Sunday, February 10, 2013

Join the 21st centenary - surrender your mind

I'm getting a little fed up of the lazy implicit assumption I keep hearing from some of those who are arguing for social innovations, and changes.

Those making them often make statements like "Which centenary do they think this is ? ", "This is the 21st centenary" or some sort of disparaging remark about "Victorian values".

This is often presented as the clinching argument.

The problem is its no argument at all - its just an invitation to surrender to the mob.

I do wish that some of those Guardian reading left wing interviewers on the BBC would challenge these lazy assertions, but then I doubt they see their job as exploring issues and facilitating debate.

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