Client: I want it gold… like the gold in the glitter I have here.
Client: I just faxed you the glitter. Use that color of gold.
Me: When you fax something you know the recipient receives a black print out.
Client: Oh, I’ll just mail it to you then.
Me: That’s okay - I can make this text on your website gold without the glitter.
Client: No, I’ll feel better if you can see what I’m talking about.
A few days later I received an envelope full of glitter.
Why am I surprised that these young people behave destructively, “mindlessly”, motivated only by self-interest? How should we describe the actions of the city bankers who brought our economy to its knees in 2010? Altruistic? Mindful? Kind? But then again, they do wear suits, so they deserve to be bailed out, perhaps that’s why not one of them has been imprisoned. And they got away with a lot more than a few fucking pairs of trainers.
These young people have no sense of community because they haven’t been given one. They have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing.
If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together.” —
Just a few paragraphs from a well-penned article by Russell Brand writing for “The Guardian”.
Full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/11/london-riots-davidcameron