Thursday, 28 July 2005

Been away?

I can only apologise for having been offline for so long.

There has of course been plenty to write about, and fans of this Blog will be understandably disappointed that I have not been there to amuse and inform with my traditional fare of forthright bullishness.

I rather felt however, that things would move at a quite a pace and that constant commentary would only result in huge quantities of egg all over one's face as the facts and situations lurched one way then another. I would have become like the thing I most despise - 24hr News. I can't tell you how depressing it is to be close to a news story and to have to endure the constant drivel pumped out by Sky and BBC 24 as they desparately try to fill time with opinion, vaguary and so-called expert analysis. The devil makes work for idle hands.

I also knew however, that I did not possess the words or the clarity to describe how I feel about the developing scenario. I felt that I had to wait a while and let what happens happen. I can't do anything about it, so no point ranting. Everyone has an internal political anomometer and in moments like this I conclude that it is wise to keep quiet until it comes to rest.

We are fast approaching that moment when I can comment. Not on what has been particularly, but on its context and the future. The most important ideas and thoughts are finally surfacing but even now I wonder how I am going to word the thoughts I have.

1 comment:

swish said...

I must agree Richard, sometimes its best to take a breath before one speaks...you are better at that than me. The past two weeks have been an emotional and political rollercoaster for many of us and the way things are going, I fear its only the beginning. Religion has lot to answer for,as usual.