You can’t say that!

Irish writer Kevin Myers on some unpleasant facts of the situation in much of Africa: “Africa is giving nothing to anyone — apart from AIDS.”
I’m surprised that anyone would take the personal hit of saying so much that our ‘tolerant’ PC society considers simply unspeakable (even if true). As he himself says in the article:

There is, no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual system; but I do not know what it is. There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this.

It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, letter-writing wrathful, a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority. It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O’Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously. So be it.


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3 Responses to “You can’t say that!”

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