Friday 16 December 2011

A modest proposal indeed

In light of recent social welfare policy changes, this couldn't be more timely. With apologies to Jonathan Swift, of course.

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  1. Take care... I'm sure some RWNJs would think there's merit in your proposal. With the right kind of "marketing"; Pak'n'Save's Final Solution Butchery Section.

  2. Glad to have you on board, Frank. Re: RWNJs, Poe's Law much? They say the British have satire instead of revolutions.

    I'm pretty sure someone out there will download it, enlarge it, and plaster it all over the place, which is partly the rationale for these posters.

  3. Cheers, Deep Red.

    Yes, I've heard that same expression about our British cuzzies and their satire. Mind you, they are the nation that produced the wonderfully subversive "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and of course, the timeless allegory, "The Prisoner" (no, not the wretched US re-make... *shudder*)

    As for posters - they can sometimes be worth more than a thousand words. In which case, you may've made my blog scribblings redundant!? Heh heh heh...

    Perhaps the next election campaign in 2014 (or earlier, considering National's slim one-seat majority) should make full use of such posters?

    I seem to recall, back in the late 1980s (?) or mid 1990s (?), someone stuck up phoney newspaper posters around Wellington. They were styled on the ad-sheets you often see stuck behind wire frames, at Dairies and suchlike. But the headlines were satitical take-offs on contemporary political events, and often lampooned Bolger or some other Tory politician.

    *sighs* The good old days...

  4. "In light of recent social welfare policy changes, this couldn't be more timely."

    It could hardly be more obscene or over the top. Sick.