Friday, October 30, 2015

The North by North Westminster: The Lizards Who Rule the World Have Been Revealed

Friday 30th October
There are those who are convinced that the world is run by unseen forces; that all of our political systems and markets and our very lives are controlled by malign, anonymous powers. Until this week, I have been utterly dismissive of this idea. But no longer, for I believe this insidious force has been uncovered this week. And it’s…
Yes, the Danish, tiny brick manufacturer has a degree of influence which is terrifying. Firstly this week, they refused to supply a large order of bricks to the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, saying that they don’t supply bricks for political statements.
Which is odd, because yesterday in Reykjavik, a summit of European leaders, including David Cameron, featured a number of activities, including making a duck out of six pieces of Lego.
See: at the same time, Lego is stifling freedom of expression, and influencing European statesmanship. They are the lizards who rule the world.
It makes sense when you think about it. After all, why do you think they built Legoland in Windsor? Saves on Liz’s travel expenses.

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