Nick on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:09:59 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Why Greeks should not be offended by British TV

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:47:36AM +0000, S. Kritikos wrote:
> Folks, I found out a few days ago that there is a new reality show on
> Channel 4 called  "Go Greek for a Week" apparently mocking the way
> Greek society operates [1], [2].
> ...
> So despite the problems in Greece we still have a chance to make a
> more egalitarian society, in contrast to Britain where there is so
> much well organized and efficient control and manipulation.

Yes, I heard some people here mention the programme recently
too. It sounds like a particularly blatant effort to
demonstrate how the economic issues there at the moment (and
by extension those spoken of by the UK's politicians) are
all due to unreasonable government spending on social

Rather than anything more fundamentally wrong or interesting
in our political / economic arrangements.

So yes, just more effective propogandising that as long as
we continue as we are, but with greater privatisation and
less social service provision, things will be fine. Which is
exactly the line the government are pushing. Coincidentally.

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