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photoblog image A visit to Cropthorne 3 of 2

A visit to Cropthorne 3 of 2

Just in case you wanted to see it in colour


The World's many ideologies explained in terms of cows

 

 

A visit to Cropthorne 3 of 2

Just in case you wanted to see it in colour


The World's many ideologies explained in terms of cows

 

    • Feudalism: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
    • Pure Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you all the milk you need.
    • Bureaucratic Socialism: Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need.
    • Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.
    • Pure Communism: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.
    • Real World Communism: You share two cows with your neighbors. You and your neighbors bicker about who has the most “ability” and who has the most “need”. Meanwhile, no one works, no one gets any milk, and the cows drop dead of starvation.

 

  • Russian Communism: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the black market.
  • Russian Democracy: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the Mafia takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the “free” market.
  • Cambodian Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.
  • Militarianism: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
  • Totalitarianism: You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.
  • Pure Democracy: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
  • Representative Democracy: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
  • British Democracy: You have two cows. You feed them sheeps’ brains and they go mad. The government doesn’t do anything.
  • Bureaucracy: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
  • Pure Anarchy: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.
  • Pure Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
  • Capitalism: You don’t have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don’t have any cows to put up as collateral.
  • Enviromentalism: You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them.
  • Political Correctness: You are associated with (the concept of “ownership” is a symbol of the phallo-centric, war mongering, intolerant past) two differently – aged (but no less valuable to society) bovines of non-specified gender.
  • Surrealism: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Sep 2011, 01:06
Nar...too chocciebox...t'other'un was better!
Bill Phillips: I agree grin
I like it just as much in colour Bill.... but you got carried away with your two cowsgrin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is an oldie but it made me laugh
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Sep 2011, 06:21
Since I saw the color one first, I chose it, but I like both, Bill. How's that for Political Correctness. grin
Bill Phillips: Very diplomatic
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Sep 2011, 06:53
Yes, I wanted.. and I like this picture very much! Later I have to study your very witty, wise text about World's ideologies!
Bill Phillips: I am pleased you do Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Sep 2011, 07:22
You have made me splutter on my ontbijt - hahaha!!!
Bill Phillips: It is a golden oldie that I had forgotten about.
Wonderful Bill in color, but I still loved it in Black and White.
Bill Phillips: My intention when i took this was to do it in black and white.
I absolutely like the colour better. Your 'ideologies' was a great read!
Bill Phillips: It is an oldie but it still makes me laugh
It's funny how you get used to yellow lines, litter, graffiti, milk floats, postmen, dog walkers, mobility vehicles, Big Issue sellers, middle-aged women touting for people to answer questionaires, cyclists, bus shelters with people waiting ages for the bus to come ... I could go on.
Bill Phillips: Now that give me an idea
Ginnie is just indecisive ...and sitting on the fence {grin]
Bill Phillips: Diplomatic Richard, not indecisive
Looking great and got nothing to hide in colour Bill. I particularly liked the PC ideology.
Bill Phillips: Yes it is sadly all too true!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2011, 10:29
B/W for me, although it is very pretty. Were the cows B/W or a colour grin
Bill Phillips: Actually there were some somewhere about but I can't remember what colour they were gringrin
The mono version does work quite well but in my mind the scene does call for colour to bring out the contrasts between the sky and the trees and shrubs. How did you manage to get a picture without cars in it though?
Bill Phillips: There was a van in the distance but I cloned it out, along with a few TV aerials, white lines and telephone wires
I'm with Ginnie on this, I like both although if I were entering in a club competition I would use the B&W.one.
Bill Phillips: It was always my intention to have this in b&w Brian
  • Alan
  • Bend, Oregon
  • 21 Sep 2011, 15:25
LOL! Love it!

Oh, a cracking image, too. As much as I liked the b&w version, this is even better.
Bill Phillips: Thank you alan. hope you are having a great trip
  • Alan
  • Bend, Oregon
  • 21 Sep 2011, 15:27
@Linda. The cows were probably b&W Friesiansa s they are good milkers.
Bill Phillips: Hahaha they would have fitted in well
Still looks good in colour, perhaps not so old though smile
Bill Phillips: no it looks all to clean and pristine smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 Sep 2011, 16:01
Thank you for the COLOUR and the wonderful description of the various political systems that are experienced.

Bureaucracy sounds very much like the EU

Me? I vote for Surrealism.
Bill Phillips: I try to please (usually without success)
Yes it does
no surprise there but then these days so would I
Very chocolate box pretty, this one. Very 1940s postcard yesterday. Guess which one I prefer?

I love the story of the 2 cows.
Bill Phillips: I know how you love black and white Sheila grin

The cow story is an oldie but it still makes me laugh
Now that is genuine chocy box - and none the worse for it. Excellent lighting and colour, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Tom, and I love choccie box!
It is as beautiful as the B & W, hard actually to pick! Excellent capture! wink
Bill Phillips: No need i'm pleased you like them both

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