Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Resist them

What we must remember at all times is that the interests
of capitalism are not identical with the interests of
democracy; that the interests of business and commerce
are not identical with the interests of politics; and that
government is not identical with economic management.
Tremendous forces seek continually to persuade us
otherwise; resist them.

7 comments:

Christopher said...

Is this a quote? From where?

adfcomposer said...

Your first statement was never so true. Not only the very ambivalent attitude of the present conservative government to our last real bastion of public free speech, National Radio, but witness too the incredible curbing of democracy in Rodney Hide's "Super City" proposals. Even Fran O'Sullivan was moved to call it a "pig's arse" in this morning's Herald. (Not that the far right has a monopoly on the denial of democratic freedoms. The far left is even worse!)

Philg said...

Thanks Dennis for a compelling, powerful, courageous and timely post. I feel that this could be the start of the slippery slope that may be inevitable. Just when is the clarion call to repel, not just resist?
Cheers
Philip

Denis Welch said...

No, it's not a quote from anyone else, it's all my own work.

Christopher said...

Thanks. Permission to use in university lecture?

Ants Parder said...

This will become an oft repeated quote. Let us see how many days it will take for some parliamentary speech writer to include it in a political statement.

Giovanni said...

"Let us see how many days it will take for some parliamentary speech writer to include it in a political statement."

You're kidding, right? With Bradford gone, nobody who's in Parliament right now would be caught dead saying that. And that, of course, is a terrible shame.