Tuesday 10 January 2012


HS2 is a symptom of the disease Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas. Although superficially similar to Haemophilia in that both afflict the ruling classes, Haemophilia is hereditary whereas VVOV is contagious and affects mainly commoners elected to high office, a typical vector being the socio biological mechanism tentatively understood by psychologists and some medical practitioners to be Honores Mutant Mores. With one it is the host that bleeds to death while with the other, it is the carrier that enriches himself by sucking the blood out of others.

VVOC in its HS2 variant is distinctive because as a subject it is colourless when debated, in its physical form is politically poisonous and has, as a briefly recognisable characteristic to those about to succumb, the odour of rotten eggs. An interesting diagnostic clue to extreme poisoning by HS2 is the complete absence of anything of value in the pockets of its victims, the humble taxpayer.

Utopia to Dystopia. Fritz lang warned you in 1927.

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas: 'Vanity of vanities; all is vanity'. Also, and far more poignantly translated as, 'Meaningless, it's all meaningless', an allusion to selling one's soul in this life for what, in the ultimate scheme of things, will be transient gratification regardless of the numbers trampled underfoot.

Honores Mutant Mores: 'Honours change the customs'. In other words, the higher up the food chain you are, the less the law and common decency apply.

And they say Irony is the preserve of the English.


  1. Blimey, I never had you down as dressing to the left!

    It's simple evolution; let the poor's money mutate into fast trains for their betters!

  2. Just checked. My croissant does curve to the left but it hangs to the right.


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