Saturday, 16 March 2013

Cameron, ennui and...

I'd like to post more frequently on David Cameron, who apparently is our Prime Minister - at least he is according to Wikipedia - so it must be true.

However, I have a problem.

I don't know what it is about this guy, but he wearies me, sucks the vitamins from my soul. I try to take an interest in his antics and the things his speechwriters emit from his mouth, but somehow it's difficult to wind the enthusiasm all the way up to tepid.

The guy is so dire, so lacking in... in whatever.... Lambasting him is like stamping on a slug in your best shoes - nobody really wins.

Is it deliberate? I think it is, or at least I think it is an evolved political strategy. Leaders are not acceptable to the political elite in the old sense of the word leader. Someone who inspires a significant section of voters is seen as a loose cannon. An enemy of the state even.

Inspiration is lacking because it has been excised from the body politic. It doesn't suit the gilded global bureaucracy to which Cameron and his ilk aspire. Ed will be much the same.

Is the other guy's name Ed?


Sam Vega said...

“Clichés, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality.”
― Hannah Arendt

Woodsy42 said...

He is the political equivalent of the modern house with nothing but magnolia walls and shapeless modern art prints to liven up the architectural wasteland.

A K Haart said...

Sam - she was right, wasn't she?

Woodsy - yes, like a modern show home.