Albion, Art, Books, Trickster

Stuck in a Groove…

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Never get out of the boat… Unless you’re going… All the way… The boat of accepted history… In this case… Looks like a ramshackle affair… From the outside… We’ve already considered… Evolution from ape-like forebears… None of whom have ever been found… So we probably now have to consider… The machinations of the political state too… An even more ramshackle edifice… With protruding spikes… The first clue… Is to realise… That despite lots… And lots… Of promises… To the contrary… Things do not get better… They get worse!… In what way then… Can we said to be progressing?…

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There isn’t really any answer to that one… We’re becoming more equal… They opine… But as everybody now knows… All people are equal… But some people… Are more equal than others… Those who are more equal… Are a lot richer too… And they don’t have to follow… The laws and regulations… That those who are less equal do… In fact they can break those laws… With impunity… Over and over again… And they are never punished… Nor do they lose… Their exceptionally well remunerated positions of power… In fact they are more than likely to be promoted… Or even… Granted an honour.

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Does that sound like a good system?… If it sounds like a corrupt system… That’s probably because… It is corrupt… But nothing gets done about it… Until years later… When the honoured gentleman… Or lady… Pop their clogs… And all their crimes come to light… And everybody is suddenly… All over it… Mistakes were made… Lessons will be learned… We will change things… So that this can never… Ever happen again… But they don’t… And it does… On and on… Like a scratched record… That no longer functions… As it is supposed to… What was known in the trade, perhaps… As a porky prime cut… Not!

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