Friday, 11 February 2005

Dalrymple & The Onion

by Dom Corrigan

"America's finest news source" takes a side-swipe at Dr. Anthony Daniels, one of the UK's sharpest social and political commentators who often writes under the nom de plume of Theodore Dalrymple.

Will the agitating-clothes washing tub ruin our women's character with idleness?An editorial opinion by the Reverend Doctor X. Lucius Dalrymple

It is fairly easy for the liberal left to knock Dr. Daniels. Much of what he writes would not be considered politically correct. A regular theme involves the devasting effect on individuals, and especially the poor, living in a society where they are divorced from the consequences of their actions. A cycle traps the poor in poverty and illegitimacy, destroys family life, and contributes to the waste of so much potential and life because they are told that nothing that they do is their responsibility, or their fault but, rather, it is society's problem and responsibility.

This ground has been trodden before, but rarely as eloquently and with as much power as by Dr. Daniels.

"I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk-blood to keep from running out.

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
" - Neil Young

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