So saith Daniel Hannan to Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a glorious dressing down.
“The country as a whole is in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 Pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.” Doubtless, the picture here is a play to take Brown down. But it is still refreshing to see the steely glint of reality come through. Perhaps part of what is behind Hannan is the indignation of watching a robbery take place in broad daylight, and then the opportunity to corner chief agents of the criminal enterprise and let them know how you feel. Unfortunately, a change of players will not solve the problem. The whole system must be dismantled and not replaced. The only way to a just society, if indeed one is ever realized before Jesus’ Second Coming, is to refuse to give others any grant of power over us.