Monday, 24 March 2008

Bill Hicks and The Politics of Puppets

“I’ll show you politics in America,” he added. “Here it is, right here. ‘I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.’ ‘I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.’ ‘Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!’ ” Bill Hicks

Though of course it would be stupid to think this is an exclusive American phenomenon. Think of the New Conservative Labour Party in Britain. Or one could be in China where the puppet master is only holding aloft one puppet. He could at least make an effort.

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