MORE EMPIRE BURLESQUE
An inconclusive and at times lightweight examination of the TeaParty phenomenon, Neil's tour of America nevertheless puts some flesh on redneck bones. The TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already and TeaParty, of course, harks back to revolutionary events in Boston Harbour, back before civilisation was born. In a nutshell, TeaPartiers, childish, disgruntled would-be frontiersmen are being led by the nose towards civic rebellion, a rejection of the very idea of essential public services funded by taxpayers being co-ordinated by national government; the leading, of course, as in the UK, is being done by big business, notably but not exclusively by skymadeupnewsandfilth's Amerikan arm, FoxShit.
The political nous and expertise of this apparently spontaneous, grassfuckingroots movement comes from former members of the House, too extreme even for Bush's swaggering Republicans. God, as ever, has a starring role in the preservation of racism, bigotry and dumbass, cynical Bible-thunping stupidity; it is hard to believe that some of these whining, hysterical, headbangers can take themselves for a piss, yet, with Murdoch's help, they might just take the Presidency.
In the modern home of ethnic cleansing, a bankrupt nation which nonetheless maintains eight fucking hundred overseas military bases, all sorts of insanity are possible but this programme reveals that some of the states contain extensive and wide-open lunatic asylums, their inmates running around organising themselves just like regular folks, just crying rather a lot and probably masturbating all over the Stars and Stripes.
Even the right-winger, Neil, a man who detests the poor, was taken aback by some of the bizarre, anti-Obama rhetoric, although he didn't and never does reveal how his millions of Sky shares are faring, how far he personally supports the soon-praise-God-to-be-dead-rotten-filthy-fucking-bastard Rupert, they fell out but for people like Andy, money's thicker than anything.
Shot through the summer in anticipation of a Democrat meltdown shortly - I'm not sure it'll be THAT bad for Obama - this is, when you stop laughing, chilling stuff. Selective, infantile interpretations of history and fundamentalist sub-morons being educated, agitated and organised by Uncle Sam's neo-Nazis, whilst damning Obama for a Hitlerite, it's good shit, black and foul and even Neil can't help but signal that. It's all we have on mainstream telly about these loonies. Well worth a look.