23 August 2011

Thinking Paper #66: Libya, Libya, Libya‏

By Ron Ford Golightly


David Cameron and Alex Crawford are talking about it, the IIPBA is thinking about it, even Alan Carr is probably chatting about it (Hi Alan - the IIPBA really loves your radio show with Melanie Sykes). We had a little think over breakfast about why this is and came up with some suggestions.

The suggestions

1. It's the right thing to do - Look, it's the right thing to do. It's the right thing to talk about it, think about it, write about it, bomb it, drill it ... it's the right thing to do - get it? Good.

2. Hair envy - It is a well known fact that David Cameron is a little bald (see previous thinking papers and Simon Hoggart's memoirs). Col Gaddafi has a rather lush head of curly thick hair. Is it a coincidence that David Cameron and William Hauge only go to war with leaders who have healthy heads of hair? Just asking

3. It's the only thing happening in the world - WRONG. Famines in Somalia, nuclear fall out in Japan, economic collapse in the West, lunch time at the IIPBA - there's a lot going on. Please see previous thinking paper on the vicious media loop of boredom.

4. Oil - something about oil and plentiful supplies and black gold. Some people drill it, others drink it, the world kills for it. Oil, oil, oil.

Concluding Remarks

It's probably all about oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil, oil ... Sky News, something, Kay Burley, excited newsreaders, hairless Prime Ministers , oil, oil, oil etc

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