Back to week in and it seems that schule is impending. The gym had numerous weight bouncers and educationalists this morning although not quite up to session levels. Happily their timing was such that we did not contend for the same bits of floor at the same time. And the staff was rather peeved at this for blocking one of the exits with equipment and gaining a fire department warning.
On the less bright side the podcast this morning was an episode of the CBC’s “Best of Ideas” dealing with genderism. It was a repeat about a family raising their children gender ambiguously but worth hearing again to be reminded of the tyranny that is inherent to humans. And the merits of proper disrespect for false authority.
On which azimuth, I noted an article [Link] this weekend from the Register about how people flying on commercial aircraft in England aren’t bothering to disengage their cellular telephones. Or, at least, 0.56 of them aren’t. And something like a Lanchestrian monopoly have their on after the airplane has landed.
And the amazing thing is that the electronics controlling the aircraft is all blissfully uninterrupted by this.
I find this wonderful, admirable. A thrilling expression of disobedience to an overwhelming nanny state. And by a people who not only carry gas masks about but don’t stuff the bags full of kibble. Or at least they did during the Great Patriotic War.
Despite having – rightfully – ejected these people from our boundaries at point of bayonet, I do think there are times we should learn from them. This is one of those times. Americans today are entirely too easily nannied and we are rotting for it.