Friday, September 29, 2006

Martin Kelly on Polish and Latvian cocklers. [Emphasis mine.]
If someone who can come and go as they please advances into treacherous conditions unable to speak the language used by those whose assistance they might require, then while their death would be tragic it would also be utterly avoidable.

They would have nobody to blame but themselves - a sometimes unfortunate consequence of being free.

I wish people would get a hold of this concept. Being free means being free to fuck up: sometimes with tragic results.

3 comments:

James Higham said...

DK, if you've been following the exchanges between Oliver Kamm and myself on Kember, this principle is at the base of it. Freedom means going it alone and accepting the concsequences alone. End of story.

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Pogo said...

But surely, you're not allowed to fuck up for yourself in Nannyland... Somebody has to responsible, else who can we sue?

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