Dystopian Elections

Posted by Anthony North on February 27, 2013

Polly Ticks says … Cardinal O’Brien & ex-Lib Dem Exec in ‘allegation’ scandals? Conclave & by-election looming? Is it all about timing? Politics Salem style?
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Dr Illya Ness says … Over 50% of Brits could live to 100, but services not prepared. Don’t worry, it will equalise as modern lifestyle, obesity, etc, kicks in.
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Guru Tony says … New meat labelling needed following horse meat scandal. Go back to basics. New branding needed for the equine: ‘This is a horse.’
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THE CRIME POST
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The only drink here
I know it’s poison but choice
Thirst or suicide?
***
THE BOOK: Society was naughty again.
Most went pale at the symbolic book burning.
Others were enlivened. It would take years
to douse the revolution. Indeed, another book.
***
In the last second
I felt the breeze on my hair
As the hangman smiled

She used to have hopes
Now so much had been taken
Crime steals our dreams, too

PHILIP OSOPHY ALL ALONE: Do you want to be left alone to get on with what you want? Are you fed up of being told what to do? Most of us feel like this, but the world crowds in on us. Yet what would it be like if we could just do what we wanted? Left to our own devices, I suspect we’d only find our desires. And we would soon get bored of those. And the next destructive urge would be just around the corner.
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Techie Without A Clue:
Dystopian nightmares
in 55 Words

ANTI-VIRAL: Just cogs in a machine
society, that’s us. But I had a thought.
Went incognito; told others … Caught,
virus vault my fate.
***
We’re so wired up, his
gravestone said: ‘Password
Invalid.’ He’d starved
to death.
***
LINGO: ‘omg, wtf, imho, roflmao.’ The
Tick Tock men scratched their heads at
the youth. Brilliant, they thought.
Orwellian NewSpeak here.

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49 Comments

  1. David King said on February 27, 2013

    Polly Ticks on the ‘allegation’ scandals is right: it is all about timing — so why now are allegations being brought forward by a Lib-Dem activist?

  2. Magical Mystical Teacher said on February 27, 2013

    Thirst or suicide? Not an enticing choice!

    Quenching

  3. tara tyler said on February 27, 2013

    like being stranded at sea…

    and the stolen dreams haiku fits the video i just watched of anne hathaway from les mis! appropo!

  4. Sheilagh Lee said on February 27, 2013

    you are so inventive Anthony. These are all exceptional/
    as for the other it would be easier if they labelled it horsemeat instead of their ruses.

  5. Anthony North said on February 27, 2013

    Hi David, I’d suggest Clegg and Co are pulling the party apart. Some want a change, and realise desperate measures are needed, or they’ll never be an attractive proposition again.

  6. Anthony North said on February 27, 2013

    Hi Magical Mystical Teacher, between a rock and a hard place, as the saying goes.

    Hi Tara, looks like a timely haiku. Thanks for that.

    Hi Sheilagh, many thanks for the kind words.

  7. Geraldine said on February 27, 2013

    When I read that about the horse meat, I’m glad I’m a long-time vegetarian! You do touch on so many topics Tony in very engaging ways. Always a pleasure stopping by.

    Happy Wednesday, G :<)

  8. Hazel said on February 27, 2013

    Probably suicide if you drink it.

  9. 4joy said on February 27, 2013

    delightful visit today…I think my choice ‘to drink or not to drink’ would depend on the day…

  10. hedgewitch said on February 27, 2013

    Extremely clever and apt, as always.

  11. Anthony North said on February 27, 2013

    Hi Geraldine, thanks for that. Yes, meat is getting risky.

    Hi Hazel, quite possibly.

    Hi 4joy, maybe, wise. Thanks for that.

    Hi Hedgewitch, very kind. Thank you.

  12. Alice Audrey said on February 27, 2013

    Only with Orwell, wasn’t it the government that came up with new speak? All those acronyms are pure teenager.

  13. Anthony North said on February 27, 2013

    Hi Alice, yes, but the success of government and culture nowadays seems to be in convincing us to do things for them. Why else do we march onwards into trivia-based consumerism, or accept political parties to rule over us when we know they’re only in it for themselves?

  14. Old Egg said on February 27, 2013

    “In the last second I felt the breeze on my hair” is so indescribably beautiful in its description of the value of life. Bravo!

  15. Mary said on February 27, 2013

    I think there is more behind the ‘allegation scandals’ than we will ever know in our lifetime! Though not Catholic, I wonder why the Pope suddenly resigned……………….

  16. Helen said on February 27, 2013

    Very funny enjoyed the Book

  17. Anthony North said on February 28, 2013

    Hi Old Egg, many thanks for those kind words.

    Hi Mary, so many questions that won’t be answered, I feel.

    Hi Helen, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  18. Altonian said on February 28, 2013

    Polly Ticks grabs the spot for me today. I am intrigued by the Pope’s ‘resignation’, and his request for immunity from prosecution. What’s the story behind the news? I fear we may never know. As for the politicians – I wouldn’t give one euro cent for any of them, except Timo Soini!!

  19. Anthony North said on February 28, 2013

    Hi Altonian, yes, we’ll never know, I’m sure.

  20. David King said on March 1, 2013

    Dr Ill ya Ness is correct. Plus, I think a lot more factors may kick in long before they get factored in. Wars and climate change, to mention just two.

  21. Hazel said on March 1, 2013

    They burn books and the writers keep writing.

  22. Margaret said on March 1, 2013

    The Pope has had a lifetime of service to a church that has helped many, many people. I truly hope and pray his retirement is just what he says it is.

    I thought Philip Osophy very clever

  23. Mark M. Redfearn said on March 1, 2013

    Is the hangman still in business, then? 🙂

    Old Willow Woman

  24. Marit said on March 1, 2013

    A bit of a dark mini mag today Anthony… hope you enjoy your weekend, still…

  25. brian miller said on March 1, 2013

    password expired…ha…i hate that…i have gotten lazy since hte computer remembers my passwords….until i get locked out….dang….

  26. G-Man said on March 1, 2013

    Tony…
    Brilliant as always on all the prompts.
    Loved your Techie 55
    I can tell you that I’m very lost in the computer world. Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  27. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi David, very true. The thing that amazes me is the way they use modern living as a reason for longevity when those who are living long lived a life modern lifestyle says is a killer.

    Hi Hazel, yes, always.

  28. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi Margaret, thanks for that. I hope so, too.

    Hi Marit, ah, I do dark now and again.

    Hi Brian, yes, it’s terrible when that happens.

    Hi G-Man, thanks for that. You and me, both.

  29. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi Mark, ah, this was a period piece 😉

  30. hedgewitch said on March 1, 2013

    Orwellian Newspeak indeed. And it seems some days people are standing in line to tell us what to do, all contradictory orders from disordered minds who can’t even tell *themselves* what to do and do it properly.

  31. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi Hedgewitch, so very true. My sentiments exactly.

  32. Karen said on March 1, 2013

    I don’t think I would want to live be 100. I expect I would be too tired of dealing with all the aggravations of life.

  33. laura Hegfield said on March 1, 2013

    your wit and sarcasm are endlessly amusing:-)

  34. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi Karen, I know what you mean.

    Hi Laura, many thanks for those kind words.

  35. annie said on March 1, 2013

    Droll and Right On.

  36. priti.lisa said on March 1, 2013

    rothflmao,
    this is a horse!
    let’s start labeling everything.
    Poignant haiku 🙂

  37. Carol said on March 1, 2013

    In a way ~ most people are doing what they choose ~ self sabotage can always enter in the journey ~ most informative and thought provoking reads ~ enjoy the moment ~ ^_^

  38. Anthony North said on March 1, 2013

    Hi Annie, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

    Hi priti.lisa, many thanks. Glad you liked it.

    Hi Carol, very true. Thanks for that.

  39. WabiSabi said on March 1, 2013

    The question is would the poison quench his thirst so he could die sated? Fun read as usual!!

  40. rebecca said on March 1, 2013

    your wit and sarcasm amuse indeed!

  41. Anthony North said on March 2, 2013

    Hi WabiSabi, a good point.

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  42. Talon said on March 2, 2013

    The sad thing is, the thieves care not the hope they steal…

    Always so much truth tucked in your writings, Anthony.

  43. Anthony North said on March 3, 2013

    Hi Talon, very true about the thief. Thanks for that.

  44. Peter said on March 3, 2013

    You makin’ me think!

  45. Anthony North said on March 4, 2013

    Hi Peter, ah, I have a habit of doing that 😉

  46. Rallentanda said on March 4, 2013

    The breeze in you hair before the hangman nooses you is very revealing Anthony.LOL.Perhaps it is an angel’s wing giving you a comb up before you have to account for yourself at the pearly gates:)

  47. Anthony North said on March 5, 2013

    Hi Rallentanda, you could be right there 😉

  48. Sheilagh Lee said on March 14, 2013

    I nominate you for the Liebster Award http://sheilaghlee.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-li.html

  49. Anthony North said on March 14, 2013

    Hi Sheilagh, very kind of you, but sadly I must turn this down. Being a cfs sufferer I have very limited time for blogging & I’ve found responding to these awards takes away that valuable time. I hope you understand.

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