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Musings on George

detail of rusted bridge over a north England railway

Phew! It’s over.

And as we wake up (hopefully!) to the real implications of paying for the  policing & parading of two inbred work-shy over-priveledged parisitic strangers who happen to have squelched “out of a particular aristocratic womb in a particular golden palace”   – and as the frenetic flag-waving for our Great demokkkracy hosting the Olympic Games begins in earnest – here’s a couple of alternative interpretations from ‘Georges’ on this perculiar strain of manipulated and misdirected national pride:

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them”
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Comic Relief – Sick Jokes

Okay – you’ll like this one:

Q) What do you get if you cross several million quantity petro-chemical made-in-China Red Noses with a hyped-up dumbed-down UK population?

No? Give up?

A) The end to World Poverty and Global Equality of course!

Ya geddit? Ya geddit? No? Not funny?

Okay, okay, try this:

Q) Why did the celebrity cross the Channel? Continue reading

Save! Save! Buy! Buy! Bye Bye…

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Rise Above It - Buy Nothing Christmas, from Adbsuters

Following on from the poem “Saved By Shopping”, here’s a couple more critiques relating to the idea that we can help the ‘Wretched of the Earth’ by continuing our consumption habits & trusting in celebrities…

This first article in the Nation links the then current stories of the popstar material girl & the popstar material boys:

Shopping Is Not Sharing: Corporate Consumerism Is Masquerading As Activism – “Africa’s poor had, like, the best week ever. Not since the days of khaki colonialism has buying Africa been so sexy, so fashionable…”

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