Sunday, December 26, 2010

Manifesto, you must be joking!

Manifesto

There are a few words in the English language that have become hateful to me. Manifesto is one of them. It is political of course and represents to me the promises of change and encouragement to the people that something good is going to happen if their support is forthcoming, when in fact for the most part overt good intentions were but a mask for corruption, cruelty, oppression and unbelievable privation.

Whenever a politician with a smile on his or her face waves a piece of paper in front of a crowd of onlookers or in these days a media scrum, I cringe. How can we all be fooled yet once again that a pig with its nose in the trough is actually going to do anything for us? Get real, in politics it is sometimes the best option to listen to the mild mannered orator who promises very little indeed! Politicians play on our fear, greed and hope for the impossible.

Even if we take the “O” off the end of the word Manifesto and get the word Manifest we have another word with darker undertones. It seems to be rarely used except to inform of a disaster and that a ship’s or plane’s manifest has to be checked to see who may be lost or missing in a disaster.

Laini and Megg, what a prompt to inflict on us in this season of joy and thanksgiving!

8 comments:

  1. Ouch, Old Egg, don't read my link then mate. Lol.

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  2. Well said OldEgg! I am struggling with this one too..All my best wishes for 2011..Jae

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  3. seems we have some of the same nest egg in our veins.

    great writing.

    I had some trouble with this one and so I chose a different direction. Most will not understand it.

    You are more blunt and honest.

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  4. true,
    it means differently with different person.
    Happy Holidays.

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  5. Old Egg, I just want to tell you that I have enjoyed reading your entries at Sunday Scribblings. I always look for your name and go read yours first! (shhhh)

    I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

    chrisd

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