Why do desperate third-wayers prefer Blonds?
After reading the (inevitably socially conservative Christian, usually Catholic) distributists get orgasmic after the publication of this fanciful article, I was pleased to read this on Phillip Blond, archsleazeballtory.
I'm not sure if the Mormon family values award given to a perpetual womanizer or the Playboy upholstery is my favorite bit, but surely the most telling with regard to the man's actual convictions about how wealth should be distributed is this:
Poorly paid staff had to wait for several weeks to be paid, while Blond withdrew £160,000 from the company in one year.
The Daily Mail has another good prowling pic of Blond here.
The conservatives in the UK are calling the demise of Red Toryism because of the scandals.
But let's remember the good ol' days:
Catholicmoraltheology.com praises Blond for his view which promotes "the Christian emphasis on creating a society with a shared sense of the common good within strong, local communities where an ethos of trust, mutuality, and an equitable distribution of resources and goods are valued." If jet setting to meet hotties at a Sharm El Sheikh resort ain't a commitment to localism, what is?
The poor little Distributist Review loves Blond (he gets referenced there a fair amount). For instance, John Médaille likes Blond's view that "the re-capitalization of the poor is the most pressing from the distributist point of view." One can imagine Blond pelvic gesturing and shouting "re-capitalize this, bitches!!" at his unpaid staff as he heads off to catch the plane to Brazil.
OK, OK, I should quit while I'm ahead.