Not only will the revolution be televised, the soundtrack will be The Cure. Not sure how seriously to take this — there’s at least an element of tongue-in-cheek street theatrics to it, a la the dopey papier-mache puppets at anti-war rallies — but the kindly old professor seen here isn’t quite as kindly as the Guardian makes him look. From the boss’s most recent column:
Demonstrators are threatening to hang effigies. Protest organizer and university professor Chris Knight vowed worse: “We are going to be hanging a lot of people like Fred the Shred from lampposts on April Fool’s Day and I can only say let’s hope they are just effigies. To be honest, if he winds us up any more I’m afraid there will be real bankers hanging from lampposts and let’s hope that that doesn’t actually have to happen.”
Exit question: If, as he says, capitalism is the cause of anxiety, how come The One’s command-economy inclinations aren’t mellowing me out? Click the image to watch.