WHATEVER the public believe things are about, they are actually about something else entirely, clever people have confirmed.
The clever people also revealed that the situation is a lot more complicated than everybody else is prepared to concede, or can probably imagine
Tom Logan, 37, a clever person who lives in London, said: “It is all about context. This morning I burned some toast. The knee-jerk response would have been to blame the settings on the toaster.
“However, when I put my initial emotional reaction aside, I quickly saw that my toast was part of a much wider global picture.”
He added: “My thoughts turned to the underpaid factory workers of China who had made the toaster, the mainstream media that – to serve the business interests of its paymasters – refuses to draw attention to their plight, the smug complacency of a consumer society that turns a blind eye to totalitarianism in return for cheap consumer goods, and the hypocrisy of western governments.
“Suddenly it was clear to me that while I could in no way condone the actions of the toaster, nor could I blame it for what had happened.
“No, the responsibility for the burning of my toast lies not with my toaster, but with all of us – especially you.”