Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Life is never fair. So why does Labour pretend it can be?

"Just making sure life is fair, sir - I've just cauterized your witty banter which was making you such a hit with the ladies - that was really turning all of the other men a really nasty shade of green, sir. We can't have that, I'm afraid. It's unfair."

Sir Huffchester's latest ponderings are particularly interesting this morning because they contain a hefty reference to Atlas Shrugged.


Alas, he fails to mention one of Uncle Murray's favourite Sci-Fi novels, Harrison Bergeron, a superb book turned into the movie 2081, but it's still a pretty good piece, for all that.

Comment on article:
Jack Maturin on February 24, 2010 at 07:16 AM

Sir Huff, if you liked Atlas Shrugged, why don't you try the Kurt Vonnegut novel, Harrison Bergeron?

This was adapted into a recent film, 2081, the strapline of which was:

"Everyone will finally be equal"

The DVD of this film has just been released.

Another book you might want to try is:

"The Menace of the Herd or Procrustes At Large"

This is a book on socialism by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn.


byafi said...

Harrison Bergeron is actually a very short story, which can be read at

My favorite character is the United States Handicapper General.

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Jack Maturin said...

It's a shame Mr V didn't turn it into a fuller novel. SlaughterHouse V is such a great anti-war piece, that a fully-fledged Harrison Bergeron would have been brilliant to go alongside it.

But then, would that have left room for Ice-9? :-)