Monday, April 30, 2007

English town: Leather on furniture may offend vegetarians

According to this story, a flap has developed in the English town of Totnes over whether or not desks in a very old guildhalll should be recovered in leather, plastic, or sanded and stained. Recovered in plastic? Now that certainly does justice to a 16th century historic site, doesn't it? The former mayor's comments are spot on, IMHO, what "cheapskates". The greater question here is, why are they worried about "offending" a small minority of people, who actively CHOOSE their lifestyle ( not to mention who can also CHOOSE to be offended or not be offended ) instead of doing what is in the best interest of these historic artifacts? It's political correctness run completely amok, and is indicative of one of the things that is so wrong with today's society: offending someone is one of the single worst things you can do, it must be avoided at all costs, even at the cost of common sense. It's really a shame what's happened to Great Britain. What was one of the world's most glorious nations for centuries has become like the rest of Europe: a cesspool of emasculated political correctness, hypersensitivity, nanny-ism, and entitlement-ism. Funny and sad at the same time.


padraig said...

There is some good news from England:,,2069814,00.html

Kudos to Laurie Pycroft and Pro-Test for standing up to these bullies.

Grizzly Bear said...

Thanks for the link, padraig. Yes, it's quite impressive how young Mr. Pycroft and his Pro-Test group have turned public opinion in favor of medical research at Oxford. Not all coming from the other side of the big pond is bad news. If there are more young people like Laurie, perhaps there is hope for England after all.