P.J. O'Rourke

Jag sitter just och skriver en text om den amerikanske debattören och humoristen P.J. O'Rourke. I detta sprang jag på nedanstående citat, som jag nästan hade glömt bort. Det förtjänar att bloggas upp...

"Our government gets more than thugs in a protection racket demand, more even than discarded first wives of famous rich men receive in divorce court. Then this government, swollen and arrogant with pelf, goes butting into our business. It checks the amount of tropical oils in our snack foods, tells us what kind of gasoline we can buy for our cars and how fast we can drive them, bosses us around about retirement, education and what's on TV; counts our noses and asks fresh questions about who's still living at home and how many bathrooms we have; decides whether the door to our office or shop should have steps or a wheelchair ramp; decrees the gender and complexion of the people to be hired there; lectures us on safe sex; dictates what we can sniff, smoke, and swallow; and waylays young men, ships them to distant places and tells them to shoot people they don't even know."

Ur boken Parliament of Whores.

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