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128,653.  Our political class has merged into one … with their shrunken ambition … They have little to communicate about.  (Politics & Parties Political)  George Galloway, address Oxford Union, Youtube 2013 39.03

 

 

85,633.  A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.  (Power & Parties Political & Politics)  John Stuart Mill

 

 

129,592.  Anyone who puts himself forward to be elected to a position of political power is almost bound to be socially and emotionally insecurity, or criminally motivated, or mad.  (Language & Jargon & Words & Irony & Speak & Satire & Politics)  Auberon Waugh, Jonathan Meades on Jargon: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know ***** BBC 2019

 

 

129,593.  Don’t they [politicians] realise how tired, how clapped out their paltry jargon is?  It’s the language of people who can’t think for themselves, and arrogantly believe that the rest of the populus shares their infirmity.  We don’t.  These people are programmed morons, their threadbare formulae are more than just pockmarks, they’re seething buboes signalling an absolute contempt for the populus whom they regard as gullible patsies to be patronisingly talked down to.  They signal too a contempt for the language of the country they are meant to be governing.  They signal their own poverty of thought.  Are the brainwashed?  They are certainly tongue-washed.  (Language & Jargon & Words & Irony & Speak & Satire & Politics)  Jonathan Meades on Jargon: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know ***** BBC 2019

 

 

125,340.  Escobar: You are meeting up with politicians, not with gangsters.

 

Poison: Aren’t they the same thing, boss?  (Cocaine & Gangstas: Colombia & Politics)  Narcos s1e3: The Men of Always, Netflix 2013

 

 

120,774.  Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.   Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays ***** audiobook 6.57.08, part 10: The Tragedy of Women’s Emancipation

 

 

118,369.  There’s nothing else but politics.  (GBH Films & Italy & Politics)  Il Divo 2008 starring Toni Servillo & Anna Bonaiuto & Flavio Bucci & Carlo Buccirosso & Piera Degli Esposti & Alberto Cracco & Giorgio  Colangeli & Massimo Popolizio & Aldo Ralli & Giulio Bosetti et al, director Paolo Sorrentino

 

 

100,346.  This is a film about how all of us have become Richard Nixon.  Just like him we have all become paranoid weirdos.  It’s the story of how television and newspapers did this to us and how it has paralysed the ability of politics to transform the world for the better.  (Paranoia & Conspiracy & News & Elite & Corruption & Politics & Nixon)  Adam Curtis, Paranoia and Moral Panics, short film 2010

 

139,419.  Once upon a time politicians believed the could change the world.  (Paranoia & Conspiracy & News & Elite & Corruption & Politics & Nixon)  ibid.

 

100,347.  The journalist began to uncover the strangest thing: hey found corruption in the heart of the elites who ran their country.  Politicians and civil servants took bribes.  The security services assassinated people illegally.  Policemen concocted evidence and sold drugs.  And even senior doctors covered up terrible mistakes.  And as the journalists exposed all this, they began to sound like – Richard Nixon.  That there really were hidden conspiracies in the heart of the establishment.  And then in an even odder twist the journalists found an unlikely ally – Mrs Thatcher … that secretly they were running things in their own interests.  (Paranoia & Conspiracy & News & Elite & Corruption & Politics & Nixon)  ibid.

 

100,348.  The news and television programmes have ended up taking serious threats to society and exaggerating and distorting them.  By doing this they have created a widespread mood of fear in society.  And a suspicion of those who lead us.  And in the process millions of us have become exactly like Richard Nixon – paranoid.  (Paranoia & Conspiracy & News & Elite & Corruption & Politics & Nixon)  ibid.

 

 

100,302.  For the past thirty years politicians in Britain have tried to build a new prosperity.  They wanted to make an old nation that had fallen behind in the world recapture the glories of its past.  They turned for help to what they believed was a science of money.  One after another Labour and Conservative governments became that if they followed what they thought were a set of scientific laws, the economy would grow faster.  The perceived tide of decline could be reversed.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box: A Fable from the Age of Science III: The League of Gentlemen, BBC 1992

 

139,264.  Politicians came to believe there was a technical way to make Britain great again.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.  

 

139,265.  In 1961 the Conservative government set up NEDDY, the National Economic Development Council, in what had been a gentlemen’s club in Westminster.  It was advised by young economists convinced they could make the economy grow much faster.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.   

 

139,266.  They saw themselves as followers of the economist Maynard Keynes.  He had shown how to manage an economy by increasing or decreasing demand.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.    

 

139,267.  Labour promised a national plan run by a separate department of economic affairs under George Brown.  It would make Britain grow by a quarter in just six years … But Labour had come to power come to power just as the boom the Conservatives had begun was overheating.  Imports were flooding in and wages were rising.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.    

 

100,303.  The economists who had began to realise the economy was far beyond their control; they were being used.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.  

 

100,304.  The attempt to plan growth had failed.  Britain was left with little expansion and political disaster.  Most economists blamed it on the government’s failure to devalue.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.

 

100,305.  In the early 1970s many economists began to find they no longer understood how money behaved … Prices and unemployment began to rise together: people called it stagflation.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.

 

100,306.  Monetarism offered an attractive technical explanation for the problem of inflation but from it would come in less than ten years another scheme for Britain’s salvation: a set of scientific rules which if the politicians followed them correctly would create the right conditions for economic growth … The time was right for the monetarists.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.   

 

100,307.  Then in March 1976 Britain fell into the abyss.  Foreign investors led by American bankers panicked.  The Pound began to slide against the Dollar and nothing would stop it.  Britain faced bankruptcy.  In desperation Labour turned to the International Monetary Fund for a loan.  An IMF team came to London.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.   

  

139,268.  The supply of money was to be reduced by increasing interest rates and cutting public spending.  Inflation would fall and enterprise flourish.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.   

 

100,308.  But the economy did not behave in the way the monetarists had predicted … Even more mystifying was the behaviour of the money supply.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.

 

100,309.  In the budget of 1981 public borrowing was cut by a fifth; 364 leading economists wrote to The Times and the prime minister accusing her of virtually destroying the economy.  That summer there were riots in English cities.  (Great Britain & Economics & Politics & Money & Science)  ibid.    

 

 

139,117.  In the past politicians promised to create a better world.  They had different ways of achieving this but their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered their people.  Those dreams failed and today people had lost faith in ideologies.  Increasingly, politicians are seen increasingly as managers in public life … Politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares; they say that they will rescue us from terrible dangers that we cannot see and do not understand, and the greatest danger of all is international terrorism, a powerful and sinister network with sleeper cells in countries across the world, a threat that needs to be fought by a War on Terror.   But much of this threat is a fantasy which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians.  (Politics & Nightmare & Fear & Individual & Egypt & War on Terror & Terror & United States of America & US Foreign Relations)  Adam Curtis: The Power of Nightmares I: Baby It’s Cold Outside, BBC 2004

 

139,118.  Those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.  (Politics & Nightmare & Fear & Individual & Egypt & War on Terror & Terror & United States of America)  ibid.  

 

139,119.  What Qutb believed what he was seeing was a hidden and dangerous reality underneath the surface of ordinary American life … American society was not going forwards; it was taking people backwards; they were becoming isolated beings.  (Politics & Nightmare & Fear & Individual & Egypt & War on Terror & Terror & United States of America)  ibid.          

 

139,120.  [Leo] Strauss believed that the liberal idea of individual freedom led people to question everything.  All values, all moral truths.  Instead, people were led by their own selfish desires and this threatened to tear apart the shared values which held society together.  (Politics & Nightmare & Fear & Individual & Egypt)  ibid.          

 

57,849.  On his return Qutb became politically active in Egypt; he joined a group called the Muslim Brotherhood who wanted Islam to play a major role in the governing of Egyptian society.  And in 1952 the Brotherhood supported the revolution led by General Nasser that overthrew the last remnants of British rule.  But Nasser very quickly made it clear that the new Egypt was going to be a secular society that emulated western models.   (Politics & Nightmare & Fear & Individual & Egypt)  ibid.          

 

57,850.  Sayid Qutb’s ideas were now spreading rapidly in Egypt above all among students.  Because his predictions about the corruption from the West seemed to have come true.  The government of President [Anwar] Sadat was controlled by a small group of millionaires who were backed by Western banks.  The banks had been let in by what Sadat called his open-door policy.  (Politics & Nightmare & Fear Individual & Egypt & Politics)  ibid. 

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