Paradox Of Our Time

Is that “sound” theory tends to destroy the state of affairs it aims to achieve, said Northrop in 1946. Always suspicious of “our time” claims about timeless issues, paricularly post 9/11, post blogging etc, next big thing claims generally, but I guess that was a period where global political organisation was truly in the spotlight.

Reminded of this by the current Guiness Ad on UK TV at the moment – where the young cowboy sets the wild horse free, and (you’ve guessed) a happy ending ensues. Cheesey, but true.

Neil Hannon puts it several ways in a Divine Comedy song I’ve quoted from before, The Certainty Of Chance, this stanza in particular.
You must go and I must set you free,
‘Cos only that only will bring you back to me.

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