Since the beginnings of democracy, debate has raged as to how responsive politicians are to their constituents. Though such debates stretch back centuries,only recently have academics gotten the ability to use data to test how well legislatures represent the people they ostensibly serve. So far, the evidence hasn’t been kind, with two leading academics arguing recently that, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

That’s academic for: “American democracy is a joke.”

We already know the American government only responds to the wishes of the few. But what about other nations?

Liberalism… tends to release energy rather than accumulate it, to relax, rather than to fortify. It is a movement not so much defined by its end, as by its starting point; away from, rather than towards, something definite. Our point of departure is more real to us than our destination; and the destination is likely to present a very different picture when arrived at, from the vaguer image formed in imagination. By destroying traditional social habits of the people, by dissolving their natural collective consciousness into individual constituents, by licensing the opinions of the most foolish, by substituting instruction for education, by encouraging cleverness rather than wisdom, the upstart rather than the qualified, by fostering a notion of getting on to which the alternative is a hopeless apathy, Liberalism can prepare the way for that which is its own negative: the artificial, mechanized or brutalised control which is a desperate remedy for its chaos.
—  T.S. Eliot

|01July,1961- 31st August, 1997|

The Many tittles of Diana

|Lady Diana Spencer|

|HRH The Princess Of Wales|

|Diana, Princess of Wales|




“I stand before you today the representative of a family in grief, in a country in mourning before a world in shock.

Diana explained to me once that it was her innermost feelings of suffering that made it possible for her to connect with her constituency of the rejected. 

We are all united not only in our desire to pay our respects to Diana but rather in our need to do so. It is a more remarkable tribute to Diana than I can ever hope to offer her today .

Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.

Today is our chance to say thank you for the way you brightened our lives, even though God granted you but half a life. We will all feel cheated always that you were taken from us so young and yet we must learn to be grateful that you came along at all. Only now that you are gone do we truly appreciate what we are now without and we want you to know that life without you is very, very difficult.

Your joy for life transmitted where ever you took your smile and the sparkle in those unforgettable eyes. Your boundless energy which you could barely contain.

But your greatest gift was your intuition and it was a gift you used wisely. Without your God-given sensitivity we would be immersed in greater ignorance at the anguish of Aids and HIV sufferers, the plight of the homeless, the isolation of lepers, the random destruction of landmines. And here we come to another truth about her.

For all the status, the glamour, the applause, Diana remained throughout a very insecure person at heart, almost childlike in her desire to do good for others so she could release herself from deep feelings of unworthiness.“The world sensed this part of her character and cherished her for her vulnerability whilst admiring her for her honesty.

The last time I saw Diana was on July 1, her birthday in London, when typically she was not taking time to celebrate her special day with friends but was guest of honour at a special charity fundraising evening. She sparkled of course, but I would rather cherish the days I spent with her in March when she came to visit me and my children in our home in South Africa. I am proud of the fact apart from when she was on display meeting President Mandela we managed to contrive to stop the ever-present paparazzi from getting a single picture of her - that meant a lot to her.

These were days I will always treasure. It was as if we had been transported back to our childhood when we spent such an enormous amount of time together - the two youngest in the family.

Fundamentally she had not changed at all from the big sister who mothered me as a baby, fought with me at school and endured those long train journeys between our parents’ homes with me at weekends.

It is a tribute to her level-headedness and strength that despite the most bizarre-like life imaginable after her childhood, she remained intact, true to herself.

It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this - a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.

William and Harry, we all cared desperately for you today. We are all chewed up with the sadness at the loss of a woman who was not even our mother. How great your suffering is, we cannot even imagine.

I would like to end by thanking God for the small mercies he has shown us at this dreadful time. For taking Diana at her most beautiful and radiant and when she had joy in her private life.

Above all we give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to be able to call my sister, the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our minds.”

-Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer speech at his sisters Funeral 

You can read his entire speech here X

anonymous asked:

Who do you believe is your constituency?

What the hell is a constituency?

…I’m being told that’s who I represent in office. Man, you should already know that! I’m the candidate for the resident badasses – Skakdi, rogue Matoran, ex-Dark Hunters, ex-Glatorian, you know the type. I’m an anti-establishment renegade who’s gonna tear up this town and rebuild it from scratch. Can I get a “hell yeah”?


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Jeremy Corbyn tells Labour MPs: back me, or face grass roots revolt

Jeremy Corbyn has issued a stark warning, in the Independent newspaper today, to Labour’s MPs that he expects them to back his radical agenda should he win the leadership election, reminding them who has put them where they are today; grass-roots supporters. A majority of high-ranking MP’s, members of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and ex-Labour royalty, including Tony Blair, Gordon Brown…

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Gujarat Has Started the Process of Disowning Modi
It is ironic that only 10 days ago, on Independence Day, the Prime Minister was using that grand pulpit at the Red Fort to exhort us to beware of the danger of ‘casteism’ and communalism. And then, a few days later, he was in Gaya, Bihar, showering goodies and special packages on that “bimaru” state, singing songs of his own politics of development, and preaching against the vendors of caste politics such as Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav. Now, on his own home turf, the caste calculations and demands have erupted gloriously.
Kaithal: The Most Sinless Constituencies relating to India

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Rural in-service training and urban development have been likely to equal propensity in the Kaithal Constituency. A number of irrigation projects have been completed and so the trend control situation has been unmitigated. The veracious Shergarh-uhna irrigation channel is a landmark size entrance this direction. It carries 60 cusecs of water. A modern sports field has over been constructed on Saiwan alleyway over 20 sea of mandatee. Drinking component and sewage projects have also been undertaken in Kaithal. Kaithal also has a number of religious places which add to its tourism. Nai Grah Kunds, Luv Kush Tiraths, Guru dwara Neem Sahib, Majar of Razia Sultan are to euonym a few.

Now, certainly up to this time, in every nation of the world, those with no property or those whose property was too modest to allow them to live comfortably without working always comprised the greatest number. Therefore, universal suffrage really does entrust the government of society to the poor.

The vexing influence occasionally exercised by the power of the people on state finances was very evident in certain democratic republics of the ancient world in which the public treasury was drained away to help the poorest citizens or to provide the people with games and spectacles. It is true that the representative system was almost unknown in the ancient world.

Nowadays, popular passions find it more difficult to thrive in public affairs; however, you can guarantee that in the long run, the delegate will always in the end conform to the opinions of his constituents and support their inclinations as well as their interests.

—  Alexis de Tocqueville (245)
Kaithal: The Superlative Ideal Constituencies of India

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