DUBAI: This is with reference to George Fulton’s article in Editorial & Opinion titled ‘At least we are not Dubai’ (April 21). He makes some valid points — yes we are a consumer driven society, there is racism and everything looks over-the-top.
However, I do think that Mr Fulton has been slightly judgmental and has made many sweeping generalisations. In particular, I was surprised by the following statements: ”Slack-jawed zombies roam around consuming food, clothes and electronics in a desperate attempt to fill the emptiness of their existence. The people are modern day Gatsbys, buying shirts & books they will never read.”
How does the writer know all this? I’m afraid by and large the analysis is as shallow as he makes out Dubai to be.
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