Politics can be a funny old game. And here's one of the reasons why. Jane Mellalieu, our Socialist Party candidate in Burslem South for the local elections received this letter through the post. When it was read out at branch last night, comrades were stumped. Is it poetry? Is it an example of what the kids these days like to call 'epic fail'? You decide. (Spelling as is).
Dear Ms Mellalieu,
As to illegal substances, we are hearing various arguments.
One is that it is a question of liberty. Liberty of the individual person. Each person to decide. And so on.
About that, you could say that that's it. Nothing more to say. The view of.
Yet, do we not have this? What is Socialism?
Where do we hear that expressed, are we to gather that we may look forward to a socialist state or a socialist society in which, as to drugs, it's a matter of 'as and when'?
Another has to do with, you could say, assessment. Somehow or other, the law against is unenforceable. We may oppose. But, to no avail. Use is widespread enough, difficult to detect, it's a matter of 'logic'.
'Given that we couldn't possibly agree to the re-introductions of corporal punishment'.
Let's be candid. Somehow. That gets omitted.
It's not an issue. Not to be bothered about.
To get involved, would be to be side - tracked. Hope. Perhaps, something like that. Other things, a lot of other things, need changing.
As we make headway, ..........................
That, at least, is debateable.
Is it mere co-incidence?
A politics that goes on and on about 'law and order'. An intelligentsia that edges toward 'decriminalisation'.