Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Friday, 27 April 2012

Quote of the week

From Leg-Iron, waxing satirical on calls for children's libraries to ban books seen as too frightening, immoral or 'inappropriate':

"By the time the aliens arrive, they will find what appears to be the only planet in the universe where evolution operates in reverse."

3 comments:

  1. It's simply insane. People have seriously taken leave of their senses.

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  2. Very true, JH - and the fact that you could apply that comment to virtually every post I've read this week doesn't make it any better.

    I can't help feeling that Leg-iron is right; we are witnessing the decline and fall of Western civilization and this time, thanks to globalization, it will take everyone else down with it.

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  3. That old Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times' seems applicable here...

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