‘Where have all the statesmen and stateswomen gone? What have the mannequins and harlequins done with them? Where have the mummers and political executives buried them and what is to become of the Western political process now that it has reverted to bread and games?’ ~ Spin Doctor
‘It seems to me that Boris is trying to pull a Tsipras. I hope it goes better for him than it did for Greece. I hope he succeeds where we failed.’ ~ An anonymous SYRIZA supporter
Today’s politics are asymmetrical, double-edged, and Schrödinger-like — both yes and no, in and out, for and against, here and there, until public opinion is engaged, stirred, steered and commandeered in a given direction, for better or worse, with positions shifting fast and furiously and without ever settling, putting everything on the line with no real mandate to drive the debate.
Call it a mad game of chance that makes Russian roulette look tame.
New Romans, watch yourselves.
From your trend-watching Spin Doctor,
Eyes open, mind sharp.