Just for once wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy Kylie Minogue and Madness; Hugh Grant and Adam Sandler; I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing; Ant and Dec; Corrie and Eastenders; My Family and Michael Macintyre, Shakespeare and Beethoven?
Wouldn’t it be comforting to think the police are to be trusted and the Royal family to be respected?
That we have heroes worthy of helping;
That ‘to do the right thing’ all we have to do is do as we are told;
That the rich deserve to be rich and the poor deserve everything they get.
That shopping will make us happy and that more ‘stuff’ will fill the emptiness that threatens to overwhelm us if we stop and think even for just one moment.
That love will conquer all, that ‘positive thinking’ is positive and that ‘it’ could never happen here.
Just for a moment wouldn’t it be nice to be on the inside looking out, to like what everyone else likes, to let yourself be carried along by the mainstream?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
I Am Not A Number
Political and Philosophical Dispatches From An Individual Living In A Society