Thursday, January 29, 2009

Common Sense

It seems timely that so soon after the inauguration of a new US president we have the anniversary of the birth of one of the fathers of the American Revolution. Thomas Paine, born 29th January 1737, left Britain, a country riven with the corruption of class and monarchy, to helped to inspire the American colonies to revolution. A hero of reason, democracy and individuality.

Over 200 years later and here in the UK we are not citizens, but still the subjects of a tribal chieftain class, stained by the perversion of an unelected upper house.

1 comment:

Michael said...

True, true, but is the average American any better off than we are?
They have their own tribal chieftain classes now - and they act like Kings of old.