Monday, December 15, 2008

Arrogance in Action


Holland scrapping liberal policies on drugs and brothels to clean up image

The Dutch are rethinking their famously liberal polices on legalised brothels, prostitution and soft drugs, such as magic mushrooms and cannabis, amid fears of growing crime and social decline.

This little quote stood out:

"The country is turning more conservative," said historian and author Han van den Horst. "There is a move away from sex, drugs and rock'n'roll towards some pretty bourgeois values."

'Conservative' equals 'bourgeois.' Right, got it.


Link said...

Jacob, you should know as well as I do that the middle class can be a very conservative. They have a taste of the good life and they'll hold on tight to keep it.

Jacob said...

Link, I'm interested in where you're from.