Monday, August 14, 2006


I read it and wept - Idiot #20

Before I launch into today's idiot I present my congratulations to Darren Campbell for his reaction to winning gold as part of Britain's 4 X100m relay team. The suggestions are that he was not happy with Dwain (repentant cheat) Chambers being part of the team. Understandable given that the team he was part of four years ago were stripped of their medals.

Darren is not the most talented of the current crop of British sprinters but he has always given his all when asked. He could have backed out of the team as a protest but I think by doing his duty and then refusing to celebrate he has shown what kind of man he is and I tip my hat to him. I think it is disgusting that Dwain chambers is allowed to compete at this level after admitting to cheating.

However we are here for the idiots and idiots are here. Today I nominate the writers of this letter suggesting that British foreign policy is putting British citizens at risk. Specifically I include the MP's who signed it. All those who signed the letter are eligible to vote and whilst our election process is far from perfect it generally works. This letter read to me like a threat. Change your foreign policy or die. That disgusts me.

If you don't like our foreign policy then bear it in mind at the next election, vote for someone who promises something different, write to your MP and tell them. As for the MP's who signed it, you are an integral part to our democratic process. What about the collective responsibility of parliament for the laws and policies that are put forward in our name? You take the public purse for your salary and when something happens you don't agree with you condemn the very system you are part of.

As it happens I am not entirely satisfied with my country's foreign policy nor did I vote for Labour at the last elections, but I am sensible enough to realise that they are in power because enough people believed they would do a better job of running the country than the alternatives. The Government we get should be thought of in the same way as investments. Past performance should not necessarily be a guide to future performance. However that is pretty much all you have to go on. Democracy in action is not always pretty and it makes us uncomfortable because deep down we know that we only have ourselves to blame for the things our Government does.

Today's Cull: You will be added to a bottle of liquid explosive and wired up to the battery on a disposable camera, what happens next will be inevitable.


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