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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Unity checking in...

Tim's asked everyone who's joining the Guido 2.0 party to do a quick 'introduce yourself' post, so here goes...

I'm Unity and my online home is the Ministry of Truth.

As for why I'm here - lots of reasons.

I'm a Labour Party member for one thing, so slapping down Tories is almost second nature, but more than that what's coming to increasingly interest me is the way in which so much of modern political culture is systemically infected with carefully crafted propaganda - call it 'spin' if you like, but it amounts to the same thing.


So you see, I really, seriously dislike bullshit, and Paul Staines is a bullshitter par-excellence, so naturally if there's a chance to expose that then you can count me in.

If you want the underlying philosophy behind that then you'll need to read Baudrillard and DeBord, otherwise just sit back and watch the action unfold - you'll get the idea soon enough.

Blogging can go one of two ways from this point. Take the blue pill and it can develop fully into an authentic exchange of ideas, enrich our political culture and become a tool for holding the political elite to account, or take the red pill instead and it can become a cesspit of sock-puppet driven propaganda that benefits no one but the people at the top.

I've taken the blue pill, and I'd suggest you do likewise...

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an observer. said...

the idea of an introduction - in order to get the ball rolling - is (rather) excellent.

11:17 AM, April 04, 2007  
Sim-O said...

For what it's worth (and that's not very much at all), you have my support in your noble crusade.

4:45 PM, April 04, 2007  
sanddef said...

That pill analogy is so good I'm going to store it away for a few years, then bring it out at an opportune moment and take all the credit for it. Hmm, maybe I should run for office.

11:21 AM, April 05, 2007  

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