I give you “The Craz-E”….
If we had really been properly awake over the last 40-odd years, then the monstrously self-regarding and wicked diet-hubris of the Enemy Classes, towards those classes of people they instinctively shrink from, and have for all eternity despised and feared, such as those who live in poverty, and the fat, and the smokers, could have been nipped in the bud.
For example: we had everything on our side: the Green Revolution was in full swing and on the side of people, and aginst hunger, starvation and socialist methods of United-Nations-managed-mass death, such as famines and “disasters”….and “terribly-bitterly-cold Upper-Jipoopooland Winters” (usually in hot places like Afghanistan.) We could have had the UN closed down in 1964 and nobody who then mattered would have noticed!
Sex on film and in public had only just been invented, and Kenneth Tynan had only just finished saying F*** on live Wireless Tele Vision, and getting lambasted for it – we could have had the media to ourselves! Just think of the fun – “BIG BRAINBOX”, a reality-TV show in which extremely clever and well-regarded libertarian-philosophy-student-wannabe-professors are marooned in a “house” for weeks, debating and disputing points of epistemology, and you have to vote out the least anti-Gramscian one each day! Their average age is about 19, they have no bodypiercings or tattoos, they’re all up at Corpus or St John’s, and they know everything….
As Frenkie Howerd would have said….”Twitter-ye not!”
Then again, the Universities were still happily small in number – and still contained people who taught only truth: “environmental sciences, “sports-psychology-with-criminology-and-health-club-management” and “health and social care”, had not yet been even tentatively wheeled out. We could have shot all the young wierdy-beardy GramscoMarxists who’d been parachuted into the Teacher Training Colls, and still nobody’d have noticed!
We could have even shot them behind the bike-sheds, and put their bodies into the dump-bins, or whetever we had in those days. The “dustmen” could have even taken them away.
We lost our chance to kill, char-grill and eat these bloody murdering people, while they were yet few in number, timid, and relatively undangerous. Our last chance for a certain, swift and clean ideological victory probably vanished, either with the Bandung Conference, or the first Club of Rome meeting.
We lost our chance to save the world in return for practically no spent money and time, in about 1960. Or perhaps 1944: worse and less forgiveable. Chris Tame and Sean Gabb were born thirty years too late. We will have to work harder now, like Stakhanov.
EAT A BIG MAC, WITH THANKS FOR Cartwright, Watt, Arkwright and Faraday, and Norman Borlaug too, AND ENRAGE POLLY TOYNBEE and George Monbiot, TODAY.
Then, chargrill them and eat them, later, when we are on our uppers due to their efforts.