Al Murray is a comedian. I am not; I'm a publican. Other things I'm not include; a party politician, a pure-bred Englishman, female, or entirely Western (having spent a considerable portion of my formative years in the third world). What I am is a person with a vested interest; I and more importantly my children will have to live in the society that we create today for, even given Moore's Law, a minimum of a century. I have a stake in this country; thereby I have a stake in the Occidental civilisation, and I (like the internetworked generation who helped sweep Barack Obama to power) will not go gentle into that good night.