I suppose there’s a reason for such juvenile arguments from a ten year old, but what excuse is there for the others? Yet these are not juvenile arguments but force-fed anti-capitalist, anti-growth, anti-common-sense sentiments that would never cross the mind of a ten year old. Even the slightest notion of where the clothes she wears, the food she eats, the heating for her home, the electricity that runs her TV, where any of these come from and what is required to bring them to her doorstep would be a start. But given the adults who surround her, what chance is there that she will find out herself? I tried to think of it as funny but I’m not in the mood. It is just part of that massive juggernaut of ignorance that I no longer think we can defend ourselves against.
From Tim Blair