MILLIONS ARE WAITING, PART 10 – “THE DREAM OF OPHELIA”
OPENING STATEMENT: “The religion of Omeganism is the ultimate challenge not only to the existing social and political order, but to an entire way of being spiritually that far too many have come to accept question.”
No group of Converts to any religion are ever entirely as we would like them to be – and even those we love can make mistakes. Should Omegans condemn one stupid mistake by otherwise intelligent and caring family members full of love – or should we instead “Let Pass”, try to show compassion, and listen to their hopes, their fears and aspirations? In this video, I shall argue the latter.
Ophelia lives in a large polyamorous family of Converts in the suburb of Failsworth, Oldham, near Manchester with her many siblings. Her highly-organised mum and passionate dad love Ophelia dearly, and share household and family duties with other parents of the Faith. They also seem to gain weight and reproduce with industrious regularity, much to the disgust of the neighbours. As well as being loyal to his religion, Dad is also a committed trade unionist and local campaigner. But unfortunately, the defiance, fertility, joyously eccentric family life of both parents, and occasional stupid mistakes of Ophelia’s stubborn but ultimately caring father bring the household to the attention of the sinister Warlords and fictional “Botheringham” local authority (who like bothering people!) – and it isn’t before both seize their chance to attack!….
This is a biting satire on the increasing Surveillance State – which uses the increasingly loose label of “safeguarding” as an excuse to suppress dissent from Judeo-Capitalism – especially the working-class poor who have fewer means to fight back. This is also a rallying cry for future generations to stop co-operating with the Warlords that infiltrate our present spiritual, social and political system – and who no longer have any respect for human dignity.
Ophelia and her family may live in “Failsworth” – but it is the system that seeks to fail them. The Omegan faith seeks to build a better future for those of every social class – even within the limits of an unfettered, reckless market economy.