In England, a group thinks there should be a randomly selected jury of citizens to rein in the brilliantly named “feral elites” who are wrecking society. The group, which includes Phillip Pullman, wants the jury to look into representatives’ expense accounts, bankers’ bonuses, the phone hacking scandal, media ownership, and police behavior.
I wonder what the – what? anti-elite elitists? domestic elites? – anyway, what do they think of
these E-petitions? Probably they don’t think much of them. Pullman and friends don’t ask that the jury of citizens examine academia, freedom of religion, or the country’s relationship with the EU, or if prisoners are coddled. In those are areas the elites are doing just fine, I guess.