In response to this, which I thought was clever and insightful, we have the genius.
Gautam Malkani, "Britain burns the colour of A Clockwork Orange," Financial Times.com. August 12, 2011
htuoh | August 13. 9:07am
I am afraid you did not understand the book, nor read any other of Mr. Burgess' work, such as "The Wanting Seed."
I doubt you can be instructed, so I will not bother. Waste of breath calming a reactionary. Ask Obama--now.
For others reading, the main character in Clockwork is only 14, and largely a canvas painted by a cruel, stupid, sadistic and (viz. this exhortation against "those" criminals) authoritarian culture.
Not sadistic? Purple rain, application of homelessness, mass harvesting of pension savings by the rich, etc. Deprivation and infliction are key enjoyments of "nobility" or 'Bushes." A family that, by the way, made their early New England fortunes in the slave trade. Talk about enjoyment of cruelty.
What about those sadistic youth?--I can hear the response now. And I refer to my earlier statement that debate with a reactionary is a waste of breath.
Burgess' desolate point, that. Like the icecaps of intelligence melting, you will not do other than react angrily and feed the sterility coming.
Knew Burgess in New York. Very enjoyable to converse with.
Yeah, the melting icecaps of intelligence feeding the coming sterility and Bush's family getting rich in the 18th Century slave trade. Now, why didn't I think of that?