Alan Kenyon: drop guilt, accept cyber-age Eden.

17 Sep

A message from my friend Jay put me on to this story from Daily Express:

Fears that Britain is home to a “shameless” generation dependent on state handouts were underlined yesterday by a man who has spent a staggering 35 years out of work.

Apparently the Express was not referring to some toff born with a silver spoon to stir his tea with, but to a Mister Alan Kenyon. He has been responsible for £100,000 (in today’s money) worth of consumer spending, without the formality of being employed since the 1970s.

He likes to tour London on the free bus pass, and he listens to his collection of 12,000 records, or watches one of his 3,000 videos.

By riding the bus he helps to keep the subsidy going from public money to the bus company. By buying records and videos he helps to keep these desperately struggling industries in hope.

The Express writer goes on about people who

struggle to make ends meet after spending their lives working hard and paying taxes…

and

millions in full-time jobs working all hours through the recession

and quotes Mr Kenyon

“Sometimes it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day. I thought I’d drop out for a year but it ended up turning into 30.”

Mister Kenyon has discovered the style of life of the alleged Adam and Eve before they were alleged to upset the great alleged thistle-thrower in the sky. What is wrong with that? The simple truth that the Express writer refuses to face is that:

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH JOBS TO GO ROUND. THOSE INDIVIDUALS OF INSIGHT, WHOSE SELF-ESTEEM DOES NOT DEPEND UPON THE VULGAR SOCIAL HABIT OF WAGE CHASING, ARE NOT LAZY. THEY WORK HARD AT THEIR HOBBIES.

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One Response to “Alan Kenyon: drop guilt, accept cyber-age Eden.”

  1. Vincent September 19, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Amen.

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