Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bust My Ass

The documentary below was on BBC3 the other month and I've been telling everybody I know about this. It's a one-hour episode in a series called Mischief where the presenter Sam Delaney tests how far one can go and bend rules and conventions. And this one's called Bust My Ass, a highly political documentary with a nevertheless humourous approach to how the New Labour government in the UK has introduced a ton of laws that can easily make everybody a criminal.

You're wearing the wrong T-shirt? You're standing on the wrong corner while exercising your right to say your opinion? You dare to contradict the Lord High Chancellor during his speech, just cos you've had it up to here with his blatant lies? Then get ready to get your ass dragged out of the hall, down to the police station and your mugshot taken...

"Freedom of speech... just watch what you say."

You need to see this. It's both shocking and very entertaining. And it reveals the true faces of those people who take every opportunity to double-talk about democracy and freedom. And when you're not looking, they're taking away these rights from you, in the name of [insert current threat here]. Your country will be next.

I don't say that so easily, so best believe if I tell you this is one of the best things I've seen on TV for a long time.

Read up on the show here.


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