Thursday, March 06, 2008

One People, United

Somewhere in Britain tonight, at least one man must be feeling rather pleased with himself. He settles down with his beverage of choice and his evening paper and thinks, By God, all is right with the world.

Well, he'd better keep his head down if he knows what's good for him, for the Great British SobFest now heads into White Working Class Misery Month, courtesy of the BBC.

To recap on the state of the UK for non-Brits, the ranks of Britain's marginalised and oppressed now includes all minorities, including Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Catholics, Protestants and atheists; homosexuals, heterosexuals and metrosexuals; white working class people, the middle classes and impoverished landed gentry; Northerners, Southerners, islanders, highlanders and lowlanders; Scots, English, Welsh and Irish; Farmers, long-distance hauliers, fishermen, lawyers and entrepreneurs; smokers, dopers, no-hopers and interlopers; immigrants, emigrants and indigents; men, women, children, the young and the elderly.

There are others, but I'm sticking with only the most persistently victimised. By my estimate, this means that over 99% of the British population are now ignored or actively oppressed by the British state.

This is a wonderful achievement, and should be celebrated. Our ancestors dreamed of a country of absolute equality, and now it has arrived - a country populated entirely by whining, self-pitying, resentful victims.

Not a Utopia, exactly, but I firmly believe that the world is the way it is because a large number of people like it that way. All this misery and paranoia makes no sense to me, but people keep telling me it's perfectly reasonable, so there must be something in it.

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