Sunday, 12 April 2009
Blogging will only increase the sleaze - unless we stop it
That is the title of the article by Sunny Hundal on Liberal Conspiracy today.
Yesterday evening I gave a clear warning that this centralising and coercive Labour Party would not lie down over the Blogosphere breaking the story of McBride's and Drapers repellant and puerile black ops.
Here is the first call for controls on political blogs. No apology for the miserable state of the bankrupt politics of the Left.
It is also undeniable that Paul Staines has an anti-politics libertarian bent that is pro-Conservative party.
Hundal is limited in his political education in that he sees everything as a Right versus Left struggle, he has missed the point, the real struggle today is between Libertarianism and Authoritarianism.
We do not want to be controlled, fined,told what to think, what to drink, what to eat, we do not want a Police State.
Anti Politics ?? Labour gets less than thirty five per cent of the vote, and brings in an elective dictatorship, that eradicates politics altogether, nobody outside of Kirkaldy has ever voted for Brown.
And the more disreputable politics gets, the more his libertarianism wins out.
Bullshit- The Tories under Major were caught lying and being sleaze ridden, the Labour party have been caught lying and being sleaze ridden. We are tired and furious of being robbed blind, starting wars in our name, wrecking our economy, printing money to debase the currency, filthy hospitals, poor education standards. Enough is Enough.
If you’re pissed off by this whole episode - and everyone involved - then it’s obvious what the task ahead is. There’s no point complaining about it. If we want the left to succeed and not be killed off by the libertarians, conservatives or New Labour, then we have to do it ourselves.
Good- as a Libertarian and Libertarian Party member (and thanks Sunny for making the difference between us and the Tories, at last) I will fight you every inch of your Stalinist way
About the author: Sunny Hundal is editor of Liberal Conspiracy. He works full time as a journalist, commentator, blogger, activist and general layabout. He was voted Guardian blogger of the year in 2006. (He is proud of this, his own description of himself)
And here comes the dead tree press in the shape of Michael White- arrogantly saying that the dirty tricks expose is the fault of the ne'er do well political blogs. All best left to the professionals like White, with the nods, winks and bar room deals.
Most sensible citizens ignore it, concentrating on their own online interests (which can be just as vehement). Political bloggers such as Guido Fawkes, instigator of McBride's doom, tend to be rightwing, free market or libertarian Tories, the kind of people who want to blame governments rather than bankers for the global economic crisis.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you then they attack you- Liberty is making a fast come back.
And at the Telegraph- of whom Guido writes
There are a lot of bitter, jealous journalists at the Telegraph and you have behaved shamefully over the McBride story. You even tipped off Downing Street in advance as to exactly what I was up to. It reflects on you a lot more than it does on me.
You revealed sources, broke a confidence, breached a signed non-disclosure agreement and behaved like patsy's for McBride.
You still failed to spoil the story. Your political team is about as weak as it gets, that is why you sucked up to Downing Street.
The Telegraph was once run by gentlemen for gentlemen. This would never have happened under Deedes or Charles Moore.
Do your worst.
Looks like the Tories are not keen on this Liberty malarkey either !