Friday, 31 August 2012
Sir Francis Galton Vindicated?
After watching an amazing programme on BBC1 yesterday evening about New Charter Housing, I am beginning to think Sir Francis Galton may actually have had a valid point when he lectured on what uncontrolled and reckless breeding from certain members of the 'lower orders' would lead to. Anyone who watched the programme which was called Neighbourhood Watched will probably understand where I am coming from.
This programme is not a good advertisement for Tameside. In fact viewers could be forgiven for thinking that Tameside is largely inhabited by inbreds and simpletons. Some of the people featured in the programme were truly disgraceful. I felt so sorry for the neighbour of the lout who constantly played loud music. What would happen to people like that thuggish lout if there was no welfare state to support his existence, would he perish or would he realise the game was up and sort himself out to survive?
If you missed the programme you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here.