What’s your fucking soma?

As some may have gathered I have an opinion or two and I can get a little worked up now and then. And from this twee sentence much can be extrapolated to demonstrate and perhaps explain why this country is so fucked up. I am of a type that brings self deprecation to an art form, we do it so often, without thinking and so bleedin’ demurely. And it is such bad form to maybe make the occasional observation that perhaps some people might be behaving a tad shadily.

Of course the old class system plays it’s insidious part and is incorporated within the corrupt system. The latest hybrid of capitalism gives a structure which the powerful and the privileged use to their advantage. And so we move on from feudalism through to modern financial slavery. The evidence is all around: british gas raise electricity prices by 12.5%, water company cartels, leasehold rip offs, ceo pay; this country is a world leader in running tax havens in which up to 32 trillion pounds, that’s £32 000 000 000 000, of effectively stolen loot is kept. And every few years the dupes of this benighted country vote for people who maintain and develop all this.

Camp Bestival also captured much of this bollocks; it’s now a massive tented shopping emporium with a bit of music tacked on, people stuffing their gullets with such a wondrous choice of foods and drinks, want to find out what’s on, oh that will be £10 for a programme, what the fuck! but you get a bag with it, a ‘bag for life’ says some wag next to me, fuck off the both of you. And what choice of ‘real ales’ amongst all this cornucopia of choice? One, just one. My soma of choice limited to one, and certainly no cannabis for sale amongst the corporatised outlets. Kate wants to be at the front of the main stage early so that she can gaze upon her somatic hero Suggs and on reflection a really good move as we stay for hours ensconced at the barrier a few feet from the stage and just experience what the whole thing is supposed to be about and we have a great time with just the music, and when the little folk try to push their way in front of us just before Madness come on? No way.

What keeps so many of us in such a soporific state that we allow this bollocks to continue?

Last time any of us got really worked up was with the poll tax and it was changed. Maybe a little lesson there.

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Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.

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