mercredi 28 janvier 2009


The strikes in France have already prompted the same ideological tics. The teachers's strike starts media talk of the 'service minimal' and the transport strikes of 'the unions taking the people as hostage'. The latter is an incredibly irritating and lazy characterisation of the scene. A strike is unanalogable to a hostage taking situation. Then again, the government could start shooting and kill all the hostage takers and free the hostages. Only, then, who would drive the trains? The madness of analogy.