Ever heard of them? They are everywhere. They infest the blogosphere* with their opinions and ‘facts’, they moan and whine and bitch. Some of them get to write for a national newspaper, some even write books and go on the telly. They can be Eustonistas, anti-GATSO campaigners (read: criminal vandals), conspiracy theorists, traveller haters, libertarian wackos and all sorts of odd things.
I refer of course to the ‘Middle Class, Middle Aged, Balding Angry White Bloke’ (MCMABAWB), that mainly British phenomenon of man who makes it his life’s work to escalate minor quibbles into issues of life and death.
Of course, I am grossly generalising. After all, not all of them are balding (some are positively hirsuit, others have gone beyong the end of ‘balding’ into fully balded territory), I’m sure some think of themselves as Working Class or outside the class system (just ‘ordinary blokes’) and not as much angry asn indignant.
And, of course, I could quite easily be tarred with the same brush. However, better to know what you are, I say.
(* I hate that word, don’t you?)