Tuesday 2 August 2011

Mad As Hell?

I heard on the radio that, in polls, some 70 per cent of Americans now assent to the proposition 'I'm as mad as Hell and I'm not going to take it any more'. Well, God bless America! In this country - where, God knows, we have every reason to feel mad as Hell about the political/cultural elite's apparent determination to send us off on the highway to Hell in a fleet of custom-built handcarts - you'd be lucky to get 70 per cent to assent to the proposition 'I'm really a bit cross, since you ask, but I know I'm going to have to carry on taking it for the foreseeable future'. Which, I wonder, is the healthier approach? Is being mad as Hell likely to make the slightest difference? Do we really have any other option but to carry on 'taking it'?


  1. I highly doubt the accuracy of those polls, unless the full phrase was "I'm as mad as Hell and I'm not going to take it any more...right after I finish watching American Idol and eating this pint of Ben and Jerry's...no, I don't know where my polling place is - why do you ask?"