These are interesting days over at The Guardian's 'Comment is Free' site
First there was Charlton Brooker's smug and excruciatingly unfunny piece on 9/11 Conspiraloons which drew 1,778 warmly appreciative comments in next to no time...
And now there's David Milliband's equally smug, but slightly funnier (unintentionally) piece, on why the Labour Government isn't really an unholy incarnation of Pure Evil...
...743 adoring comments and counting
Forget about oil and gas shortages, if things carry on like this we'll reach Peak Tinfoil long before the hydrocarbons run out
Though, in fairness, there was a division of opinion between Loon and Anti-Loon in the comments underneath the 9/11 article
No such division of opinion underneath the Milliband piece
Everyone is fucked off with David and the Labour Party
Even members of the Labour Party
The penny has finally dropped
It would seem that calls to support the Labour Party, however wicked its actions, simply because it isn't the Conservative Party just won't cut it any more
which makes for an interesting situation
Even in their worst days, previous fucked up administrations retained at least a core of loyal, grassroots supporters
Not so this time round
- Who do you vote for when you finally realise that you're living in what is effectively an unrepresentative single party state, or do you just not bother?
- What do you do when you just can't pay your monthly bills any more?
- And what are the guys who run that single party state going to come up with to preempt your decisions?
and whilst on the subject of past fucked-up administrations, fellow blogger Merkin made a couple of amusing comments underneath the Milliband piece; including one which made reference to 'Stand Down Margaret' by The Beat
- Stand Down Margaret - released 1980
- Margaret - stands down 1990
Ah, the power of popular music
Here's a clip of ex Beat member Dave Wakeling doing an acoustic version of SDM last year. There's a little sliver of ad libbing at the end which nicely captures that sense of 'what the fuck was that all about?' now being experienced by a lot of people who worked so hard to help the current government into power
plus ca change