Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


I don't normally do politics, but Ian's last paragraph touched a nerve. Viewed from afar (I've just moved from Europe to Australia) the election is not so much between two opposing views but simple variations on a theme. Looking at the policy statements of both candidates they appear to be saying roughly the same things about many issues.

As far as I can tell whoever wins the election will not make a great difference to things like foreign or economic policy. It especially won't alter the jingoistic pronouncements by political leaders and the media or the oxymoronic posturing that says that America is God's own country but dismisses anyone else who makes that claim for their own corner of the globe.
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by Andy Todd