I wonder what these four things have in common:
(1) A crossword compiler in Venezuela is said to include codes or clues in one of his crosswords to impel the assassination of Chavez’ brother (although the compiler denies it).
(2) Rebekah Brooks, yesterday, at the Leveson Enquiry, portrays herself, when editor of the Sun, as a combined conduit and synergist of the millions of ‘Sun Readers’ as a Collective Unconscious.
(3) A man convicted yesterday of gouging out the eyes of his girl friend was said to have seen, the day before, a Horror DVD that involved eye gouging.
(4) The Pirate Party in Germany and elsewhere is fast gaining ground in Politics as a sort of Internet Flashmob (without other central beliefs) – if I’ve understood the report on the BBC World Service this morning describing their activities?