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.