September 17th, 2004
|01:38 am - Some good news, and some stupid people ...|
The good news is that the Government here has passed a bill which will ban fox hunting, starting in 2006 (not sure what was wrong with, say, immediately, but 2006 will do).
The stupid people are the protesters. They protested in London, and it seems that scuffles broke out. One MP got hit on her way into Parliament. Five or so protesters ran in to the middle of the House of Commons (thus proving again that security there needs to be handled competently, rather than traditionally, although they did apparently have inside help).
Some of the protesters were later interviewed, and there the stupidity revealed itself. Among other things, they excused the violence because they've been protesting to save fox hunting for seven years now, and no-one's paying them attention (everyone say "Awwwwww" now). One person said that these incidents were good, because it's given them world-wide publicity. My snarky reply to the TV was "Yeah, world-wide publicity as IDIOTS".
Further, they fundamentally fail to understand that the rest of the world is (mostly) even less likely to want them to continue fox hunting, and probably can't believe that it wasn't stopped years ago. Most of the people in their own country want it stopped too.
(speaking of "world-wide" - did any of the above make it to non-UK news services ?)
Current Mood: irked
Current Music: Various drum&bass
It was on all the Australian non-cable news services. I don't have cable so I can't comment on that.
yeah, twas in the news here (though sometimes I wonder if we aren't part of the UK anyway, but that's another rant for another day)
it was reported in the 'and on a lighter note' section of the news (aka, Look at these total idiots doing stupid things)
Yup, that's the bit I'm having trouble with. They seem to assume that if people notice them and their cause they can't fail to be persuaded that fox-hunting is something that must be preserved. There seems to be a flaw in that logic somewhere.
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