My shit dream.


I woke recently from a dream in which the world’s sewage systems have become totally blocked by humankind’s over consumption.  Sewage spilled out from manholes and back up toilets.  Experts were everywhere trying to work out what to do – where to divert sewage to, how to hold down the manholes and block up the leaks.

In my dream I suddenly realised that the only people not being included were the workers – who (as ‘real sewage workers’ do) operated underground in tunnels, with chainsaws to cut through congealed fat…..).  I dashed about in the growing rivers of sewage trying to tell the people with clipboards that they needed to talk to the workers….  Like many dreams, I can’t remember the end…..

We remain in a ludicrous situation where the 1% are engaged in politics and flounder about failing to make sensible decisions; while the 99% who have the answers are excluded by the system and themselves.  Reclaiming Politics – or perhaps Rebranding Politics – is the only way out of the shit.

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Peter Macfadyen

Social activist, ex Mayor and Leader of Frome Town Council, author, public speaker, undertaker, grandfather.

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