Rainy day youtube blogging:
(I think the words are backwards to scam copyright matching algorithms).
Oh I thought this would be about Trotter’s head-scratching piece on Bowalley Road.
But, among all the merriment, some pretty strange stuff was passing most journalists by. At their 1985 conference in Ludenscheid, for example, the North Rhine-Westphalia Green Party called for the decriminalisation of “nonviolent sexuality” between children and adults.
Believe it or not, the idea of consensual paedophilia had won broad acceptance in the radical sub-cultures of Western Europe in the 1960s and 70s. (Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who, as “Danny the Red”, became the face of the 1968 student revolution in France, and is now a leading Green Party Member of the European Parliament, openly explored the subject in his 1975 autobiography Le Grand Bazar.) Consequently, the policy was endorsed and included in the party’s comprehensive election manifesto. It’s discovery by a sharp-eyed conservative journalist in the midst of the subsequent state election campaign proved electorally disastrous for the Green Party and its supporters.
Why does Trotter use this particular bit? Why to help with another of his crazy “Maori are evil” posts.
Comment by gingercrush — May 29, 2010 @ 2:49 pm
Ginger, I saw that in the Independent and just about laughed my nuts off.
He seems to think that if Labour can just alienate enough urban liberals, Maori, and environmentalists they can win back Waitakere man who is pissed off both about his taxes and welfare bludgers. Then they can win and Trotter will be proved correct.
In short, he’s an idiot.
Comment by Pascal's bookie — May 29, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Trotter may be an idiot however I don’t see any of the power factions inside the current Labour party coming up with a more rational strategy.
Comment by Funny nose — May 29, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
Nose, that was funny!
“I think the words are backwards to scam copyright matching algorithms” Fixed by running a copy of the algorithm backwards?
Comment by Clunking Fist — May 29, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
Gingercrush and Pascal’s Bookie, what deeply insightful analysis you offer – I failed to connect the dottiness when I reviewed Trotter’s post at your instigation.
It accords with a perspective he has already expressed elsewhere- and while I might not agree with his conclusions, he definitely makes an historically reasoned case.
Your self-satisfied dismissiveness is far more laughable.
Comment by Galeandra — May 29, 2010 @ 8:34 pm
In response (hope this works)
Comment by max — May 30, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
Max, that video shows that Carlin doesn’t get it. I think?
Comment by Clunking Fist — May 31, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
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