6 thoughts on “Right Awful Anne Atkins – Agonising Aunt and Vicar’s Wife

  1. Most of AAA’s offering was a cut-and-paste repeat of the Today programme’s item yesterday about Musk, coupled with one of the two very different creation myths in Genesis. (Why do religious literalists never, ever mention the two side by side?) She downplayed the revelations that Musk is obsessed by classic SF stories, and that he is strongly influenced by his father, who believed that technocrats should rule the world, not politicians. Musk’s passion for colonising other planets is deeply impractical but also basically elitist and anti-democratic.

    And of course she failed to mention one of the main drivers of the Mayflower journey, which was that the Puritans who undertook it did so because they were thwarted in their ambition to impose their joyless, Taliban-like fundamentalism on the rest of the country. Perhaps they have more in common with Elon Musk than she might find comfortable

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