Thursday, 6 September 2012
The unforeseen consequences of politics, Vladimir Putin, a microlight, a ferret and ancient mythical creatures.
Sometimes someone will do something that has unforeseen consequences; in fact it happens all the time in reality because no one can tell what the consequences of any action are many hours or days or years down the line. Today someone rather well know did something that had consequences for myself and the rest of my class; you see we had the new and still rather young and enthusiastic teacher who is rather keen on politics. Now it is obvious that he is not well know but Mr Vladimir Putin is rather well know, so his exploits strapped onto a man in a microlight followed by a series of apparently rather rude jokes about sex plus the girl punk band that were jailed, had consequences for me. You see when a young idealist school teacher is faced with such things the result is two hours of full on politics and the responsibilities of leadership and how power corrupts those in power.
I must admit I quite agree with him, but I did not relish the prospect of writing 10,000 words on the subject at school when we should have been dissecting a horse instead, which would have been rather more interesting. In particular the strange robot like person in the silver suit who bleeped a lot and drew pictures of some ancient mythical creature was too say the least well upset and threw a total strop and stormed off bleeping loudly and drilling a large hole in the blackboard with their interchangeable clip on power drill hand attachment. It is strange you know but they do remind me of someone Mmmmmmmm and some of those drawing of ancient mythical creatures with the words I HATE GOATS in large red letters underneath look a little familiar too.
OK back to the point I do agree it seems rather strange that you can be jailed for blasphemy for being critical of your countries leader yet your countries leader is free to tell jokes about group sex etc on daytime television. Anyway the new young enthusiastic teacher of politics and rural studies discovered that sometimes the consequences of something said far away in another country by say Vladimir Putin can lead to a trip to hospital. It appears leaping up and down on your desk shouting COME THE revolution can result in Freddie’s Ferret taking fright and attacking your shoe laces leading to your own fall from grace (not like yesterdays grace) or in this case a fall from your desk.
On the subject of politics; I notice that, that Mr Cameron had a reshuffle of his cabinet yesterday, I believe it may have been in the wrong place and the doors would not open properly. Dad said he could see no point in him opening the doors anyway because it was full of odd socks that had holes in them.
Ooooooo nice sunset tonight……