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Quote of the year

"Elvis posed a dilemma for capitalism, but it was not an insurmountable one".

Straight from this week's Socialist Worker. And they are referring to that Elvis.

Submissions in a similar vein would be very welcome.
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Anonymous Verity said... 11:39 pm

Elvis was a fine man who, being from a very poor family, pretty much understood the benefits that capitalism could bring to a poor boy with talent and that je ne sais quoi which he had in abundance.

He could afford the bad taste and shag carpets of Graceland, paintings of toreadors on black velvet, endless supplies of amiable pneumatic blondes to keep him company watching TV on his super-klng size bed, and on his gigs, his favourite hamburgers delivered across the globe, lots of Cadillacs, lots of blue suede shoes. And he was a gunshot for all of us when, irritated by stupid programmes and/or socialist drivel, he leaned back on his sateen pillows, aimed his pistol and despatched the TV set to TV heaven.

Are the socialists suggesting he took a wrong turn somewhere?

Also, we should not forget - and this comes with a NON-IRONIC warning - he was a patriot and he served in Germany as a private in the US Army.

In fact, his whole life was a template for individualism. At least Elvis earned his money from people who willingly, and with anticipation of a great evening, paid at the box office. Unlike Gordon Brown, Harriet Harmon, Jack Straw and the cheap army of socialists in Britain and throughout the EU with their greedy gums clamped on the taxpayer tit.

Viva Elvis!  



Anonymous nomad said... 4:41 am

Seconded.  



Blogger flashgordonnz said... 9:07 pm

"with their greedy gums clamped on the taxpayer tit"

LOL I got a mental picture of little fat bureaucrats swelling up like ticks and exploding. Shame the "exploding" bit doesn't happen...  



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