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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Purpled Sepulchre

Now that the shopping is more or less done, Britain's Head Boy has ordered Nick to root about a bit in Downing Street's copy of the Gove Bible, and has had a bit of a burble unto the proles about how much nicer it is to pay the bedroom tax than to receive social security. Daveybloke burbled about some nice things Isaiah said about Tony Blair, which were set to music by Handel because Cliff Richard wasn't available at the time: "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." This past year, of course, Daveybloke himself aspired to that last title by flogging weapons in the Middle East and trying to bomb Syria; and his speech-writers took care not to forget the brave little chaps who have helped bring the nation of Afghanistan to its present elevated state.

Daveybloke also commended those who are being good neighbours by spying for the DWP; those who are running clubs and voluntary associations like the Taxpayers' Alliance and the Press Complaints Commission; and those who labour to support the weak so that the Bullingdon Club can trample them with ever more impunity. After half a dozen launches, each more abortive than the last, it appears that Daveybloke's Big Society thingy is finally taking shape: a major world economy in which refugees are reviled and where the Red Cross is needed to keep people fed.

3 Comments:

  • At 5:04 pm , Blogger David OBrien said...

    I agree. Once again, the logic becomes clear : cut the services, force people to form 'voluntary organisations' and then eulogise about and try and take credit for (it's what I call the Big Society) the goodness of the people, which was there all along. And then he brings God into it!?! Cynicism, as a term, doesn't really cover it.

    Merry Christmas Phillip,
    King - of the blogs.

     
  • At 6:57 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Thanks.

    I don't think he's being cynical at all; I'm sure he believes quite sincerely that the proles need long hours and financial insecurity to keep them from idleness, and that the country's wealth belongs by right to those who have least need of it. Such a vision of society would be entirely consistent with his outlook, which is that of a Regency fop with a dilettante's interest in advertising.

     
  • At 7:10 pm , Blogger David OBrien said...

    one 'l', apologies...

     

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