My Nation of Munchkins!
The sudden and puerile popularity of ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead‘ has to be evidence to support the little known fact; we have devolved from supposedly intellectual and thinking people into a nation of simplistic and self-important munchkins…
The word “munchkin” has entered the English language as a reference to small children, dwarfs, or anything cute of diminutive stature…(wikipedia.org)
We are now a society of individuals who think of little but their own lot in life. A nation of people with predominant self-interests with no concern for the impacts of their words or actions on others.
The current vociferous and often disgusting condemnations of a deceased person are vile and also unacceptable. It’s even worse when many of those comments are made by people who have no real experience of the life issues and/or politics they purport to support.
A nation of people constantly seeking instant gratification of their personal desires and/or support for their ‘popular’ opinions. It’s a very sad indictment of our social framework indeed but should the BBC ban playing the song if it reaches #1 in the charts? No, that would be even more silly than popularity it has attained.
Funny old world we live in today but I do often despair about my fellow-man (and woman)…
- Do you want Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead to top the charts? | Poll (guardian.co.uk)
- Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead into UK chart top 5 following death of Margaret Thatcher (express.co.uk)
- Margaret Thatcher dead: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead moves up to number 4 in Official Singles Chart (mirror.co.uk)
- ‘It’s a cathartic experience’: Music producer behind campaign to send Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead to number one defends mocking of Thatcher (thisismoney.co.uk)
Posted on 12-04-2013, in Bankside Bubbles, Society Babble and tagged Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, Margaret Thatcher, Official Chart Company, Official Charts Company, Wizard of Oz. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.