The calendar year is an imperial narrative. The seven-day week is an imperial infliction. Circannual holidays are imperial
flag-posts. Mechanical time is an imperial installation. The merchant workday is an imperial offering. Greenwich MeanTime is an
imperial sanction. The looming weight, uniformly imposed; as albatross and as anchor. The new time-imperialists will get their way with
those left: the rural, the feral, the frail. Feed them a thread, that leads to a string. They'll follow the string, until it leads to a
rope, and from that rope every vestige of what was will be hung by the neck.