Tuesday, December 16, 2003

George Monbiot on the Wright Brothers: breathtakingly reactionary

According to Monbiot's festering view of history and humanity, we should remember the anniversary as the moment of creation for a weapon of mass destruction (the bomber), an instrument of global domination (tourism), a destroyer of the planet (global warming), and an incidious excuse for government kick-backs (to the aviation industry).

Human freedom, overcoming nature, broadening horizons - all these things become twisted in the misanthropic imagination of Monbiot, who somehow has the reputation for being a radical but would society backwards given half a chance.

Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | A weapon with wings

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