Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg’s loose talk in Hong Kong

He also lashed out at recent criticism over China's push to invest in environmentally friendly technologies, essentially saying America is just jealous. ‘I think in America, we’ve got to stop blaming the Chinese and blaming everybody else and take a look at ourselves...There’s a country on the other side of the world that is taking their taxpayers’ dollars, and trying to sell subsidized things so we can buy them cheaper, and have better products, and we’re going to criticize that?’
“He continued the tirade against his home country, accusing America of favoring uneducated and unworldly politicians. ‘If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate—they can’t read,’ he said. ‘I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.’
He later shot down a Hong Kong reporter who asked him about a 2012 presidential run saying, "Definitely not. I have a job for the next 1,152 days, and I plan to serve out every one of them."
—“Stop Blaming the Chinese, America,” Jaya Saxena in News on November 6, 2010
It’s nice to know that at least one politician won’t be pandering to the national electorate for the next 1,134 days.

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