[OT] Mediocre Britain

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 02:21:59 EDT 2011


On 08/29/2011 02:55 AM, Timothy Miller wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2011, at 12:31 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>
>> Frankly I don't really care about fairness that much; has life been "fair" to you, has it been "fair" to me? A silly question which has no real answer (probably because the word, 'fair', at its centre is almost semantically empty). I am a human being, who, as a human being, cares more about his kids than somebody else's. I am not going to pretend (as we, in Scotland, know full well how they pretend 'doun sooth') that I
>> am a wishy-washy liberal who, by stretching his resources to be 'fair' helps no one at all.
> I didn't say that you ought to be fair.
>
> On the other hand, many voters, politicians, teachers, administrators and parents are very concerned about fairness. You might have trouble persuading them that they have it all wrong. While you're doing that, they will be trying to persuade you that you have it all wrong.

Indeed.

> Have fun.

Not likely, mate; I have to get on and put my nose to the grindstone for 
my children's expensive education . . .  :)

>
> Tim
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