Saturday, July 03, 2010
The invasion of the mind snatchers
When ever TMP looks through any "social media" it is plain that the vast majority of those present enjoy a normal and healthy sense of perspective and humour. Spades are called spades, cynicism is rife and healthy, and the pompous are exposed without quarter.
So what on earth is it about the effect of the presence of "the meedja" when these normal people feel obliged to abandon their innate common sense, and adopt the received wisdom of the knitted-muesli bearded PC classes, and start talking in the strange dialogue of those (relatively few) social inadequates who have decided that nanny state knows best.
These hard core folks have got vast numbers of (otherwise?) normal folks to ride bikes wearing absurd confections that a party balloon bender might create; they have banned smoking yet bend over backwards to try and understand and accommodate addicts of the sort of drugs that are blamed for 50% of all theft crime. They want to bring back people carrying red flags to precede cars in urban streets.
When interviewed just now on "Look East" a fireman who has just extinguished a blaze in a junk yard wibbled on about "protecting the environment" from oil seepage, when the (in)correct/right response was "these pikey dickheads were dismantling cars with petrol in the tanks using acetylene cutters - what a bunch of compete twats..."
Is the industry that denies Darwin his just desserts still so far out of control that some normal people are starting to actually absorb and believe this claptrap..?
James Mays had it right. Never mind dreaming up thousands of wittering laws designed to create work for the nanny client state industry: just "don't be an arse".