The reader of this bolg will have been dismayed by the absence of our luminary prose since New Year’s Day. Fear not! Everyone in Britain is a still a bit relaxed right now, but there is hope, for there is a lot of interesting Darkness at the End of The Tunnel of Light.
For one thing today, I notice that “Jamie”, a chef, is billed as the man trying to “wean us off cheap meat“. For those of us brought up with rationing under socialism, cheap and freely-available meat is actually a wonder of modern capitalism, and not something to be ashamed of. We are the Lords of the Earth and not the “animals”, as the ALF calls them, and so long as Man (who owes no duties to animals as they have no Rights as such) protects them from unnecessary harm and pain, and kills them mercifully (like Allah I guess) then “cheap meat” is a boon to poor people, and ought not to be used as a football to butress the Prince of Wales’ position on what he has called “people’s obsession with cheap food”. I shall have much much more to say about food and libertarianism this year, as the Nazis are getting their teeth into it (in a manner of speaking.)
Light bulbs come on. I notice also that the guvmint (but only in the UK) has stopped manufacturers form making any more proper tunsgten-filament bulbs of 150watts rating or more. Next year they will close down 100-watters, and so on, until 2012 when the lights go out. So stock up on big, powerful, proper bulbs while you can. Not only are we to be their slaves, but we must eat what they say, and sit in the dark.