I was having my usual chuckle at the pathetic new years honours list. Even on its own terms, I can’t quite see why Pete Tong was awarded some letters. Services to people getting wasted in clubs in Ibiza whilst playing fast, repetitive records you can only really enjoy wasted? Perhaps it was some hopeless attempt to appear relevant. Who knows? Or cares?
And as ever, I am simply amazed anyone cares what the establishment thinks of them. Oh you play sports, have a CBE, you made some cash and paid off some political stooge or other, here’s a Knighthood etc.
Hopeless, desperate remnants of feudalism. Really, let’s stop tugging the forelocks and say “Thanks for the gesture and all, but we can judge something like this by its recipients. A longer list of crooks and cranks I could not write. Even some of the people on the list this year have been arrested and let’s not forget this year’s jail population, so no, keep your ribbons and kindly stay the f*ck out of my life, thank you”
So I got to thinking about an alternate honours system you may care to bestow upon people who have advanced or advocated the cause of liberty in some way.
Sadly precious few Brits spring to mind, but there are quite a few Americans who deserve recognition, and so Kitty Counters, the floor is yours. Who would you like to give the CKC (companion of kitty counters) gong to?