It’s the modern way, the right way, the civilised way.
We and our partner and our children live in glorious, isolated union; we interact with the market, and build a life of our choosing for ourselves and our children. We take our opportunities, and as
rationally optimising economic units rational people, we seek the dream, we build the dream, we are the dream.
No more community. Community; that throw back to darker, fettered times is gone. No more threat to the rights of the individual to enjoy an unencumbered life! We are safe now, in our homes; our castles; our total entertainment centres. Now, unlike before, we are better able to concentrate on those opportunities that will deliver us to a better and happier place than “the Jones’s”. And we remember! A rising tide raises all boats. So our striving and grasping will inevitably result in “good things” all round. One day, when the dream is complete, we won’t need to keep an eye over our shoulders lest some “Jones” sets us back, pushes us under, tramples us down or casts us out…one day, we will all be optimum!
It’ll work out. It’s been working out for 40 years. And the 40 before that. In fact, it’s been working out ever since we abandoned the silly notion of collective identity and realised that sovereignty resides in the individual, and that the individual then, ought to be free to pursue individual happiness.
We’ve come far.
Sure, some hippies and weirdos did some “stuff” back when. And some political mal-contents tried to derail this wonderful, unstoppable steam train to the future before that. But that’s all gone now. Hippies parachuted themselves back in and class is just a drug grouping.
We are good. Things are fine.
Yeah. No they’re not. It’s time to push the big red button on that nuclear fantasy, because this shit doesn’t “just happen”.