Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Who created the chaos?

There’s an old joke about three people arguing about which is the oldest profession.  The engineer said, “Just look at the universe.  It’s a masterpiece of engineering – god is obviously an engineer.”  The architect disagreed, saying, “The bible says that god created order out of chaos; that requires planning.  God must be an architect.”  The politician trumped both of them with one simple question – “Ah, but who do you think created the chaos in the first place?”
What brought that to mind this week was the Labour leadership contest.  There’s something more than a little Orwellian about the two challengers being so totally at odds about which of them is the ‘unity’ candidate; but every time I hear that word ‘unity’ being spoken by a Labour MP, the question which crosses my mind is simply, “Ah, but who created the disunity in the first place?”

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