Tuesday, August 09, 2005
What's the bloody use?
I was tapping away, in the midst of a reverie on the pleasures of anthologies, when the papers came in.
If this is what we have after 21 years, what IS the bloody use of our polity?
I think the Sold Lady of Bori Bunder has the right attitude; there, it's not even the lead story, but comes after some nattering about the match today.
Who cares about somebody's father burnt alive 21 years ago?
My daughter tottered over and kissed my knee. And I wondered what she would do if - say in 2019 - she saw me being burnt alive by some political hoodlum. And the man who did it grinned at her in 2040.