[OPE-L:8352] Re: Michael Eldred's law of inertia of quotidian social life

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 08:50:45 EST

Michael E wrote in [8351]:

> With all due respect, I really have to laugh, living as I do in an almost
> totally ossified society in which the trade unions are the most
> conservative  political forces of all -- which are interested _only_ in
> the preservation of  the status quo (snip, JL)

I guess that makes us even since the above really made me laugh as
well.  At the risk of stating the obvious,  a conservative political
alliance of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union,
along with the Free Democratic Party,  narrowly lost in the recent (2002)
elections and remains a strong opposition force.  Going back a few years, 
the Christian Democrats (and Chancellor Kohl) were in power for 16 years, 
ending in 1998 (and almost begun again in 2002).  To state another obvious 
example, the Catholic Church -- which remains an important political force 
in Bavaria and some other parts of the country.

Solidarity, Jerry

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat Jan 18 2003 - 00:00:01 EST