Friday, 12 April 2013

Living in the Past

"The BBC is considering broadcasting a clip of the 1939 song and having a reporter explain why it is in the top spot. “Many 16 to 24-year-olds are too young to remember when Lady Thatcher was in office,” a source said.",  reports the Telegraph this morning.

It's a scary thought that  some  16 to 24-year-olds  are not too young to remember Margaret Thatcher's years in office - time-lords perhaps.  In Italy we have some 16 to 24-year-old partigiani, indeed many such partisan time-lords are even into their seventies, and they have songs from the 1930s too,  with vivid, life-informing experience of fighting for freedom from the Fascists, despite losing their enemy in 1943.  Unfortunately these experiences do not inform or engage  them in fighting current forms of statist authoritarianism, or even in fighting the eurozone Germans  - that's the trouble with being a  time-lord, you get stuck in a past irrelevant  to an understanding of today's society.

I blame it on their parents.  


lilith said...

Astonishing isn't it.

hatfield girl said...

L, you are moving not reading. And gardening. Then you can show photos of Lilith's garden before and after, which we are all looking forward to.