Dave’s come up trumps for us again this week, by saying that Jesus originally invented the Big Society.
Sorry to burst your bubble Dave but Jesus’ interpretation of a Big Society is so far removed from yours that we find ourselves wondering whether you were reading the right book. If ever there was a laughable example of misinterpreting religious texts to suit your own message, this is it.
The comment, made at his Easter reception last night, certainly swerved us away from the Maria Miller debacle that dragged on like a series of 24. You know, on the of the rubbish ones like season 2 when Kim gets lost in the woods or whatever. At least it did for two minutes. Then we remembered that she was allowed to resign as opposed to being fired and realised that likening Cameron in any way, shape or form, to Jack Bauer is totally insulting to Jack who despite all his faults was awesome because he had the balls to do what needed to be done.
Anyway, back on track to the Easter gathering. We assume there was an Easter parade where Clegg and IDS battled it out for best bonnet whilst Osborne hid all the chocolate eggs he found for himself. Outside of those frolics, though, is that Cameron apparently self-anointed during what should have been a pretty boring address, vowing to continue God’s work through the Big Society initiative. Ahem.
Big society as an idea today is about as relevant to the teachings of Jesus as owning a house is to someone in their 20s. Neither can quite comprehend the other. Aside from that, Dave went almost a little too far down the personal religious views and threw his support behind Christians – in his words ‘now the most persecuted religion around the world’. We’re wondering if at that point he started morphing into former US President George W. Bush and started spouting scripture. In modern Britain, it’s arguably the poorest of our society that needs Cameron’s support, but perhaps that’s an argument for any other day when an elected official likens himself to the big G.O.D.
The only thing we did like was when Dave rounded off his speech with a rousing analogy about being a human Dyno-Rod (sorry to Dyno-Rod’s PR guys sweating profusely whilst hilarious mock-ups and memes tear chunks out of their brand because of that). We’d be more than happy to use Cameron’s face to clear out our blocked drains. At least then he’d be useful as well as dirty.
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