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Guardian - Charlie Brooker - To politicians, we're little more than meaningless blobs on a monitor. Bring on the summer of rage

Thing is, they could get away with this bullshit while times were good, while people were comfortable enough to ignore what was happening; when people were focusing on plasma TVs and iPods and celebrity gossip instead of what the politicians were doing - not because they're stupid, but because they know a closed shop when they see one. But now it looks as if those times are at an end, and more and more of us are pulling the dreampipes from the back of our skulls, undergoing a negative epiphany; blinking into the cold light of day.

Consequently the police are preparing for a "summer of rage". To the powers that be, that probably just means more tiny monochrome blobs jumping up and down on the long-distance monitor for their amusement. Should it turn out to be more visceral than that, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.

Before the summer of rage, I presume we are in the spring of mild annoyance. Still go read, every paragraph is a hoot.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 11:36:43 AM EST
Charlie Brooker was responsible for the epically funny and entirely rude word-assisted TV Go Home.

I'm not surprised he's being scathing. It's what he does best.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 01:23:22 PM EST
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It's good to see SOMEONE talking sense in The Guardian. :)

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 01:40:49 PM EST
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