23 Mar 2016

And Then We Wait...

Yesterday was yet another sad day in an ever lengthening litany of sad days; and Today? Mr Come-undone is holding another of they, aptly named for a snake-oil salesman, Cobra doohickies during which security will be discussed and one wonders if anyone will come up with anything new after all these attacks and meetings or even dare mention the blindingly obvious. I’m guessing that, sometime soon, Dave will be heading to Brussels for another solemn, arms linked walk down a security swept side street in solidarity with all EU ‘leaders’. And then? Then they’ll all go home and wait for the next outrage at which time they’ll be outraged all over again.

In view of the news reports highlighting the apparent lack of intelligence information sharing which ‘may’ have resulted in a breakdown of security, I wonder how Dave will spin that stuff he was saying just a few days ago about us being far more secure tucked-up safe and sound in arms of the EU than we would be on our own? That’s going to be a tad tricky Dave.

Other than that, the usual suspects are all over the news  placing flowers, lighting candles, bowing heads, holding hands and singing sad old hippy songs somewhere in the city. Meanwhile, it’s a given that the bad boys, in many European cities, will be totally unfazed by these displays and meetings of ‘defiance, anger and outrage’ and will be plotting their next attack.

A Pan-European kick-off can’t be too far off now. Can it? What was that old song? Whoa! Here it is. As soon as this pub closes, the revolution starts.

Quote;  Bertrand Russell.

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.”


Caratacus said...

As dear Miss Austen may have written, were she alive today, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you invite a bucket of snakes into your bed sooner or later you're going get bitten in the ar*e". Sadly, the intellectual pygmies who have been selected to look after our best interests seldom have those best interests at heart.

Mac said...

So very well put good Sir.
Where will it all end? I have no idea other than the belief that it aint going to be pretty. Keep your bow to hand my friend.

A K Haart said...

"Other than that, the usual suspects are all over the news placing flowers, lighting candles, bowing heads, holding hands and singing sad old hippy songs somewhere in the city."

I like that - describes it exactly. Always makes me cringe.

Mac said...

A K Haart,
Cringe worthy indeed; as I find is most of the TV news channels coverage of such events. It seems to me they try to engineer a dramatic mini series out of these horrendous events starting with the crime, then they introduce the suspects, the clues, the motive and then move on to the chase. Sadly they never arrive at the last scene where the villains are apprehended so huge amounts of padding ensues; cut to sad people holding hands etc. Double cringe.
And it’s all done with breathless ‘star’ reporters pointlessly standing in the street clutching microphones as big as a Persian cat.
After the first few hours they tend to run out of steam and endlessly loop the first few hours for the next 24 to 48 hours, or however long they consider they can get away with, with two minute ‘breaking news updates’ every 30 minutes.