More Bread & Circuses!
c 1999, Rory Cargill

     Are you fed up with an unsatisfying, meaningless existence? Would you like to do something about it? Fancy researching Ozone-hole depletion in Antarctica? Or maybe doing that bit of metal-sculpture you always wanted to? Or maybe trading in your polluting car for an environmentally-friendly pony & trap? Wanna get a band together? Or just get a break from the consumerist treadmill for a few years?

     Well, tough shit. You can't and there's nothing you can do about it, because that's the way it is. Yes, welcome to the BastardWorld(TM) Bread & Circuses roadshow. Here's the low-down... what would you really like to do with your life instead of the dead-end treadmill existence you've been allocated? Yes, that's right, just fill in the triplicate form enclosed and return it to the Department of Social Control.

     Then, after it's been bent, folded, mutilated & stapled, lost, found, lost again and then put at the bottom of the pile enough times, we'll arrange for you to see a group of our own hand-picked professionals doing exactly what you've always wanted to do but aren't allowed to.

     Remember, all the interesting jobs are reserved. If we allowed the likes of you to get a look in, there wouldn't be any plum jobs to hand out to the privileged members of society, their offspring and their minions. Mustn't grumble, otherwise we'll stitch you up as a social deviant and send you off for rehabilitation therapy and find a dozen good reasons why you shouldn't get a look in as well as fixing you so's you won't even remember who you are.

     So remember, get into vicarious living, because that's all you're gonna get. Don't get any funny ideas about voting in a different government to change things at the next election, because it won't make a jot of difference. Why? Easy, because all the political parties are just another aspect of the Department of Social Control's very own "Bread & Circuses" roadshow.

     We've had it all sewn up long before you were even born and we're not about to change anything for some little git like you. That's right. If voting could change anything, we'd have made it illegal ages ago. Sure, everything's bullshit and we don't care because.. we don't give a toss. Get used to it. We control everything and that includes you. Don't like it? Well, there's nowhere to go, buddy. So you can either put up & shut up or check out. AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! ;-) ;-) ;-)

If that doesn't make you want to get up & do something about it, then maybe nothing ever will.

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