Here’s a snippet of the modern world. The Huffington Post reports that “A woman has sparked a heated social media row, after she accused Marks & Spencer’s of creating a pie that celebrated the deaths of millions in Britain’s former colonies”. Of course they did, Huffington, well done for summing that up so neatly and accurately.
It goes on from there in its predictable, weary twittery twattery nonsense fashion though scorn and ridicule to defence and support and ‘debate’ with surrounding and attached clickbatey nonsense. A few people weigh in with jokes, half thought-out opinions and over-serious whatever and blah blah blah. I know I should ‘just ignore it’ and move on, there’s nothing to see here etc. But it annoys me that this stuff appears at all.
If only they really had produced a range of imperialist pies - ‘Sticking it to the Fuzzy- Wuzzies’ pie, a ‘Mr Gatling’s Gun teaches the Zulus table manners’ pie or similar. This seems unlikely. Humble apology pie seems more likely.
No matter, move on…I’m off to invent a soft drink ‘celebrating the Holocaust’…must join Twatter…