Fucking thanatacism.

Saw John Murry last night with Hector in a brilliant little venue called The Talking Heads in Southampton, intimate and wonderful.  Tickets were £14 which, as Hector said, would just about cover rip off admin charges for many musical experiences. Which causes a mild dilemma within me as John Murry is as good as many musicians earning obscene amounts, so why does he not get more? I almost feel guilty paying a relatively small amount (except I didn’t as Hector bought the tickets, thanks Mike) and think what distortions our capitalist system (almost wrote society, but thatch burnt that concept) is wringing from homo sapiens.

Sapiens means wise but our capitalocene (a possible alternative to anthropocene for our current era) period suggests we are anything but wise, and seemingly getting stupider by the day as evidenced by the people we elect to lead us into thanatic oblivion (from Thanaticism: a social order which subordinates the production of use values to the production of exchange value, to the point that the production of exchange value threatens to extinguish the conditions of existence of use value.) 

Somewhat appropriate as thanatacism sounds much like thatcherism. And it is, I think, valid to state that continuing environmental destruction, increasingly violent climactic events and societal breakdown are a natural consequence of capitalism. Burn baby burn. There is an increasing clamour for an ethical, moral, economic and political realignment. drumf, farage and co represent our current nadir, can we change?

And then there’s exponential population growth, the fucking great pachyderm in our warming environment.

Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.

 

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