feeling that Cameron believes what he's saying at the time, until the next good idea is put into his head.
And that shores up your point that being Prime Minister is for him, as for Blair, justification in itself. Serving their country's best interests is unknown territory.
History will not deal kindly with them. But since neither appear to have any inkling of what history teaches, it's an irrelevance in the face of self-gratification.