Reblog of Slow Boats To China?

June 23, 2019 at 8:50 pm (Commentary) (, , , )

I was looking through the 2010 archives here at WP to see if I had posted the eulogy I had written for my dad at his funeral (which was held 9 years ago today) but sadly I hadn’t.
This one from April 2010 was the sole WP post I had made that year.
But reading it now, it was really prophetic.
The totalitarian Matrix I saw taking shape in the world back in 2010 is even more omnipresent now in 2019 than it was back in 2010.

Dracul Van Helsing

Those who know me well know that I love old movies from the 1930s and ’40s.

And one of the things I loved about those old movies were the scenes shot on old steam trains and old passenger cruise ships.

In those days, travel was something that was meant to be savoured.

Enjoying the scenery of land and sea at a leisurely pace.

Today travel seems to be standing in line at airports for hours and hours to eventually move through a booth where you’re gawked at and strip searched by beady eyed perverts in uniforms as the leaders of our respective countries turn into Orwellian Big Brothers and neither they nor we seem to notice.

The line of the U.S.S.R. was, “Your papers, please?”.

The line in today’s world, “May I see some ID, please?”.

Nouns may change but the intent remains the same.

At least the U.S.S.R had…

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