Friday, 26 September 2008

Brown's judgement on himself

When Hitler spoke to the Reichstag in 1941 of Churchill, saying:
He is the most bloodthirsty or amateurish strategist in history . . . For over five years this man has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something that he could set on fire. . . As a soldier he is a bad politician and as a politician is an equally bad soldier. . . The gift Mr. Churchill possesses is the gift to lie with a pious expression on his face and to distort the truth.
He gave to psychologists everywhere the gift of a superb example of the phenomenon of ascribing to others those things that applied in reality to himself.

I was reminded of this today in reports of Brown's speech to the UN in which he accused the banks of reckless and careless behaviour; he went on to say
This has been an era of global prosperity. It has been an era also of global turbulence and where there has been irresponsibility we must now say clearly that the age of irresponsibility must be ended
Ah yes. Recklessness, carelessness and irresponsibility. I couldn't have chosen three more appropriate words for Brown's approach to the nation's economy over the past eleven years.

3 comments:

Newmania said...

Well how odd, I have been comparing Brown with Hitler as well (with some embarrassment ) I noticed that the febrile suspicions and incompetence his injured personality engenders around him is much the sort of shambolic system the Nazi State was. I wonder if he does feel some personal injury to be put right .

Anonymous said...

That Brown quote was picked up onn C4 news tonight. I suspect it's going to have legs. Much like the Paulson-on-his-knees story, but longer lasting.

Nick

Yokel said...

Surely the son of the Manse should recognise: "Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?"
Romans 2:21

Or: "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;" 2 Timothy 4:3

Or maybe he doesn't recognise it.