Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ten Top Reasons Why Gordon Brown is NOT Winston Churchill

Gordon Brown saved the nation from the nasty Global Economic Crisis. Now he fancies himself as a modern-day Winston Churchill. But is he?

Churchill and Brown - astonishing similarities.

According to political historian, Heidi Clare of the Oxford Institute of Political Historians, 'Churchill is most famous for being the last white person ever to be given the name Winston. No black person has ever been named Gordon.'

Mona Lott
of the Cambridge Institute of Oxford Studies added, 'They are very different. Winston Churchill often showed up to the House of Commons drunk and made an arse of himself. Gordon Brown is a tea-totaller and did it all without alcohol.'

Debate rages in the nation. Is Gordon Brown the new Winston Churchill?

Here are my Top 10 Reasons why I think not:
  1. Churchill gave his classic V salute to the British people with the palm of his hand pointing forwards. Brown gave his V salute to the British people with the palm of his hand pointing backwards. (see above)
  2. Both said, 'Never has so much been owed by so many to so few'. Winston rewarded the few only with praise, medals and meagre pensions. Brown gave them a million billion pounds with gold-plated pensions.
  3. Brown is famous for having no bottle. Churchill is famous for never being far from one.
  4. In 1909 Churchill created the Labour Exchanges to help unemployed people find work. In 2009 Brown created millions of unemployed to help the Labour Exchanges find people.
  5. Churchill died in 1965 and was given a state funeral. Brown has been made the same offer by the British people but is still dithering.
  6. Churchill stated, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.' Brown can't put his pants on because they're on fire.
  7. Churchill only saved Britain from the Forces of Darkness. Brown saved the World from the Masters of the Universe.
  8. Churchill said, 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' Brown gave Barack Obama a book of quotations - by Churchill.
  9. As Chancellor of the Exchequer Churchill ignored Keynes and returned Britain to the Gold standard even though he was warned it could result in a depression. As Chancellor of the Exchequer Brown pissed away the gold, listened to Keynes and created a depression.
  10. 'Prime Minister Gordon Brown' is an anagram of 'Snot-mired Erring Wimp Broon' while 'Prime Minister Winston Churchill' is not.
So let's hear it. Is Gordon Brown the new Winston Churchill?

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You couldn't make it up.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gordon Brown solves 2500 year old Epimenides Paradox.

The Epimenides Paradox is a problem in logic. It is named after the Cretan philosopher Epimenides of Knossos (alive circa 600 BC), who stated Κρῆτες ἀεὶ ψεῦσται (Kretes aei pseystai), "Cretans, always liars". Today – thanks to the informed logic of our own Prime Minister Gordon Brown – logicians everywhere are marvelling at his solution to this, one of the most difficult to comprehend paradoxes in the history of history. Brown has finally cracked the Epimenides Paradox. Or to be more precise, Brown has created a new version, known in the academic jargon of logical philosophy as a ‘Paradoxical Inversion’ and this new version in itself is an absolute proof of the two and a half thousand year-old paradox. Now, Gordon Brown can tell the truth while he's lying - he literally lies when he tells the truth. Let me explain.

Gordon Broon - the new Knut of Knossis

Epimenides was a Cretan. He infamously once made the incredible statement, ‘Cretans always lie’. But keep in mind that Epimenides was himself a Cretan – so he must have been lying when he made the statement, ‘Cretans always lie’. So ‘Cretans always lie’ is itself a lie and he must have meant ‘Cretans always tell the truth’.

Now keep up! This is the tricky bit.

If Cretans always tell the truth then Epimenides must have been telling the truth when he said that ‘Cretans always lie’. But if Cretans always lie then he must have been lying. Can you see the paradox?
The Epimenides Paradox is one of the ‘holes in linguistic logic’ and clearly demonstrates that language is not to be trusted. Using the logic of Epimenides it is quite easy to prove that black is white, up is down - or cuts are investments.

Before the logic exhortations of our Dear Prime Minister the Epimenides Paradox was largely unexplored territory. There was one attempt in the 20th century by a man named Blair who wrote:

Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to BELIEVE that black is white, and more, to KNOW that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary.
This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as DOUBLETHINK.

Blair, of course, changed his name to George Orwell before he published his seminal work, 1984 from which the above is taken. Few people now know him by his real name – Eric Blair.
Brown, however, has not merely resurrected his mentor Blair’s concept of DOUBLETHINK - or believing that black is white - but has gone much, much further in completely demolishing the Epimenides Paradox and mathematically proving that black is white, or in his case that budget ‘cuts’ are actually ‘investments’.

Epimenides (Greek For Robing Cook)

[Major’s Note: Possibly the best explanation of the Epimenides Paradox can be found in the Pulitzer Prize winning book Goedel, Escher & Bach by Douglas Hoffstader. A possibly better example of its application to real life can be found in the publication Budget 2009 by Alistair Darling].

According to spokesperson Dinah Soares at Labour Central Office, ‘Gordon always wanted to show that he was smarter than Blair. OK, he couldn’t do that with Tony but Eric was a push-over, wasn’t he. And by choosing a European icon like Epimenides Gordon has once again shown his European credentials.

Commenting for the European Central Bank, Dr. Kuntz Speyer stated, ‘Minister Braun has shown to uz his European papers. Now vee know zat wiv Herr Balls he talk all scheite.
Not everyone was impressed with Brown’s intellectual breakthrough, however. Nick Griffing of the British Nazi Party commented, ‘Let me put it in black and white terms. All Cretans are niggers. And with a name like Brown he must be black, huh?

The last word on the subject was had by Jenny Tull of the Cambridge Society of Grecian Formulae who says, ‘If George Orwell was alive today he’d be turning in his grave’.

George Michael
was unavailable for comment.

Let me, as a mark of admiration for the Great Broon, be the first to congratulate him on becoming the

Greatest Cretan since Epimenides.