Friday, 4 April 2008

Proletarian prolixity

Hehehe... how about this for a bit of purple prose about the current 'crisis in capitalism'? From the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). Genius.

The suppurating sores of decaying capitalism have once again seeped through the thin cloth woven of propaganda which keeps them semi-obscured most of the time.

5 comments:

Charlie Marks said...

Ah, Maoists are the most poetic of all the communists...

Tom P said...

Funny isn't it how different political groups have their own language. I know Nu Labour tends to go for 'political' slogans that sounds like management speak. I do enjoy the 'running dog' style of some of the far left commentary.

Charlie Marks said...

Yes, it's sometimes used to define those within the group as against those outside it - those in rival groups most often.

I do wonder what ordinary punters make of Proletarian? It doesn't exactly put things simply for the half-interested...

Tom P said...

I'd be very surprised if any ordinary punters read it. How many real-life 'proletarians' would even recognise (or want) the label these days?

Charlie Marks said...

As a real life prole I rather like the term...