The Carnival Of Cruelty
If George Orwell did satire... farewell free speech and independent thought, hello endless pornography and sadistic entertainment...
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Behold, the Meat Tree! This painless method of meat production seemed to herald the end of animal –and human- cruelty. At least that’s what its creator, the long dead Solomon Rand, had envisioned. From this technology, the new elites have constructed a utopia: a world where anything goes and no one has to pay the price.. or do they? Certainly for the elites, safe in their gated fortresses, everything is ideal ; but outside the gates, things are rather different.
Suddenly news appears that Solomon is to be raised from the dead. But rather than joy, his revival alarms both the masses, who, due to decades of propaganda and poor education, have long since reverted to a primitive state of superstition, and also the elites who realise that Solomon stands as a living testament to everything in the past they have tried to erase.
He awakens, appalled that his philanthropic ideas have been perverted and, assisted by his cynical driver Malone, journey around London to cast a Swiftian eye on the absurdity and horror of this 'utopia'.