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They will never be sated

I have nothing to add, we all know it’s true.

H/T The Filthy Engineer


  1. Radical Rodent says:

    One flaw in the scenario is that THERE ARE STILL ITEMS ON DISPLAY!

    In the Brave New World envisaged by the like of Dreadful Arnott, nothing that could be construed as disgusting, offensive, or could lead the cheeldren astray – i.e. everything – should be visible. Indeed, even the label visible over the shopkeeper’s head should be removed – it is tantamount to advertising!

  2. RAB says:

    The idiot Cheeeldren who operate the tills at my local Co-op couldn’t find my brand before, when I was pointing at it. You can imagine how long it takes now with the shutter cupboards!

  3. John Galt says:

    For me the most chilling thing was “Sorry, we can’t take cash for these transactions”. Everything has to be electronic to be monitored and controlled. Very chilling…

    Big Brother Pizza Shop

    Glad I left the UK.

  4. NickM says:


    I said much the same about “The Handmaid’s Tale”. The Republic of Gilead first exerts it’s power by banning cash transactions. The handmaid in question is called to order (oh, nasty things have happened before but this is the too late wake-up) when she tries to buy a packet of cigarettes. I got serious stick here for championing that book. Yes, it is feminist (so what!) but it is also beyond that brilliant and that little thing of making cash illegal is exactly how you enact the Republic of Gilead or whatever form of tyranny floats your boat.

    If that is an individual boat then fine. If you want to make your mentalism broad and at gun-point then fuck off.

  5. John Galt says:


    True – However, where cash is banned (or becomes valueless) other forms of currency come into play to act as a means of settlement of debts and payment of transactions. For example during the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar, although officially illegal the settlement of bills in foreign hard currency (specifically US Dollars) was commonplace.

    I accept there are circumstances where this would not be the resolution, but that has been the experience with the collapse of fiat currencies over the last century or so.

  6. Paul Marks says:

    2020 in Britain will not be like this.

    It will be much worse.

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