Ed Driscoll

You Know You're Over the Target When You Start Receiving Fark

One of the more impressionable lads at Fark.com links to my post on John Cleese having second thoughts on England’s cultural decline under the following headline:

The right wing blogodome’s barely coherent, feces-throwing rage of the day: Monty Python is responsible for creating nanny state England because of its weekly assault on traditional values

That’s not quite what I wrote of course — and frankly, I don’t recall flinging much of any substances — not even Diet Coke — when I wrote the post, but to each his own, I guess.

Of course, as Cleese said:

“There were disadvantages to the old culture, it was a bit stuffy and it was more sexist and more racist. But it was an educated and middle-class culture. Now it’s a yob culture. The values are so strange.”

One could say that about what passes for modern “progressivism” on both sides of the Atlantic, it seems.