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Archive for November 11th, 2011

And… on that note… back on the morrow with a blog about law bloggers… and… I may even have time to do a ‘Postcard’..

It is fairly obvious that I am not enamoured of ‘technocrats’.

Bread and circuses.. or as we say at The Duck and Biller... a fine bar in my imagination…  …. panem et circenses…  aided by Wikipedia… “is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion, distraction, and/or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace.The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man (l’homme moyen sensuel).”

Jeez… tell me that Prime Minister Camcorderdirect didn’t get his farkin Big Society idea from Wikipedia?  Nothing, however, would surprise me.

I did like this quote – also in Wikipedia – “American author Robert Heinlein said, “Once the monkeys learn they can vote themselves bananas, they’ll never climb another tree.”

Enjoy the weekend…

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I am doing a podcast on this astonishing issue with Jack of Kent over the weekend… should be interesting.

 

In the meantime, you may enjoy this wonderful stuff from Private EyeDon’t tell him, Pike

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