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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The dictatorship of the celebretariat

I was googling for something when I came across this phrase.

It's a dictatorship of the celebretariat

[From Big Brother meets Brother Tommy - The Scotsman]

The article was talking about Big Brother, in a context in which the use of phrase is very clever on multiple levels, which always appeals to me. That's because the article is about Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan and it mocks the old phrase about the dictatorship of the proletariat. But anyway. I've decided that it should replace "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" as Britain's new national motto because it so accurately describes the state of the nation. The general public are quite unable to distinguish between the deranged rantings of celebrities (many of whom are hereditary celebrities, rather than celebrities in their own right), the deranged rantings of politicians, and anyone talking sense. When a BBC interviewer asks an actor who is playing a teacher about education policy, which I actually heard on the radio with my own ears a few months ago, you know the game is up.

In the future, everyone will be famous to fifteen people.
[posted with ecto]

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