July 02, 2008
Somewhere more appealing
British proles are advised not to join the rush to Canada. Though I cannot say I will be disappointed if Daily Mail readers choose to stay home, it is difficult to disagree with the argument on any substantive level.
As the Canadian poet Irving Layton once said, the Canadian political and intellectual communities' have a tendency to regard ' cowardice as wisdom, philistinism as Olympian serenity and the spitefulness of the weak as moral indignation'.
This via Quotulatiousness, observing "Better stay at home, where the loving eyes of the surveillance cameras can keep a better eye on you."
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 2, 2008 07:24 AM
It seems a doubtful proposition that the class of people we're trying to lure over here are motivated by the number of first tier museums within walking distance or relative merits of our "intellectual community" (whatever the hell that means). They are far more likely to be attracted to prosperity, the significantly smaller number of no-go neighbourhoods, and the ability to wipe your arse without the gubmint peering at you and issuing a citation for using too much paper.
Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle at July 2, 2008 10:22 AM
Except that the surveillance cameras and nanny state are becoming more and more established all the time. Following in the footsteps of our ancestors, I suppose.
Hey OC, I can't seem to comment on your site. Is it a problem on my end or something else?
Works OK for me. I'm not sure what the problem is.
Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle at July 3, 2008 08:01 AM