November 2006 Archives
SO-CALLED experts on a variety of social problems are given far too much prominence.
They are encouraged by broadcasters and newspapers to spread barmy ideas that just make existing problems worse.
Earlier this week I heard a militant racial justice women banging on about the ‘need’ for compensation to be given to the descendants of people sold into slavery under the British Empire.
She was parroting a load of jargon on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, and her tone was nasty, giving me the impression that she hated white people.
I WILL wait until all the PR flim-flam has settled down before commenting on the programme of events for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year. Don’t hold your breath, folks…
But for now I can’t really judge the substance of this continuously hyped event for all the distractions of publicly-financed logo-launchers popping their clogs and marketing people having involuntary leaks from their urinary tracts.
Meanwhile, how did my bonfire night go? Well, very nicely, thanks for asking…
TODAY I shall mostly be writing about love, sort of.
Starting point: we are living through confusing times.
On the one hand we Brits are now much ruder to each other than we were in the recent past.
We are also more prone to seriously anti-social behaviour – and we are generally much thicker too, thanks to the huge failure in schooling.
But in other ways we have become much warmer human beings.
The old stiff upper lip has gone. We find it easier to show affection for each other than we used to.
IT ISN’T the privacy or the civil liberty issues that worry me most about the hateful spread of CCTV cameras across our country.
What really sickens me is how this reliance on blanket spy cameras tells us everything we need to know about Britain’s steep decline into a nasty and degenerate society.
Cruel times have indeed come to this beautiful country.
The State does not trust its citizens. Citizens don’t trust each other.
So many people live in fear and expectation of the worst, which is no way to live.