How did London’s new Dubya-like clown mayor get elected?

Boris JohnsonLondon, Great Britain has just recently elected a new Dubya-like clown for mayor. How did this city go from having a relatively liberal mayor like Ken Livingston, to a neo-con stooge for its highest office? The answer has some sad lessons for the US, a country that is once again desperately trying to throw its most corrupt corporate clowns out of DC. But will they return once again, just as has been the case in the past?

Sadly, the answer is YES they will return. Why is that? The answer once again is pretty simple to figure out. Just like in Britain, when a population allows another group of marginally less corrupt corporate clowns in, the worst do get back in after a short while. And in Britain, just like in the US, the corporate world totally controls the main electoral options. There simply is no electoral choice of worth.

The Hindu has a great analysis of what happened in London’s election that allowed a Tory fool to get back in as mayor there. See Extreme swings for a great analysis of how the “two party system” works in Great Britain. Yeah, I know that there are now actually three main parties, like in Mexico, but still the similarities with the US Tweedle Dee- Tweedle Dum con are chilling.

So we may well be back to having a Clintonite figure get elected into the presidency once again, but it will only be prep for returning the worst of the worst corrupt corporate Klan back later. You can bet on that. The Democrats are what make the Republicans possible, and until we get fed up as a people with both of these gangs, we will just get more of both of them in the future. Ugh, what an ugly world.

You really have to work to make it better, and just ‘voting’ in elections run by the corporate world, just will not produce any real change.

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1 Response to How did London’s new Dubya-like clown mayor get elected?

  1. Avatar ohwilleke says:

    Dubya is a poor comparison. Michael Bloomberg would be a better one or Rudy Giuliani would be better analogies. So would Sonny Bono and Arnold Schwartzenegger. This fellow got elected on the strength of his celebrity and personality, while pushing a fairly moderate agenda on the campaign trail.

    Also, keep in mind that the Tories are well to the left of the GOP on most, although not all, issues. The Tories are about were moderate Republicans like Susan Collins, and Blue Dog Democrats like Ken Salazar, sit on the political spectrum.

    Likewise, Red Ken was more than “relatively liberal”. He is probably more liberal than the average member of the progressive caucus in the U.S. Congress.

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