Now we’re going to party like it’s 1939

I have to finish Panoptica, even with 7-day working, if it kills me. When I finish it, the Gubblement will probably kill me because they’ll think I’ve stolen their secret manifestos.

It has to be soon because it’s happening. Linked from Twitter is VGIF’s post of a transcript of a speech given By Christopher Hitchens. In which he talks about the infantilisation of people.

He was absolutely right. It’s been going on for a long time in subtle ways and blatant ways. It’s easy to notice the ‘you can’t have guns in case you hurt someone’ and ‘you can’t have these foods because you’ll eat too much of them’ and so on. Those are things you say to children. Yet there are other things that are just accepted.

If I have a (rare these days) takeaway coffee I take the lid off to drink it. I have actually had funny looks for doing that! “You’re supposed to drink it through the hole so you don’t spill it on yourself”. Get stuffed. I stopped using baby-trainer cups when I learned not to spill it on myself as a toddler. I have not needed a training cup in over half a century and I will not be seen drinking from one now. Even halfway down a bottle of whisky, not one drop is spilled. I have been practicing wthout a lid for quite some time.

Those ‘sports’ bottles with the plastic teats? I grew out of drinking that way even before I progressed to the trainer cup.

As for onesies, I absolutely will never put on a romper suit again. The most riduculous item of clothing ever produced and yet people are proud to be seen in the streets in their baby-gro fluffy rabbit suits. I would shout ‘Grow up’ at them but they are clearly incapable of doing that.

There will be nappies under those onesies soon. They will be sold as a practical solution to the impossibility of getting out of the things in a toilet cubicle and there will be drones who will love it. They will be toilet-untrained within a year.

Christopher Hitchens was absolutely correct. I wonder if he realised how far it would go, and how much further it has yet to go?

His brother, Peter, always seemed pretty much opposite in character. Yet now he might be coming around to the idea that Christopher might have been on to something after all. I’m not sure he’s made the connection yet but he is getting closer.

Just as parents scold children for swearing even when the parents do it themselves, our ‘betters’ will chastise us for saying things they don’t want to hear us saying. It’s more infantilisation. More and deeper control leading to thought control. It leads to where you dare not even think anything that might be considered upsetting to the baby minds around you, in case you accidentally say it aloud.

Now we are at the point Hitler delighted in, where the people dare not speak out or disobey for fear of being turned in by their neighbours or even their families. So many big names, so many glittering careers have been destroyed by a careless word taken out of context and blown up faster than a balloon on a bean-eater’s arse. Can it be fixed?

Carole Malone thinks so. I think Carole Malone is about to get hammered by the Borg.

This infantilisation results in people faced with armed terrorists not demanding they be armed too, but demanding that Nanny make the bullies stop. Even online. Oh for… pull out the plug and the bullies are effectively dead. Block them. Put them in your spam filter. Just tell them to get lost – or fight back. But fighting back isn’t allowed, is it? Nanny doesnt like you getting into fights.

Look for the things you do now that you stopped doing by the time you were four years old. Reject those things. Fight back against the infantilisation – yes, you might get your feelings hurt but I promise you won’t die of that and you will feel so much stronger and better afterwards.

Or, just accept that you are a baby and always willl be until you die and let the modern Nazis rule your life. If you decide to do that, know that I am writing your future and it isn’t nice at all.

I rule my life. Who rules yours is entirely up to you.

It’s decision time.


26 thoughts on “Now we’re going to party like it’s 1939

  1. Christopher Hitchens was absolutely correct. The law of averages states that it had to happen eventually. Boom! Boom! (I would say that.)

    And this was Hitch’s. But he’s confused me…

    Mr. Christopher Hitchens: “Bless you.”

    See what I mean? Who was he asking for the blessing? His brother?

    C.H. was, of course, spot on (on this occasion) re. infantilisation.

    When did infantilisation begin? I think with our generation it might have been with “Bill and Ben” and their “Flobadob” lingo, markedly “improved” upon with the Teletubbies 30 years later, no doubt aided with a little weeeed.

    Everything else became infantilised too. Like newsreading. (or newscasting as it was called before infantilisation set in). And all those bizarre hand signals appeared, with politicians too.

    But it must’ve started long before the 60s such as when people started abbreviating “must have” with “must’ve”.


  2. The same dumbing-down is happening in the financial world – banks using cartoon characters and patronising jingles to hide the fact they are effectively farming their complacent customers and selling a credit-funded lifestyle to infantile consumers conditioned to seek instant gratification.


    • And the way they try to address you by your first name to make you feel like your primary school teacher is talking to you to make you more open to suggestions of taking out more credit. I soon put them right there! “That’ll be Mr Cowan, if you don’t mind.”


  3. It started when they but Flouride in the water.

    Google flouride poisoning and look at they symptoms!

    XX Fluoride’s ability to damage the brain is one of the most active areas of fluoride research today. In the past three decades, over 100 studies have found that fluoride exposure can damage the brain. This research includes:

    Over 100 animal studies showing that prolonged exposure to varying levels of fluoride can damage the brain, particularly when coupled with an iodine deficiency, or aluminum excess;
    42 human studies linking moderately high fluoride exposures with reduced intelligence;
    30 animal studies reporting that mice or rats ingesting fluoride have an impaired capacity to learn and/or remember;
    12 studies (7 human, 5 animal) linking fluoride with neurobehavioral deficits (e.g., impaired visual-spatial organization);
    3 human studies linking fluoride exposure with impaired fetal brain development.

    Based on this accumulating body of research, several prestigious reviews — including a report authored by the U.S. National Research Council and a meta-analysis published by a team of Harvard scientists – have raised red flags about the potential for low levels of fluoride to harm brain development in some members of the population. XX


  4. LI,
    Stop writing *about* Panoptica and just finish the damn book. At your current rate of progress I will have discorporated before publication. If that happens I shall come back and haunt you. Your Nicotiana crops will fail, your cultures won’t grow, and every glass you touch will leak. And that will only be the warm-up.


  5. Bought the wife a onesy for Christmas. for the simple reason she’s one of these people who is constantly cold. Her parents and Grandmother were the same, You’d go round the house in the middle of summer, and heating would be on full. You’d open the door and the moisture on your eyeballs would evaporate. She doesn’t wear it outside though.


  6. When I was a teenager we couldn’t wait to grow up and be considered an adult. Now I watch 40s and 50s acting and dressing like teenagers including in my own family at times, very strange.


  7. Onesies are considered too formal for some Canadian cities. Pajama shorts, t-shirts and slippers are often spotted in the local Mall. Usually around Wal-Mart. Especially on Friday and Sunday. Don’t ask me why.


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