Monday, 10 September 2007

The State as Dystopian Pimp

In a followup to the Alan Johnson vote buying scandal, I have long had a view that H.G. Wells got it wrong in "The Time Machine". Now might be a good opportunity to replay my view.

H.G. Wells got it wrong. We will not evolve into "Eloi" and "Morlocks".

Instead of beautiful, lazy, inert but pretty people (Eloi) being preyed upon by the hard-working, violent industrial and ugly (Morlocks) we seem to be heading for a future with a mass of ugly lazy people preying on the hard working, with the State as pimp and enforcer.

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