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

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

British holidays ruined by revolution.

As the Egyptian people gamble everything to overcome the twin evils of poverty and repression we are treated to a stream of hard luck stories from returning tourists whining about ruined holidays. Now that these intrepid adventurers are back safe and sound in safe but sterile suburbia they can consolidate their paranoia by checking out the level of crime in their area on the new interactive on line crime maps. That's one way of going about it. The other way of determining if it's kicking off in your neighbourhood is to look out of the window or take a stroll down the shops but that could be just me being cynical again. This new online facility is supposed to be empowering but of course will mainly empower estate agents and insurance companies. You wanna see some real empowerment? Try Egypt.

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