Registered On: April 2, 2014
The expression ‘personal responsibility’ is a loaded term in politics. It’s handy for the Tories because it means the poor have nobody to blame but themselves. It suggests that dependence on the State is due to weakness and fecklessness. It means that poverty is something not to be pitied, but to be ashamed of.
In contrast, it means the wealthy, successful and uniquely brilliant are so because they take responsibility.
Interesting, the way that language can shape the way people think, and vice-versa.
Oh, and Gurn would never be caught hurling invective as dull and unimaginative as ‘sick twat’!