“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Some of my best friends are fairyists but ........

I think that it was The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams who said words to the effect that the garden was beautiful enough without having to believe that there were fairies at the bottom of it. Not that I have anything against believers in fairies even if it is clearly a lot of nonsense. The trouble is that the fairyists never want to just leave it at that. They always try to convince us that certain members of their fraternity have been in direct contact with the fairies and that they have an important message about how we should conduct our lives. The message always seems to involve sexual behaviour, the subjugation of women and the importance of recognizing the need for a social and economic elite. Funny that. Recently the chairman of the Conservative Party has been whining about the bigotry of the chattering classes who apparently have taken to slagging off one particular brand of fairy believers over the port and stilton. A more informed, and less bigoted, look at the relevance of the fairies at the bottom of all our gardens can be found in the current Shift magazine.

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