Friday, April 23, 2010

March of the morons

"To anybody with an IQ above 60 and a glimmering of moral discernment, exhibitions such as last night's are an embarrassment to watch," writes Gerald Warner.

To that extent, the debates do achieve one thing – they separate the sheep from the goats (although I am not sure that is an adequate parallel). While the politicians and their respective claques posture and twitter, with the happy collusion of an increasingly vapid media, the rest of us – as always – look upon these alien beings and wonder how it is that they have managed so effectively to hijack the political process.

I know the old aphorism – we get the governments we deserve. But for the life of me, I cannot begin to understand quite what we did to deserve what is on offer.