Sunday, September 03, 2006

Exceptionalism

Recent events re the Hell ride have made me think about exceptionalism in our everyday lives.

When somebody doesn’t obey the rules in our private space- our homes, our roads we get mightily upset.

However for some reason this dislike of exceptionalists in our immediate daily lives does not always extend to the business community or politics.

For people who view themselves as being an exception to the tax laws- We grant them state funerals.

For those who think that the human rights that apply to themselves shouldn’t apply to other people- we confer on them the position of President or Prime Minister.

It seems the public/ private divide is alive and well.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Phil said...

Not wrong there. Contradiction is a constant human mantra.

3:10 AM  

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