Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last Sunday we were in a London park.
Around bout 3 most of the men left it to the women and the children.
There was a strange kind of silence in the air.
Then we heard one excited collective scream.
Then silence again.
And the next day the papers were full of abuse.
Some columnist said that if "the few" had defended as badly as the English football team we would all be speaking German.
And when we caught the tube this morning the carriage was snowed under with more abusive newsprint.
And all over an event that in itself has no significance whatsoever.
Perhaps that is what makes it so useful a device for projection.
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