Saturday, 4 September 2010

A welcome in the hillsides?

Well done Ireland. Tony Blair turned up to flog copies of his mendacious and embarrassing book, and was pelted with eggs and shoes by the Dublin crowd.

I know people will object. How childish. Won't do any good. Blah, blah, blah. We're not going to get the chance to go through our points of disagreement with the ex-Prime Minister in a calm and rational way. We didn't get to do that when he was in office either, because he's fundamentally irrational - he answered to his conscience, which he seems to have called 'God'. There's no way to debate these people: rational argument always loses in the face of belief.

So sometimes, an egg fits the situation perfectly. It's smooth, greasy and starts to stink after a while. Just like… well, you get my point.

1 comment:

Emma said...

I know you are opposed to Facebook but there are groups on there encouraging people to go into book shops and move Blair's book into the Crime or War sections.

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/839961-tony-blairs-autobiography-becomes-crime-book-after-facebook-campaign