We Don’t Need No Prog Rock

Szpylbert cartoon about Pink FloydThirty years ago popular culture treated issues which were genuinely interesting and relevant, such as the struggle against authoritarian culture and dark sarcasm in the education system. Yes, that’s from Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Today’s hot topics are much less about the fundamental aspects of modern life. Instead, we discuss endlessly if there is too much migration (who gets to decide that, anyway?), islamic terrorism and the morality of benefit claimants. Quite sad if you think about it.


One thought on “We Don’t Need No Prog Rock

  1. Are you suggesting we need something politically dividing, and that in the progress we have made we have homogenised? Surely this is a sign of progress, or a sign that much of the global wars now do not involve the public, that whilst we talk about celebrities and debt the larger, more important issues are being discussed behind closed doors (TTIP)?


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