Walking along the other day I happened upon a beggar who asked if I could spare some change, and I thought to myself, “Why, this is like something out of a textbook and not like real life at all”. But then I began to consider whether or not I ought to give him alms…
First published on Bogpaper, December 2013
Of all the minority groups in our country today, none suffer the same level of prejudice as celebrities. If any other group were treated as badly as celebrities currently are, there would be outrage. And how these gentle souls are victimised in our society is indeed outrageous. They are mocked and abused. They are subject to withering disdain and contempt. They are treated as second class citizens. Why? Simply for having opinions about democratic politics.
“Do you mind if I ask you a question?”
“Not at all.”
“What’s that you’re doing?”
“We’re suggesting ways by which the government can move in the right direction.”
“That sounds wonderful!”
This is one of the most profoundly collectivist articles you will ever read, masquerading as one of the most profoundly individualist articles you will ever read.
“Very good. Your meals will be served shortly.”