The long and winding road from authentic kippers to the Great Reset
I think I enjoyed reading this more than you enjoyed your kipper.
I think you are the master of the metaphor, “the technocratic train was leaving the station”. Brilliant. Yes and we are trussed up and laid out on the tracks.
I keep reading everywhere that it takes a long time for an empire or a civilization to die. I hope there is still enough fight in us as a people to hold on to some of these disappearing goods, stags in the mist and all.
I live on the N. Shore of Boston in what use to be a quaint fishing town. A couple years ago “The planners” decided to put a 15 minute city here, literally a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean despite having a 200 year old infrastructure, narrow streets and an already crowded town! These ‘planners’ have no idea of what they are doing. People already are having ‘flushing’ problems and the project is only 10 percent complete. To boot they also plan on building a bio-lab in the complex! Probably to grow the kippers and meat you speak of Morgoth! Granted none of these scumbag planners will ever live in these cities, I don’t understand how they can take a once beautiful town and turn it into a replica of hell! By the way the best lobster crabs shellfish salmon and tuna in the world swim in these waters in abundance too! Over the years The EPA has restricted much of the fishing in the area probably to keep the best for themselves! It truly is a dystopian world we live in. I plan on moving further up the coast but I don’t know if there is anyway to escape the insanity being thrust upon us. Enjoy the kippers while you can!
I loved this. So much in a simple kipper. The technocratic abolition of real food reminded me of StarTrek’s ‘replicator’. Maybe this is where the technocrats think we are going but it feels more like we are headed for Huxley’s world where everything, including your children, are made in a lab and nothing is authentic. Your message of hope at the end, focus on family and friends is right. This, of course, means making and growing your own food. This takes time and a reorientation to the home but has a bonus that you won’t be eating processed rubbish from who knows where.
You did give us the authenticity that was only promised, but never delivered, for the kippers.
I very recently came to the realisation that what you term 'the great turning away' is the answer in my own life. I want a small, cozy home in an area surrounded by my family and my *people*, with a few raised beds and some chickens in the garden. I want to shop locally, build community and have a family of my own. I want to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and turn away from the nihilistic and hedonistic existence of the bug man. To find meaning and to live authentically. If you're under 35 I think you find yourself living the bug man lifestyle passively, almost by default, because it's just the way that things are. It's all we've known.
Similarly, I also believe that the retaking of our countries has to start at the local level too and is an important part of the 'great turning away'.
I recently discovered that the raw lab meat product is called "cell slurry" - organic matter deprived of organic structure - a uniform paste that can be formed into whatever shape the producer desires. You are what you eat.
We used to buy Craster Kippers on the way back from a family day out at Dunstanburgh Castle. I guess in the 15 minute "community" you will need to fill out an online form acknowledging your historical white privilege before you receive permission to visit some ruins on the coast.
I recommend keeping a watchful eye on the ingredients of everything you buy these days. Not a week goes by now where I don't give up on something that would have been a regular purchase on my weekly shop because it now contains some alien ingredient that I have no idea what it is.
I think that's how they'll try to get the insects and synthetic shite past people at first by disguising it in things we already buy, then when they start to openly push it will tell us we've been eating it all along anyway...
Such a fish tease. Where is this promised rod, line, freshwater and failure video?