I don’t get UK Politics.
I mean when Cameron resigned I was sort of shocked. In a vague way I get that he was doing some kind of “noble thing” because he fucked up in large and terrible way. I guess? But I don’t REALLY get it. But the UK people I follow on twitter seemed to just nod knowingly. Maybe they think he’s idiot, but they don’t seem baffled by the act of resignation.
Then the resignations of the MP and Cabinet Members just came flooding in. Now I’m befuddled. Why are they all quitting just when they are most needed?
When your country is in crisis, you don’t do the honorable suicide thing. You buckle on your adult panties and you get to work putting the place back in order. You have large fights about the best way to do it, but you keep going, you negotiate and compromise and hammer out some solutions that neither side really likes but both sides find at least acceptable.
But you don’t politely bow out because you don’t agree with how things have gone so far. What the ever living fuck is that about? Grow the fuck up. This isn’t the damn PTA. You were elected to a position of government. Do the damn job and stop prancing around writing noble and slightly martyred resignation letters.
Utterly ridiculous way to run a damn country. Or in this case, not run a country.
I mean, these are the people KNOWN for being stubborn and sticking out the damn blitz. One of their heroes, the Duke of Wellington is oft quoted for saying
“I made my campaigns using rope, and if a piece broke I tied a knot”
Tie a knot, Idiots. Stop faffing about resigning and just get the place back in order, one way or another.
Churchill was famous for not giving up. For facing down utter disaster and pulling his country through. Churchill would have told them all –
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Continue, damn you!
From my vantage and at this distance all I see are a bunch of children in a crisis running home crying for Mummy to get them some tea because its been rough at the playground this week.
It seems to me that someone needs to have a Come to Jesus Meeting with these halfwits. I wonder if the Queen is available? Maybe that could be her real role in the UK. Scolding the Parliament into doing their damn jobs.
I am not always thrilled with my country, the US. But I will say this, we aren’t plagued by the hypocrisy of Virtuous Quitters that seems to have decimated the UK Parliament. I cannot imagine any of our Congress, many of whom have few if any redeeming qualities, quitting just when the country needed them most. Much less the President.
Calling a General Election at such a time is just adding Chaos to Crisis. Ridiculous.