I was going to say something last week about the London Olympic opening ceremony, but really…it left me speechless. It looked like Prince Charles threw up his nightly nightmares onto a big stage and we were all pushed inside his head. The man who put all those little global warming “messages” in his big production, sure didn’t think twice about exposing the thousands in the audience to giant smokestacks belching out sulfuric gas, did he now?
But it was Danny Boyle, not the Prince, who produced and created everything he thought about England into one big overwhelming polemical statement.
Huh? That’s not what we think about when Americans think of England. We think of Shakespeare, NOT Mary Poppins. The Magna Carta, NOT Alice in Wonderland. Henry the VIII, WWI, WWII, Oxford, and Education, and…Kings, and Kings, and more Queens, and Lords.
Forget all that…it was all about those dirty, working, unhappy, slave of a people, who only have sick kids, who grow up and do nothing but text their cell phones while they wander around the city lost.
During the celebration of the great Health Care System, you learned those were the REAL nurses and doctors out there dancing. Nobody was wondering who was manning the great British health care system while they were all dancing around? If some poor ‘bloke’ cracked his head practicing that night on the balance bar, he would have to wait for the performance to be over to get a doctor to stitch him up.
And so, the Hobbit land of perfect people, started polluting the earth, and women and men were slaves to the industrial revolution, so England lets China do all the dirty work now…and evolved into its most glorious gift to the world…Universal Healthcare ..and pop music.
And all of England has sick kids, who have nightmares, while their nurses go out and dance, while their teenagers run all over the city trying to pick each other up with cell phones.
It looked like a giant Chucky in cobwebs. What? Are the babies too big in England?
The Queen’s part was fun…her dogs were adorable. And she really was lovely. But they made fun of her anyway. Her subjects were mad because she dared to pick at her nails. Really. She jumped out of a plane, give her a break.
I tend to notice the little things. Okay, I read too much into the little things. Like the shots of Michelle Obama were SO fast, if you blinked you would have missed it. She had some young black man standing next to her.. and oops…who was he?
Mitt Romney, on the other hand and his wife, had a nice long camera shot…as if to say, “Look, here is your next President.” Which makes me wonder…is it already locked in?
And then, we had Paul. Nobody criticizes Paul McCartney, but really…I couldn’t believe he went into that old show biz thing where you get the boys to sing and then the girls. I know he did it because he was losing his voice,..but he should have done Live and let Die, ..and then rocked out…instead of “Hey Jude” He had a packed house of young people, from a “entertainers” point of view “Hey Jude” was NOT the song toend the night with.
But then again…maybe he had orders not to wake the big baby.
I still can’t make neither head nor tales of the whole thing, so I decided you should read an observation from a real Brit who…says she knows:
But we, in Britain, knew what it added up to, despite its baffling moments: it was Boyle’s impassioned poem of praise to the country he would most like to believe in. One that is tolerant, multicultural, fair and gay friendly and holds the principles of the welfare state stoutly at its heart. One that is simultaneously silly and earnest, mainstream and subversive, “high” and “low” in its culture.
Right…high, and low—I wonder…will they dare take down that tree? And where is that big baby going to sleep tonight? Is there room in the Tower?
When it comes to driving, there were two news items this week that caught this Nobody’s attention to the laws of driving in different nations.
First we have the rulers of London, which includes the Mayor, who have decided to make a special lane for all Olympic traffic, so that the athletes can get there on time. Now, this Nobody thought that all the athletes were staying in some sort of village where they will be having lots of sex, and you would THINK they would put the village within walking distance..but evidently most everyone has to get their by bus.
–All but the London cabs, who could make a nice bundle of cash serving the millions of people that will be coming to the Olympics, and they are really mad about it. They are probably doing this for “security” reasons, and the fact that any event starting late will mess up the cable networks, costing millions, but nevertheless, to keep a working man from working shows you how much the ‘elites really care about…the working man.
London’s 25,000 taxi drivers want access to all sections of the temporary network. Black taxis are currently only allowed in two thirds of the 100 mile route. Several dozen London taxi drivers slowly drove down the Tower Bridge today while honking their horns, part of their protest against their exclusion from Olympics “Game Lanes.” AP “
“But on daring cab driver took the protest out of his car, driving headfirst off of the London’s Tower Bridge. BBC “
Second:Here in the states last week, a truck carrying 23 people crashed head first into two trees, down in Texas. I think that is some kind of Olympic record for the most people in a truck at the same time. There is a law against too many people in a truck, so Nobody Wonders…Where were the cops?
“Fourteen people are dead, including two young girls, and nine injured after a heavily overloaded truck crashed into two trees in Texas on Sunday evening. Many of the people in the truck did not have identification and are suspected of being undocumented immigrants.”
So that’s two more than were killed by James Holmes last week. The driver of the truck was going pretty fast, no doubt someone was sitting on his head, and evidently they were trying out for an Olympic Texas “Run to the Gringo’s” in lane six.
That’s what you get when Obama changes the law and says he will kick NO one out! The illegal’s can’t wait to get in.
So the London cabbies win for protesting the “elites” who rule the world. The driver of the truck…is not alive to protest.
I know, none of this makes sense to me either.
About England….and all the riots and burning– and haven’t the poor British suffered enough already? World War I, World War II…Iraq. Not to mention their immigration problems. What do the good people do? Three people have been killed just trying to stop the insanity.
This woman just about nailed it. They are mostly burning and robbing and having a great time, too ignorant to know they are destroying what little left that they have of any kind of freedom.
This from Max Hastings, a British reporter:
If you live a normal life of absolute futility, which we can assume most of this week’s rioters do, excitement of any kind is welcome. The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorised communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame. Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped.
So there we have it: a large, amoral, brutalised sub-culture of young British people who lack education because they have no will to learn, and skills which might make them employable. They are too idle to accept work waitressing or doing domestic labour, which is why almost all such jobs are filled by immigrants. They have no code of values to dissuade them from behaving anti-socially or, indeed, criminally, and small chance of being punished if they do so.
This lady gives us hope. We just need more like her to speak up.