Rock ‘n’ roll has a long and proud history of fighting back against the system. But we live in a clown world where everything has been inverted. The metaphysical “spirit of youth” that once drove rebellious rockers to take on “the man” has been subverted. We find ourselves living in a time when a trio of left-wing septuagenarian rockers are demanding that anyone who questions multinational billion-dollar pharmaceutical companies is shut down, silenced or cancelled. The latest addition to this censorious coterie include Joni Mitchell and, er, Nils Lofgren (me neither). The instigator was Neil Young and the target was Spotify.
It’s time to break up the BBC and sell it off
It will never happen, claim apologists for the Corporation and faint-hearts among the public. They said the same about Brexit.