November 29, 2013

EVEN THE BRITS DON'T BELIEVE IN DARWIN:

Boris Johnson's philosophy isn't just elitist - it's sinister (Suzanne Moore, 11/28/13, The Guardian)

He has said what he really thinks. Will the electorate, the great lumpen mass of obviously stupid people, swallow it? Rich people are rich because they are better, cleverer, more ambitious. We should worship them for paying taxes. Try not to think about the ones that don't. Oh, and let's have Boris Island.

There are no surprises in what he said, other than timing. The Tories increasingly favour genetic explanations for inequality. If whole swaths of us are born poor, dumb and without the drive to get to Eton, never mind a jobcentre, it's our own stupid fault.

Posted by at November 29, 2013 8:01 AM
  

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