Do you want them or don’t you? It’s up to you, Send them out there Let them sink in Off you go then On your way Either make an effort or don’t bother Use it or lose it Have an impact : good, bad or indifferent Just don’t ignore them They’re either for you or against you There’s no going back Once they’re out there That’s it, they’ve gone It’s out of your control, they’ll either sink or swim Let them float or drop like a stone There’s only so much you can do to prepare them They’ll make their own way in the world There’s nothing you can do about it In the end it’s all just hot air.
Distilled Conversation (with Alex Hetherington) at InterviewRoom11
Talk about wealth tends not to be revealed how you employ yourself that libertarian thing their entire universe welfare state accepted behaviour invisible part voluntary sector armies of people not acknowledged no recognised value people in power invisible strings gigantic symbol most subsidised family in the country Queen’s Gate parameters within the way they are linked floral image pageant that goes on in the background pretend they are engaging blacked out image the lion and the unicorn carved in gold money no object mug shot erasing him miners strike working on behalf of the elites being toxic turn a blind eye their own invisible platform to remain bouyant even through very rough seas invented the ship to keep them stable invented the storm into the sea with no life-raft. I can smell the money an atmosphere of wealth surprised at the contrast just very different questioning authority, subtle in some ways but in other ways, quite unsubtle what does it really mean? jobcentre ethos masquerade making yourself presentable fulfilling a preconceived notion an ordeal get the hell out place of fear authority to cut your money power relations DNA of the room alot of pain in there interference that is an intrusion infantilised need to grovel scum of the earth, education without debt spectrum of tolerance cultural renaissance moving where its easier to exist gravitating to places hermetically sealed gated community pomp and circumstance transcribingthe veneer of importance symbols of power that seem benign interpret them as malevolent open to interpretation dismissive thing something more unifying, more noble imprisonment and capture last bastion under siege keeping people out keeping people in gates of permission you can’t take it with you an examined life tries to make order narratives percolating away underneath, devoid of human emotion tolerated behaviour narcissitic tool law of consequences. manipulate the system power of collective action pay attention to the ghosts the first day of a new nation
Copyright Janie Nicoll, with thanks to Alex Hetherington.