Thursday, 22 July 2010

A Note To Our American Cousins

Writing in The American Spectator, Angelo M. Codevilla has an article entitled "America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution".
"While Europeans are accustomed to being ruled by presumed betters whom they distrust, the American people's realization of being ruled like Europeans shocked this country into well nigh revolutionary attitudes."
Angelo dear chap, please note that we, in the UK, are no longer 'accustomed to being ruled by presumed betters' as we no longer consider 'them' as 'betters' and whilst Americans may have been shocked into well nigh revolutionary attitudes, please have patience as we will, no doubt, shortly be able to provide you with a blue-print of how a revolution should be done!


john in cheshire said...

I suspect that once Obama has finished with his socialist experiments, the USA will end up in the same position that we are in after 13 years of socialism. And then we'll all wonder who is to save us.

Witterings From Witney said...


by then we should, as I say, have shown them what to do!

Maybe Lend-Lease in reverse?

AntiCitizenOne said...

It WILL be lend-lease in reverse.

i.e. Credit Default.

Witterings From Witney said...

ACO, true!

john in cheshire said...

wiw, I suppose it depends on whether one thinks our socialist experiment has ended. I don't actually think it has; or will until we are out of the EU. I used to think/hope that the US would help us to get out of our downward spiral, but they now seem to be joining us. And I can't see anyone else on earth who could end the march to socialist dictatorship. And I don't think we, in this country, have the rage needed to initiate the revolution that we so desperately need.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I fear you are too sanguine.

As long as the bread and circuses continue, there will be no revolution of any sort. Not even a serious electoral one.

And thanks to the wonders of even heavily-constrained market capitalism, the bread and circuses will continue for a long, long time.