However cringe-worthy all of this is, at some point we have to make our peace with it. Black Friday and the whole stinking mess that is Christmas is, after all, the logical end of a uniquely modern way of thinking.
The decision of poor women to prostitute themselves was never and could never be a real decision. As poor, and therefore powerless, people they are simply following the formula of society laid down for them by the powerful.
All the children have sent off their letter’s to the North Pole, and are busy working hard at being nice and not as naughty as they usually are. Mums and dads are getting used again to the employment of elbows on the high street and using the sort of colourful language that would get anyone … Continue reading Only Thirteen Days to Go
Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Homelessness is topical around Christmastime, and more so now because of the heart-breaking news of a young man who died sleeping rough next to the Dáil. Homelessness is part of a wider social crisis – endemic in the developed world – which really does upset me. The awful truth is … Continue reading Our Heartless Social Default Setting