Thursday, September 15, 2005

Triumph of Political Correctness

The new statue unveiled in Trafalgar Square today is a celebration of political correctness.

The sculptor, Marc Quinn, says the disabled "are the most under-represented in the history of art".

Alison Lapper has overcome severe disability to raise a child. However, this does not merit a statue being unveiled to honour her.

6 comments:

Jon said...

There is already a statue celebrating a 'disabled' person in Trafalgar square - the only difference is that when it was errected people concentrated upon achievement rather than victimhood.

Snafu said...

Jon, I totally agree.

BigRedOne said...

Quite. One of them led our navy to victory and determined the fate of two countries, and quite possibly world history at that point. One of them has raised a child. Slight difference there.

Snafu said...

FBB, she hasn't done it totally alone. Social services have been able to help her.

"We went through five au pairs [in] the first year."

Gary Monro said...

Ms Lapper - in the form of a statue - is a totem, a symbol of an ideology rather than anything herself. She achieves her virtue by being disabled - hardly an earned or worked-for achievement. She's lauded simply because she's not male and not military. I imagine Red Ken curses each night that she didn't have the courtesy to be black and lesbian. He'd have the full set then...

BigRedOne said...

Snafu - wtf? So in the end, the taxpayer gets to pay for this crap twice? Because we're all created equal? What utter rot.