Friday, September 19, 2008

Cognitive dissonance

A Normblog Profile has just been published for former Labour MP Harry Barnes.It includes this:

If you could effect one major policy change in the governing of your country, what would it be? > To limit the use of private transport to emergency services, with public transport being publicly owned and freely available, whilst planning for the huge economic and social consequences which would follow.
It includes this:
What would you do with the UN? > Restructure it to run world-wide military and financial controls.
And immediately following the above two, without any apparent sense of irony, it includes this:
What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world? > A wide range of totalitarian dogmas.

UPDATE: See also my reply to Harry Barnes' reply.


Harry Barnes said...

Peter Risdon said...

I reply here.

Anonymous said...

"limit private transport to the emergency services"


So he believes in private ambulances, a privatised fire service, private police forces?

Probably not.

More likely is that he just doesn't think about what the words mean.

And no doubt in Barnesworld, "emergency services" would include MP's and all their family members and hangers-on - some people are just soooo important, aren't they?