Monday, December 11, 2006

A portent from 1989

I don't update this page as often as I'd like. I've been very busy lately meaning I've shown it less attention than it's due, and moreover I've neglected the people who have been good enough to post comments. I'll try and do better. In the interim, here's some food for thought. In 1989 a film called Terminal City Ricochet was released. The soundtrack contained a song by Keith LeBlanc and Jello Biafra. The lyrics make interesting, and frightening reading. I think we'll all be able to recognise that the UK has came to resemble the society the song refers too. The words are supposed to be those of a radio broadcast announcement. Here it is :

A Message From Our Sponsor

We Interupt This Program With A Special Bulletin ...
This territory is now under Martial Law ...
All Constitutional rights have been suspended ...
Stay in your homes ...
Do not attempt to contact loved ones, insurance agents, or attorneys ...
Shut Up! ...
Do not attempt to think or depression may occur ...
Stay in your homes! ...
Curfew is at 7 p.m. sharp, after work ...

Anyone caught outside the gates of their subdivision zones after curfew will be shot ...
Remain calm! ...
Do not panic! ...
Your Neighbourhood Watch officer will be by to collect urine samples in the morning ...
Anyone interfering with the collection of urine samples will be Shot!

Houses will be inspected for trace elements at noon ...
Anyone failing to display the mandatory, black velvet, Mexican-style painting of President Quayle on their living room wall ...
will be Shot!

Under provisions of Zero Tolerance and the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act all property and life savings of suspected drug users and distributors of pornography will be seized and sold, prior to trial ...
Cameras and surveillance equipment will be placed on all lamp posts and street lights ...
Anyone who fails to attend prescribed worship services on Sunday will be promptly arrested and dispatched to a re-education resort ...
Stay in your homes! ...
Remain calm! ...
The number 1 enemy of progress is questions! ...
National security is more important than individual rights! ...
Sports broadcasts will proceed as scheduled ...
No more than 2 people may gather anywhere without permission ...
Use only the drugs prescribed by your boss or your supervisor ...
Shut up! ...
Be Happy! ...
Obey all orders without question!

SHUT UP! ...
Consume! ...
The comfort you've demanded is now mandatory! ...
At last, everything is done for you!

3 Comments:

Blogger curly said...

p8ddy

wtf?

Curly

PS Are you Darren jackson??

Fri Jan 05, 07:22:00 pm 2007  
Blogger curly said...

OK, don't answer then.

Sniff!!

Curly

Thu Jan 18, 07:44:00 am 2007  
Blogger p8ddy said...

curly...

wtf?

Indeed!

PS Are you Darren jackson??

No comment.

Is that a reference to a suspicion that a "normal" brain couldn't possibly come up with so much malcontented rantings? :-)

Wed Feb 07, 02:34:00 pm 2007  

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