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."


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

  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.

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