And there we are accessing the large doses of spoon-feeding from the daily drivel to discuss the war in Syria and then, in the next breath it is ‘Eastenders’, followed by the coming climate catastrophe, before the customary click on the news now for our latest football team.
Then there are the politicians and Ken Livingstone’s opinion that “politicians are not brave enough to implement real change” is, in retrospect, worthy of a giggle, as is the Muslim neighbour’s reaction to my assertion that not only is it unlikely that the big man in the sky talked to an illiterate man using an angel as a medium, but it is also real pie in the sky to think that the said person would be a vehicle for the big man’s message to mankind.
“Mohammad wasn’t illiterate, he spoke seventy languages”, and not only is it not worthwhile pointing out that a polyglot can be illiterate, but it is also useless to ask what seventy languages his prophet might have spoken and, indeed, what kind of proficiency he had in those languages and why he needed to know them.
Still, the dirty skies above China don’t lie and you don’t need to be a genius to realise that this madness is about as sustainable as a Caliphate in Western Europe might be. Indeed, all of this nonsense is indicative of a system which exploits all and sundry economically, while also breeding a reaction to the cultural imperialism which facilitates and accompanies that exploitation.
The real question is how do we prepare for the coming post capitalist world, which is a trifle more certain than the coming of some messiah, or mahdi, because if we don’t start to prepare for it might just be that, after the inevitable Armageddon, we are going to go through this shit all over again.