Thursday, July 27, 2006

Comment Is Easy

The trouble with the Guardian's "Comment Is Free" pages is that pretty much everything on them you've read before.

"The Problems of (insert trouble-spot here) Are Due To British/European/Western Colonialism"

"It's All Our Fault"

"All Whites Are Racist"

"Don't Lock Up Criminals - You'll Only Make Them Worse"

"How The Plucky Little VietCong/Hezbollah/Hamas/Sandinistas/Al Quaeda Defied The Might Of America"

"Why Are There No Women In Senior Positions In Hezbollah ?"

You find that you've nearly always got a two year old blog post on the subject, a chunk of which one can immediately cut'n'paste into a comment, along with a link to the rest of the post.

It's making me awfully lazy.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if the white middle class, sometimes Jewish, affluent types with their attenuated student approach to life, ever see themselves as members of the "guilty groups" or merely impartial commentators on others' perceived failings ?

Pub Philosopher said...

It's that Horrid British Empire again!