Whiling away the minutes, I played with my un-top-of-the-range, steam-driven, Android phone and took a peek or two at Facebook.
I saw last night that one of my FB friends whom I always thought to be a thinking man, had his name on a link to the above logo'd rag. "Oh dear," thinks me - "not another one..."
Because of who it was - I clicked on the link and read the piece, which was indeed semi-racist bullshit of the lowest order; praising to the skies some white middle-classed woman who described her local high street as being like a "foreign country" because this country allows in "all those bloody darkies" (I paraphrase, but that was the message).
I was about to key in a comment of acerbic abrasiveness, not being in the best of moods after my evening's wage slavery, but Facebook wouldn't allow it.
It was then that I noticed my friend had only commented on the link which had been posted by someone else (not a mutual friend, hence I couldn't comment - probably for the best).
The comment was (and I love the punctuation) "Duncan. Please. Leave the Daily Mail alone. It'll slowly make a racist out of you."
And lo! my faith was restored that there is some decency left in this world.
I might need to steal that phrase, adjust it for whichever source is being used, and steel myself to respond in a similar manner to some of the shite that I see on an almost daily basis.