Greetings all: I guess you’ve realised by now that I’m a bit concerned about subterranean silos, where our individual personal data is being harvested and stored. I don’t know about you, but I’m really keen to see whether my ‘Digital Doppelgänger’ is using my 16 yr old sepia snapshot – or will it be the one they’ll take when they’ve had me in Room 101..? Here is today’s rant about yet another of BB’s subliminal ideas. It has been popping up in my personal inbox once every week since December 7th 2020, (so it must be very important, mustn’t it?) – My Analytics its called, and it’s been specially designed just for little ME! It’s a special ‘Wellbeing Edition’ it’s even got my Given Name in there, and, best of all, it’s ‘For yours eyes ONLY’ – nah, go on, you’re flattering me! It is a superb new ‘app’ lication which will enable me to analyse – MYSELF! I’m going to be able to discover my habits, and, wait for it, (here it comes again) to work even SMARTer. Talk about unrelenting ‘drive’. Let’s just say, I’ll be sticking to my daily diary – as John Thaw’s Morse would have said “with a PEN and INK!” Sincerely yours, Andrew.
Published by Andrew Livingstone
Born in a stone-flagged under-dwelling, in an obscure Yorkshire village. Funded for grammar school by my aunt, worked variously in HM Customs, the London Met Police and switched careers into fire-resistant glazing in 1984. Back in 1974, like C.S. Lewis, I had come to the conclusion that 'Christians are wrong, but all the rest are bores'. Worked for a spell in Israel, and understood why the 'Austrian asylum-seeker''s final solution did not succeed. Confronted now with the practical outworking of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, I see that my country has been sleep-walked into the undemocratic oligarchy of Brussels. My country is too rich in noble history to remain subordinate to these malevolent souls with hearts blacker than a witch's hat. The Rastafarian motto comes to mind - 'those who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.' Our country needs a leader (man or wombman) with the heart of a LION, and, love him or loathe him, there is no-one else who has faced down these conspirators for over 20 years. At the Brexit Party rally in Huddersfield I was convinced by Ann W as much as anyone - a root-and-branch change back to true local democracy is the only way. View all posts by Andrew Livingstone