Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Where Does 'The Daily Telegraph' Stand On Democracy?

Reading this, I find it quite hard to tell.

4 Comments:

Blogger James Higham said...

I think it stands on selling newspapers, Martin.

28 October, 2009 20:54  
Blogger Martin said...

Don't they all?

29 October, 2009 05:57  
Blogger Rohan Swee said...

I don't know if you perused the comments section to that article, Martin, but I came across what started out as a reasonable comment from one "Home412AD" that goes off the rails and trails off with this:

"In the Technology Revolution, probably 50 pct of the adult population are now redundant and superfluous. They are unnecessary, nothing but a burden on our economy. They certainly don't deserve jobs that are nothing but charity make-work. Let them live on a poverty level dole until they die, on the social contract that they agree to have their tubes tied, so they will never have children."

On first read I was convinced I was dully missing the parody, but as far as I can see it's a sincere confession of the "man is made for The Economy, not the economy for Man" creed. If so, well, so this is what we've come to. Not that I'm at all surprised at this sort of thing, anymore.

29 October, 2009 15:31  
Blogger Martin said...

Rohan,

I went back and read that myself, and, no, it doesn't seem to be a parody. The writer is probably too ignorant to be able to use the term 'surplus population', whih, however, was a term Malthus thought up because he was too dim to think up the word 'unemployment'.

30 October, 2009 06:27  

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