David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, Introduction, p. xvii-xviii
Even the most ordinary people have the basest talent of recognizing greatness. For example when you are first introduced to the works and proofs of Euclid in primary school you know that if you live to be one hundred years old Euclid will no doubt still be a very famous figure of western civilization. And then onto high school, when, you are introduced to the Great Empiricists and the Utilitarians, the greatest of which was Jeremy Bentham, the guy that coined the famous phrase "The greatest good for the greatest number..." and "Everybody to count for one, and nobody for more than one..." You would think that there would be no possible way in your lifetime that such a pillar thought of our society could ever possibly fade from the good sense of all men. But alas if you are a member of the present day Conservative Party of Canada or an elected member of Ottawa City Council that is all just crazy talk!
That greatest common good crap is for losers and liberals. Political power is not for the greater good but rather the good feeling of your hob nailed boots crushing the faces of the week and defenseless forever. Although you are elected to power what good is it if you don't make something out of it for your self? And that crap about "office" and responsibility what a joke!! Your only responsibility today is don't get caught out and make sure the minions of the back bench don't give the real playbook away! Although it has been explained a million times that government is not a business, and especially not the incumbents business, you continue to see the bloated corrupted flotsam acting as if they had the rights of proprietorship!
|Pierre Elliot Trudeau|
It is said of Western Philosophy that everything after Plato is just footnotes. Well in all reality the same could be said for the deeply set constitutional safe guards and protections of the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights... The question is in reality how close will the brain dead Tories approach the horizon of this political black hole?
The right wing neo-liberal discipline and the Bilderberg Group agenda soon to continue....