Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light

Nicholas Merryweather, bass, sings "The people that walked in darkness


I woke this morning with this going through my mind. It's surprising since it isn't exactly my regular fare!

The sky is black, it is pouring with rain and threatens to do so all day, and despite allegations on BBC weather and the news media that this is summer, it is hard to believe.



The UK have voted to abandon Europe, so political significance is hard to find.

Nicholas Merryweather Bass singer The English football team have been booted out of Europe by Iceland, population ~300,000, which is about the same as the City of Leicester who won the Premier League with about 1% the budget of their billionaire-owned competitors (what a delightful irony).

So why was this song in my mind? I'd like to think it is because we've woken up and abandoned Consumerism, which is still the most widely practised religion in the western world.

Imagine - instead of devoting most farmland to agribusiness production of antibiotic-filled milk and red meat (a most profitable cause of bowel cancer), more of the land could be national parks, island of biodiversity, woods, lakes, and allotments!

Don't hold your breath.

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bass, Handel, hope, music, singing, video


2 comments :

  1. Lord Douchebag29 June 2016 at 20:33

    Ah yes, Mr. Merryweather sang last night whilst I and other corporate giants enjoyed cigars after a delightful meal of various endangered species and a dessert featuring the last two Bulgarian nectar fruits known to exist. My serving wasn't tart enough so I tossed it in the rubbish. Afterward I consulted with the CEO of my Monsanto chemical plant as to how many tons of poison it will take to bring the UK to its knees and under my thumb. All for now. I'm off to view my logging company deforest lower AND upper Kent. Quite.

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  2. Walking in Darkness - but not for much longer, eh?

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