Monday, December 04, 2006

polls are awful and so are their results

So according to a poll of you people, in which I include myself, by which i mean represented from the small amount of people actually taking part in the poll, of which I don't count myself or you, unless by some strange coincidence you did take part in it, in which I really do mean you... see how fun polls can be?
Let me start again...

60% of people asked said they would support a ban on wearing the veil in public. Assuming these people are representative of the rest of the nation, of which I fall into the opposing 40%,
I have to ask the majority of you:What the hell is wrong with you people?
No, no let me start again.

Why ban the veil?You say the veils are a barrier to communication? So what? So are Geordie accents. I'm sorry to say this, but they are. Would you suppose we round up all the Geordie's and send them to elocution "camps"? This would make them speak "proper English" , by which I mean "majority southern English" (actually that's not a bad idea).

No of course not, it's a bad, insulting, pig headed suggestion.But how is it different from banning the veil for the same reason?Oh, I hear you cry; "It's the subjugation of women!". True that is it's origins, but so were bras. Should we ban them? (again, not an awful idea). It is possible for chauvinist pieces of cultural fashion to be adopted by women as their own. It seems to me that men have been trying to persuade women to take them off much over recent years. With this should we ban other sexist regalia, makeup, dresses, high heels?

Then you say that the veils are threatening and imposing to look at. Then why not suppose a ban on the "punk" style? With their unwashed faces, Mohawks, boots, spikey jackets and tattoos they’re actually trying to look imposing! Why not ban this instead? Then why not ban those who dress like the mean intimidating gang members from rap groups? These are large groups of people who deliberately try to look threatening. Why not ban those clothes?

Then you fall into further subcategories, too many piercings (some say one is too many), coloured hair (some hate the unnatural colours some hate any dye at all), ungroomed facial hair (some hate any facial hair), alternative hair styles (the army hates any hair). Being a fair democracy, I'm sure a majority against all these things exist, so why not ban them?
Regualtion haircuts and grey jumpsuits for all!

"Is it just or reasonable that most voices against the main end of government should enslave the less number that would be free? More just it is, doubtless, if it came to force, that a less number compel a greater to retain, which can be no wrong to them, their liberty, then that a greater number, for the pleasure of their baseness, compell a less most injourously to be their fellow slaves. They who seek nothing but their own just liberty, have always the right to win it, whenever they have the power, be the voices never so numerous that oppose it." - John Milton

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