Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Reductio ad absurdum

Paraphrasing Yuga's comments on blogging as a privilege and not a right:

Yes, writing is a privilege. It is not for everybody. It is only for those who have pen and paper. It is only for those who have enough time on their hands. It is only for those who have something to write or say.

So, don’t be surprised to learn that the demographics of writers are the ones who can pay for pen and ink and paper in their homes and offices or even that goose quill or fountain pen. Don’t be surprised that these writers are the ones who have enough time to write and read instead of worrying about their eight-to-five jobs (or worse, look for a job)....


Wow. With this sort of thinking, could a Charles Dickens or Jose Rizal or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Anne Frank ever emerge?