Tuesday 7 April 2015

Ships at Sea

Ambrose Bierce said that politics is ‘a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.’ This 'Politics' takes place in a box with shared rules of engagement. If, like me, you believe there is nothing ‘shared’ about our world, the only place for politics is on the streets, not in a debating chamber full of Right Honourables who ridicule each other, then go off to have cosy lunches together. For my mother, my extra-parliamentary activities made me an extremist. But it’s like ships at sea. If a fleet of ships are sailing together, a lone ship on the horizon is viewed as occupying an extreme position. However, from the point of view of the lone ship, you have to be a damn good sailor.  Read more on my political life at Left Field

'Blah Blah photo courtesy of Left Unity

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