Sunday, June 04, 2006

Not bored enough? Lets make things much more boring!

Was alerted to this by Little Green Footballs. Viz my previous post about how difficult it is these days to persuade people that what they really want is a boring life, obeying stultifying islamic dictates: the Pakistanis, who already have one of the worlds dullest societies want to keep it that way! I guess the almost endless stream of people leaving Pakistan to go ANYWHERE else should give us a clue about how much people appreciate that!

I have a colleague who has relatives in Pakistan. A few years back she went to visit them. She was meant to be there for 10 days. After 4 or 5 days of sitting around the house completely bored (couldn't go out by herself, nothing to watch on TV, nothing to listen to on the radio, not much electricity, men quite aggressive with her because she was WAY too westernised) she came back to England. Can you blame her?

And we are supposed to WANT this regime of boredom and poverty?

No comments: