My brief incursions into Facebook under this name have taught me that the worst thing you can do there is show any negativity whatsoever. The peer-pressure against disapproval is as if you have shamelessly mentioned the 'N' word.
It's very difficult to achieve a simple social balance when the pendulum of acceptable political views swings so violently one way then the other, but it doesn't half produce an atmosphere of divisiveness at the very time when social cohesion would be most useful. Sometimes we are 'them', and sometimes we are 'us', and most of the time we didn't know we had to take sides until we were told to.
Roger Scruton - the British fox-hunting philosopher - has just written a book which argues against political correctness and laboriously points-out that the social fabric is getting very tatty because we are no longer allowed to call a spade a spade. I know a fair few people who would probably buy this book, and some of them went to the same school as Professor Scruton, meaning that they could actually afford to.
People under 40: 'Conservatism = Bad thing, Socialism = Good thing'.
People over 40: 'Conservatism = Good thing, Socialism = Bad thing'.
People like me: 'Fuck the lot of them'.
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