Oh heck, there’s a limit to how much of a fatberg can build up in the world before it accumulates until the sewers overflow and it bursts out and drowns us all in colourless gunge.
OK, here comes Rational Tim. What can we (I use ‘we’ to mean those of us who are sane, and I use 'sane' clinically) do?
- Make it geographical. What happens in one place doesn’t have to happen in another. So let’s revive and pervert localism (remember that?). Let’s encourage the inhabitants of Shitsville Iowa and Crudham Doughshire to fight amongst themselves. That way they’ll lose sight and interest, and the big issues will get swamped by the little ones. Which leads to:
- Make it complicated. Earlier this evening I heard a lawyer explaining on the radio just how convoluted the legal and judicial processes in both the U.K. and America are. Doing this stuff with due process will, or should, require many man-years of expertise to achieve. And if anyone tries to ride roughshod over due process, well, they’d be digging their own hole. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. And having done all that:
- Make it moral. Artists are the custodians of morality, aren’t they?