Zeek and the Hoodies
By Enn Kae
Published by Enn Kae at Smashwords
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In loving memory of Mum and Dad, Who taught me everything about life.
A special thanks to Johan. for your continued support and encouragement.
Many voices are being silenced in what we call a democracy - the UK - and, in this age of double-speak, notions of freedom and democracy are primarily being defined by the propensity to consume. Amidst the madness of globalization - an era that saw house prices soar whilst the gap between rich and poor reach Dickensian proportions - the populace have delved into apathy. We are distracted by entertainment so accessible to everyone that children now see forging a career in the entertainment industry after running the gauntlet of “talent” shows over anything that was traditionally deemed as a worthwhile endeavour - such as making a contribution to society. Given this, it's a startling fact that the UK ranked 28th for Literacy, Numeracy and Science worldwide - superceded by South Korea at the top (OECD Report, 2010). With the emerging new supereconomies, this trend may not be a temporary impairment as Britain's culture will have to undergo a major shift in consciousness in order to compete globally. In the meantime, the UK drinks itself into a stupor or gets high on cheap drugs whilst being watched by governments who operate without any regard for civil liberties or the interests of its people. It doesn't matter that we aren't producing anything innovative and that we're experiencing a real brain drain because we have X-Factor and Britain's “Got Talent". The question is - how will we reach any realisation over our apparent social decline when parents allow their children to wear Playboy merchandise and drive around with the Playboy logo on the back of their vehicles? The government will have us believe that we have progressed and we are better than other countries - alluding to our 'freedoms' - that we are 'civilized' whilst the scourge of gangs, stabbings, shootings, drugs, binge drinking, incest, peadophilia, pornography, rape, the sexualisation of children and teenage pregnancies afflict the land. As we stock up on our own social history, we point the finger at other nations and cultures and we really believe that we are doing 'okay' and that we are somehow better than 'them'. In certain parts of the UK, if you're not an avid drinker, you're deemed as an outsider. In other parts of the UK, if you are capable of any form of critical thinking you are labelled as 'weird' or, more commonly, 'mad.' In most parts of the UK, if you ask anyone about their opinion about the recent EU directives you will be met with the same apathy that would normally be reserved for the price of fish. They will revel in telling you about their apathy towards politicians but that's okay because they have X-Factor. Keep watching. They will revel in telling you who is to blame for England's problems, whilst telling you which member of their family or friend has recently left the UK for a better life abroad, followed by a succinct "I don't blame them!" Keep reading the newspapers. The cloud of hopelessness that now hangs over the UK doesn't seem to want to dissipate. Fuelled by the media and corrupt officials, England is at a point of no return -that is, unless something is done about it! We have already experienced strong opposition to this government experiment in the form of nationalism. The disturbing events in Norway in 2011 remind us that there is a strong voice of opposition towards governments that hold the wishes of its population with complete contempt. The demonisation of groups in the UK's media - most notably Muslims, 'Chavs' and 'Hoodies' - serves as an indicator that the pressure cooker is going to pop. They are easy scapegoats for a population that is so frustrated with its powerlessness that it needs someone 'other' to vent their anger at. The mess that has been created for us in the UK will have to be solved but not before certain questions are answered: Who will be the one to voice a concern without being discredited as 'right-wing' or 'mad'? Who will be able to rise to the challenges of leading a nation out of this cesspit into the glory of its own potential? Who will say 'enough is enough' and stand up to the forces that are leading it into its own decline? Who will refuse to accept England's spiritual and moral decline and fight for what they believe in? Who will hold the virtues of the Magna Carta and libertarianism and withstand the forces of totalitarianism? Ezekiel "Zeek" Carnegie was created as an antidote to the current climate of apathy, double-speak and totalitarianism and, perhaps, answer some of these questions. That we no longer have a society is self-evident but Society may be the only thing that saves us. Perhaps, I'm being too harsh in my judgement and perhaps you will identify the same problems in the part of the world in which you live. Lastly, I hope you enjoy the stories and you get something out of them.