Simplicity itself

This quote is bounding around the PFJ blogomong at a rate of knots. It deserves to. I give you Mr Eugenides:

The main argument now, increasingly, is between those who view the state as an enabler and those who view it as, at best, a sometimes necessary irritant. To employ a massively oversimplified analogy, statists seem to think that the state should act as captain, coach, physio, kitman, ballboy, PR department, groundsman, ticketing department, FIFA representative, the guy with the half time oranges, agent, translator, WAG, turnstile operator, matchday police, the guy selling the big flags outside the ground and the guy confiscating the big flags on the way into the ground.

Libertarians just want a guy with a fucking whistle.




About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

2 Responses to Simplicity itself

  1. BTS says:

    I saw the tag and thought I’d found fame at last..

    And on the same day that Obnoxio kicked off with ‘People are cunts’ without even giving me a mention. Alas..

    I think I’ll have a drink then.

  2. FaustiesBlog says:

    Eugenides does have pearls to offer now and then. Amazing that he takes exception to Old Holborn!

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