Is this irony or poetic justice? Is it just sad? How desperate for money must you be to go into a wildlife park to poach? Poaching is wrong, it’s a crime against the planet. But if a market for the tusks and horns and whatever else did not exist. There would be no benefit to risking and losing everything.
This is a mad piece of retro horror. Puts me in mind of Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, a little. Not quite so frenetic but has a similar twisted technophobic vibe. Worth a late night Saturday night.
Just let that headline sink in for a moment. “The combined wealth of the richest 1,000 people in the UK has increased by 183 per cent over the past 10 years.” 183 per cent. One hundred and eighty three per cent. Combined wealth in 2009, £256 billion. Combined wealth in 2018, £724 billion. Seven hundred and twenty four billion pounds. They have made £468 billion in the ten years we have seen Nurses using food banks. They have made £468 million each in the ten years we have seen disabled people taking their own lives because their benefits have been cut. They made almost £47 million a year each in the ten years that has seen assaults involving a sharp instrument rise 15%. How has that been allowed to happen?
This is a scary piece of research. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere about screens blinding us not just intellectually but physically.