Monday, 7 May 2012

Hanging By Strands

On one hand we have the new on our scene foreign billionaire who is wanted by the US authorities and already has a conviction for insider trading.
On the other hand, two government ministers, both leaders of their parties, both long-standing public figures, both reputed to be upstanding.
Who's winning?  Kim Dotcom, hands down.
For a political junkie like me, it's fascinating watching.  Mr Dotcom appears to be playing with Messrs Key and Banks.  It's a slow form of torture, leading them inexorably to their fate.  Kind of like the death machine in Kafka's In The Penal Colony.  Which is kind of apt for a government that most closely resembles the authorities in Kafka's works.

Verlaines - Over the Moon, 1997


  1. "Both reputed to be upstanding"?
    Who've you been listening to, AC?
    Neither Key nor Banks are regarded as upstanding in the circles I circle in.

  2. Dotcom's rap, too funny for words.

  3. I've been listening to the Beastie Boys and Jane's Addiction, Robert. Neither have had anything to say about Messrs Key and Banks, and thank goodness for that.
    The circles you circle in would include other ES councillors, and I have no doubt that some of them have been shoulder-tapped to stand in Mr Roy's stead, or in Dr English's, when they move on to higher callings.
    I'm certain you understand that the point of my jibes was to question whether there is honour among thieves.

    Suz - Dotcom's rap was not to my taste, but well produced and very amusing. It seems that with the Key and Banks show, all we can do is laugh. The alternative seems to be to cry.