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Saturday, 20 December 2008
Heroes: Soldiers get the X-Factor
Is popular culture the highest form of expression which humans en masse can achieve? Or industrial product designed to plant false consciousness?
With the X-Factor finalists' video and single supporting British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, it looks like the cynics win. The government’s failing war propaganda has received a massive yuletide boost thanks to Simon Cowell and the release of his army advertorial in time for Baby Jesus’s birthday.
Shame the Three Magi didn’t have modern technology or they could have brought Him gold, frankincense, myrrh and a video knocked up by Pontius Pilate showing “our boys”, the Romans, and all their Good Works in Judea.
Hmm. What would Jesus do?
Dunno, but Irish site, Eirigi, has edited their own version of the X-Factor video with all the pertinent bits added — such as what soldiers actually do out there — just so you can make up your own mind (video above).
No doubt a gong awaits Cowell for services rendered to the Dark Forces.
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