Some people say it's foolish to worry about soulless creatures overtaking the earth and devouring our brains.
I say they've already won.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
After watching the Manchester United-Real Madrid game with the Things, I was impressed that soccer can uniquely teach young people about the unfairness of life. As Mourinho said in his classy post-game conference: "The better team lost today." They happened to lose because of a bogus red card, but every soccer game between close teams can usually come down to a play or two, a break or two.
Then I realized that both the Things were rooting for Real Madrid, whereas only I - the Man U supporter - was learning this lesson.