Friday, January 31, 2003
Ben at the Australian Tory blog makes a good point against something I wrote the other day:
England's cricketers are much more directly connected with the political situation in Zimbabwe than the average Hollywood star is with the affairs of international politics. Whether or not they play cricket in Mugabe's blood-soaked backyard next month is a question about which their considered opinion is important. And in forming their opinions, one is delighted to gather that they are taking into account "moral, political and safety issues..." How one wishes the most highly paid participants in "the entertainment industry" would spend more time considering the same things with regard to their own work.
That's well said. I must admit I didn't consider (as I should've done) that the English team's political conscience is directly related to their work.