Saturday, April 05, 2008

Max Mosely affair brings us some ugly insights in to our national attitudes

I am on a business trip in the ME and have been spared most of the prurient and hypocritical commentary about Mosely's shenanigans, thankfully. But I have heard enough to make me realise that Longrider has an excellent take on the whole subject. It is worth a full read but he sums up my view far better than I could:

Any suggestion that this is in the public interest is pure fantasy. It is not. What a public figure does in the privacy of their own home – or bordello – is no one’s business but theirs and the other participants; providing those activities take place between consenting adults. The wheeling out of the professional victim brigade to claim that Mosely’s “disgusting” and “perverted” activities were offensive to them would be laughable if so many stupid people didn’t take it so seriously.

What is really dispiriting is that should one of our politicians or other so called community leader stand up and make this point there will be howls of outrage and they will be pursued to the ends of the earth by the liberal media.

How did we get to this point where it is acceptable to spy on people's private lives and condemn activities between consenting adults, yet making a comment in support of their right to do it is tantamount to having I'm a paedophile tattooed on you forehead?

There's no wonder Brown can get away with his totalitarian moves to increase detention without trial, remove Coroners when it suits them, introduce ID cards and the attendant National Database etc.

1 comment:

Roger Pearse said...

I thought that Max would probably survive the kerfuffle.

After all, no-one would be able to talk about disciplining him without giggling.

Also if he leaves, there would have to be compensation. And someone would undoubtedly call it a "whip round for Max"