Saturday, 14 March 2015

Rather dehumanising

Seems appropriate these days

But then railway travelling – all gregarious functions – are rather dehumanising. They evoke enterprise and selfishness, even at the ‘festive season’.
Walter de la Mare - A Froward Child (1934)

A curiously sinister yet accurate observation. I'm reminded of Red Nose Day with its grim determination to twist our charitable instincts into another aspect of celebrity culture. Is this rather dehumanising too? Yes - I think it is.


Sackerson said...

I remember some comment of William Morris about being carried around the country like a parcel.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I wonder what he would have made of Ryanair?