Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, October 04, 2008

New Film: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People


A hilarious new comedy starring Simon Pegg:

Simon Pegg plays Gordon Brown, a hapless control freak well out of his depth in the murky world of British politics, who makes blunder after blunder as Prime Minister. His disastrous infatuation with Margaret Thatcher, his bankrolling of bloody criminal imperialist wars, his public sector pay freeze at a time of economic crisis, his promotion of Peter Mandleson and his overall attitude of being 'intensely relaxed about people becoming filthy rich' by profiting from the misery of millions in rampant chaotic financial speculation ends up destroying the thing he loved the most - the Labour Party.

'More a tragedy really than a comedy - it shows the bankrupt logical end point of parliamentary socialism and the depths to which New Labour have now sunk as a political party. It beggars belief how so many trade union leaders can continue to bankroll such a party with their members funds, and put their loyalty to the Labour Party before the interests of the working class in general. Why don't they lead a united fightback against this incredibly unpopular New Labour regime?' - Jonathan Ross

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