However, I am not linking because it's a new idea, but because of this particular comment pointed out by someone on metafilter. The comment I've linked to criticises David Mitchell, most aggressively. The opinion expressed on metafilter is that David Mitchell wrote it.
You know, I think he could be right. it's an interesting thought. The writing style is familiar, and it ends with a sly undermining joke, which is perhaps a nod to the wise.
I'm beginning to learn that I don't give a damn what you do or do not like... it's a bit bloody much to be told that what in fact we suffer from is an excess of successful democracy. The man's a comedian.