Sunday, 5 January 2014
A hollow future for London.
The concave hollow earth hypothesis found considerable favour in Germany during the first decades of the 20th century. The idea that we all live on the inside of a hollow spherical world and that the whole universe is contained within this sphere was first proposed by one Cyrus Teed of the good old US of A back in the 19th century and would later find favour with leading members of the Nazi Party. I suppose that Hollow Earth fitted in well with the hodge-podge of racist, occult pseudoscience and folk pseudohistory that seems to been at the core of Nazi social theory. These days we look back at Hitler and his gang of half-wit thugs and wonder how such hopeless specimens could have been able to seize power and plunge Europe into a living hell. Such is the wonderful gift of hindsight.
Future generations may well look back on what is happening to London today with equal incredulity. For we seem to be in the grip of a "Hollow London Theory" where the centre of the metropolis is scooped out, "developed" and sold on to the international bourgeoisie as an "investment". The working population of the centre will be relocated to the outer crust of Hollow London. Walk across Waterloo Bridge and look downriver to the City skyline. Apart from St Paul's it could be Dubai or any other ubber rich shit-hole. It could be anywhere. Our grandchildren will demand of their parents why they allowed this to happen and they in turn will no doubt plead their ignorance and innocence.