Holy shit. The chief fucking negotiator has moved from “Brexit will make your life better” to “we’re not going to club each other to death on big death trucks like they did in Mad Max” and we haven’t even started phase 2. https://t.co/j11nLoQLab? James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 19, 2018
David David:? Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) February 20, 2018
2016 ?Britain will be much better off outside the EU?
2017 ?There is no downside to Brexit?
2018 ?Brexit will not leave Britain a Mad Max style wasteland?
2019 ?The Thunderdome remains the fairest way to control the allocation of precious petrol rations?
Did you know Mad Max, while still an exaggeration, was based on what could have happened after the 1973 petrol crisis? Let’s not ask why the film stars do so much driving then, but ponder on how easy it is for countries to lose access to resources. It seems the crisis started due to an imposed embargo, a move intended as retaliation rather to actually keep oil reserves from dwindling. Davis is convinced that won’t happen to Britain. Please let him be right because, according to screenwriter James?McCausland, “people will do almost anything to keep vehicles moving.” The franchise is also known for its depiction of a world without much water, and already we’ve heard news that Cape Town?will run out of water in around 90 days. Even?Jay Famigletti, chief water expert at NASA, believes we could go the way of Mad Max if we consume water faster than rain can replenish it. Of course, when everyone is trying to kill each other for oil and water, business as we know it would change. Talking with Real Business, author Marianne Page suggested “companies would operate on honour and deal-making at the beginning. We would branch off into self-sufficient groups, only reaching out to ‘outsiders’ for what we couldn’t achieve on our own.” A bartering and exchange system would come into play, she explained. Legal services would be exchanged for medical care, for example, and petrol cars would be converted to off-grid solar-powered vehicles in exchange for a roof over our heads. “We’d likely grow our own vegetables and travel into the concrete jungle to trade our carrots from some home-brew,” she added. “Currency would be online and electronic such as bitcoin for the privileged. The poor would be forced off-grid apart from in small areas where generators and solar powered ‘underground’ internet cafes would be operated, piggybacking off the data allowance of the rich. “The IT guy would be King. Those who know the dark art of connectivity would be worshipped. The underprivileged would exchange bottle tops gathered from the drained canal network as their meagre offerings. Those who own metal detectors would be the most successful, and factions would be constantly changing the WiFi codes and selling information to get the edge. “Business coaches and mentors would evolve into the most efficient deal-makers ? changing mindsets to create successful teams of ‘next generation’ winners; convincing those who are confused and who have lost their path that there is still hope and they can still find their niche. We would teach people to make plans, cash in on ‘how-to’ guides for alien tasks, assign goals to learn new skills, to reach out to others and build networks.”
Seriously though. Our future now rests on a man who thinks saying..“You ever seen Mad Max, The Road, 1984, Children of Men, The Walking Dead or Soylent Green? Yeah? Well Brexit will be marginally better than that.” ..is a good idea. We’re fucked, folks.https://t.co/j11nLoQLab ? James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 19, 2018
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