In the modern world, with the breakdown of community and the eclipse of religion as a large part of life, all we have left is the society we make. If the society is unfair, then resentments have no outlets.
I have said before – people will put up with a lot if they know that we are all in the same boat. But when some people have it all and are riding rough-shod over the rest, then there is no society. There is just a fractured mass of people.
I said something along these lines yesterday, in conversation with a woman that Tamara and I met in a cafe. And then last night I read a similar statement in the newspaper. There must be something in the air.
That ‘something in the air’ kind of goes against the statement that all we have is each other. Funny old world,