Sunday 23 July 2017

Ian O'Doherty: As loath as I am to ban things. . .

Online ban: Ian with his dogs, Molly, left, and Sam. Photo by Damien Eagers
Online ban: Ian with his dogs, Molly, left, and Sam. Photo by Damien Eagers
Online ban: Ian with his dogs, Molly, left, and Sam. Photo by Damien Eagers
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Forget the pronouncements that we live in the Information Age, because surely this is the Grievance Age – an era when everybody has a grievance and everybody expects their grievance to take primacy over everybody else.

Which, ironically, only leads to a greater sense of, yes, grievance.

You don't even have to listen to radio phone-in shows, where the emotionally incontinent go to air their gripe to see this in action. Because while the hipsters on Twitter may sneer at the kind of folk who talk to Joe, they are no better.

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