A man has started a two-and-a-half year walk from Bristol to India without any money – to show his faith in humanity.
Equipped with only a few T-shirts, a bandage and spare sandals, [And trailed by the BBC Crew who will be filming him] former dotcom businessman Mark Boyle is set to cross Europe and the Middle East.
On his 9,000-mile trek to Gandhi’s birthplace, he will have to pick his way through war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Mr Boyle, 28, said: “I will be offering my skills to people. If I get food in return, it’s a bonus” [And with that BBC film crew watching on recording how they treat you, might people possibly be more inclined to help you, Moonbat?]
He says he is part of the freeconomy movement – a group which began in the US and aims to bring about a moneyless society. [I don’t see any problems with that idea, do you?]
He said: “My interest started five or six years ago when I was studying economics.
“The more we accumulate wealth, the more it leads to a breakdown of community.” [Yes, in the Good Old Days before money, there was so much equality, peace and happiness, right Moonbat?]
Mr Boyle aims to walk between 15 and 45 miles a day, with the goal of getting to Porbandar on India’s west coast.
He plans not to touch any money and is taking no credit cards or travellers’ cheques. [He is Too Pure to touch money, but evidently you aren’t]
Travelling light, his rucksack contains just t-shirts, sandals, sunscreen, a knife and a bandage.
“We need to get back to a more communal way of living,” he said.
“My mum and dad always speak about a time in Ireland when people came together and took in the harvest together, and no money changed hands.” [Yes, Moonbat, those people taking in the harvest together were most likely penniless Serfs who were basically owned by the folks who had accumulated wealth in the form of land, but I’m sure they wouldn’t have had it any other way…]
Asked about how he would manage without money, Mr Boyle said: “I’ve got a lot of faith in humanity.” [And faith in the fact that with enough publicity, and the fact that he will be a one-off Novelty Bum, people probably will help him. But in the completely cashless society you’re looking for, how do you think this same kind of stunt would work out?]
Although he will walk nearly all the way, Mr Boyle has even hatched a plan for when he is forced to cross water – he will explain his mission to ferry staff. [That’s how a Cashless Economy works, I guess – just ask and it shall be given unto you]
He added: “If that doesn’t work, I will simply try again and again.
“If I’ve got to spend two and a half years to show one person the conviction of what I’m doing, then it’s two and a half years well spent.”
Mr Boyle plans to give anyone he meets a password, which they can use to enter his website and upload details of his journey. [Interesting to see how the Internet’s going to work in a Cashless Economy]
Inside Out West will be following the walk in its new series on BBC One from 22 February.
Oh man, this man and this idea of returning to a Utopian “cashless economy” [whilst being the star of a BBC Documentary] are just so many different kinds of stupid… I give up! The only way this would even have mildly interesting and authentic in my books is if he had gone ahead and done it without all the self-promotion, and then published a journal of it after he had succeeded.