capitalism, stoked by global corporations’ rape and pillage? And why are
so many of us passive in the face of impending environmental
The answers, surprisingly, are to be found in a recent spoof spy
blockbuster, Kingsman – The Secret Service. American Sniper may have
enraged leftists for its overt jingoism and implicit war-cheerleading,
but movies like Kingsman, which exercise their spell largely below the
radar of political activism, are far more important in shoring up a
climate of political submissiveness and naivety.
If Joseph Goebbels were alive today, this is the kind of movie he
would be making – lappped up by audiences and winning general critical
plaudits. Even critics who have panned it, as several did in the UK’s
elite media, faulted it for its crudity; none seemed aware of its
insidious faux class politics and faux environmentalism.
No suprise either that the film is made by Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox.
Kingsman is the Sun or New York Post on celluloid. Its qualities –
stylishness, humour and action – are there to distract us, to prevent us
from noticing that we are being “brainwashed under freedom”. The
drip-drip of films and TV shows like Kingsman is what keeps us
worshipping at the alter of an ideology designed first to imprison us
and then to destroy us. | Global Research