Tuesday, 30 October 2012

There can be such a thing as society, and I think Maggie would agree...

In making a point about everything having to be paid for by some real person and done by some real person, there being no separate, mystical, entity with money, time and labour to do things for us, prime minister Margret Thatcher utterd the oft quoted words "there is no such thing as society".

Given the way the meaning of this phrase has been misrepresented over the years, I would like to re-present the same argument but in a slightly different way.

1) There is such a thing as society.
2) Everything that is done, society has to do.
3) Everything that is done, society has to pay for .
4) You are society, what you want done you must do, what you want done you must pay for.


1 comment:

  1. Agreed, but your "oft quoted" should say "oft misquoted" because one should read the whole sentence, not just the headline-catching part. I think that she was saying the opposite to that generally accepted.