Saturday, April 26, 2008

I completely forgot what I wanted to post. Bloody Alzheimer...

Besides that: 34 years ago there was the portuguese revolution. People were ready to die for their ideas. Nowadays we just grumple a bit and accept whatever our glorious leaders think of...

About a month ago our government wanted to introduce a law that fuel should contain at least 10% of bio-fuel. Then they discovered that about 10% of all cars cannot live with that type of fuel... This week they started a campaign to ban bio-fuel because it uses up crops which also could provide food. Hurray for a good foresight. Hurray for a consistent planning. Hurray for our intelligent leaders. (Just one example of many) Can somebody tell me how they actually made it to the top, please?

2 comments:

Kryptikmo said...

Hmm...I kind of feel that here they could not win. Having come out with an indefensible policy, would you prefer that they defend it all costs, or eventually back down in order to remain sensible? Now, you can say that perhaps they should think before they have any public ideas, but how many times have politicians been lambasted for their inactivity over issue X?

The fact of the matter is, as I (and I suspect you) know, any governing body elected to set any policy for so many people (80m in Germany, right? 60m in the UK) will be completely inadequate. In order to ask for sensible governance, we should perhaps ask for government that serves a suitable number of people? Democracy was *never* meant to serve millions and millions of people on day to day issues.

Perhaps our leaders should split into smaller groups to deal with fairly short term, trivial issues? This would, of course, dilute their power on trivialities and reign in campaign contributions over high-economy,low-importance issues. But they are all here to serve us, not their corporate overlords, right? Right?

Kryptikmo said...

Oh, I meant to ask. When will the form on the right hand side jump from physicist? I hear that you qualify as normal people now, right? :-)