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Monday, January 15

A spell in the National Service would sort them out, or; Ripped on Facist Ideas


So I read
this article about filthy hippies, who should get their bloody hair cut, and get a bloody job, and then I realised that it would make a nice counterpoint to the fact that I saw everyone's favourite crypto-facist pre-apocalyptic wardeath fetish film "Who Dares Wins" last night:

In which Lewis Collins (the one out of The Professionals who 9 out of 10 people say they would rather be when asked "Who would you rather be, Bodie or Doyle out of the Professionals?" even though they can't remember which one's Bodie, and which one's Doyle) shoots a load of filthy communist hippies, or something.

And then I realised that it was almost possible to imagine V for Vendetta as a sequel of sorts to this. After all, both were produced at the same time, and both were very much born from the politics of the early 80s - it wasn't therefore much of a stretch of the imagination to picture Alan Moore's dystopian jackbooted vision of the future arising from a present like the one depicted in Who Dares Wins, especially with the triumphalism given to the SAS' defeat of the terrorists. All that would be needed would be a government dedicated to removing the terrorist threat, by declaring a "War on Terror" and then enacting extraordinary measures to control and monitor it's population, and then, ahhh, errr...

We are at war with Eurasia, and we have always been at war with Eurasia anyone?

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