History Our Cradle
posted by October 16 at 9:52 AMon
For those whose happiness is all the more intense when exploring the ins and out of the cradle of our type of mind…
…that cradle being the Victorian world of trains, detectives, factories, Dickens, industrial cities, steam power and so on, you (as I did) will love this little detail in a BBC report about an MP who wants to establish a law that bans the keeping of primates as pets:
The Shropshire MP said he would use his Ten Minute Rule Bill, which he will present in the Commons on Tuesday afternoon, to highlight why the practice of keeping the animals had no place in modern society.
“Are we a modern country or are we a country stuck in Victorian times that likes to keep primates in confined spaces in order to entertain us,” he told BBC News.
To be totally unstuck from Victorian times is to change precisely what it is that makes us what we are now.