In what universe is designer John Galliano a 'victim' of his 'demons'? I know she's his lawyer and she has to do the best she can, but this is not it.
The whole 'demons' schtick is one we've been seeing a lot of lately, notably in reference to Matthew Newton. See, it wasn't them; the devil made them do it. I wonder whether someone's done a study of the four-way connection, if any, between the contemporary fashion in mass culture for supernatural creatures, the resurgence of evangelical Christianity, the excusing of vile behaviour on the grounds that some external and evil supernatural force is responsible, and the changing fashions in vocabulary among journalists and lawyers.
It's not as if people in general need any encouragement to shove responsibility for thoughtless, self-indulgent, sexist, violent or murderous behaviour onto something or someone else. We're really good at that already.
In which the pond discovers Baxendale is quiet on oppression, and prattling Polonius feels oppressed ... - Others have observed the recent war going down amongst the more vicious and repetitive and simple-minded reptiles, as in Meade *here* ... *...Lisa Oldfie...
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