Amaterasu, what a miserable, crabbed, didactic, incurious, facile, paranoid and delusional pair of documents the Liberal Democratic Party has foisted upon us..and that is the reaction after only reading the sections on education reform! I shudder to think what I will find in the foreign policy and security section.
What have the children of the 1950s and 1960s produced for our edification and delight?
- the glossy color synopsis (Link - J)
- the black and white long form (Link - J)
In case anyone on this lonely blue orb ever needed a reminder of why the defenestration of the LDP was a cause for celebration, these lists of simply awful campaign promises provide the aide mémoire.
As for those who had hoped the LDP might have learned something during its 3+ years out of power, the manifesto documents prove the contrary. The party, like its American corollate, is spinning its intellectual wheels, stuck in the later half of the 20th century.