Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by E. Burke, Jan 17, 2015.
Very good new addition to Superhero Hetalia Red Star.
Mosleyite Wing of Labour Carries On*
By Graham Douglass in The Guardian
Since the late 1980's, a wing of the Labour, informed by the Totalist Ideology espoused by Oswald Mosley, has grown and consolidated its power over the Labour Party in large swathes of the Midlands. They can be seen wearing their black quasi-uniform at party meetings in Solihull, selling copies of Action! at strikes in West Bromwich, and belting Mosleyite chants at Wolves matches in Wolverhampton. Says Shoreite Labour MP Steven Gunn of Birmingham Ladywood, "They'll use parliamentary means to gain power, but the moment they get it, they'll make it a one party state." So what is this group?
The core of the Totalist wing of Labour is the newspaper Action! This is the main outlet for Totalist ideas and their primary source of funding. Members are expected to regularly contribute money for the upkeep and publication of this newspaper. Their plan is for a Labour government dominated by Totalist ideas of Direct, Socialist Rule of the Franco-British Economy from London. Then, they will suspend "the unnecessary structures of parliamentary democracy, as the will of the people shall be expressed through totalism."
Says Gunn, "this group is a threat to Democracy, and must be rooted out of our party. I have been a hammer against the Totalist just as I have been against the Bolshies, and I shall continue to be such." Says Councillor John Hunter, Parliamentary Candidate for Pernith and the Border and a Wolverhampton native "The totalists are proof of concept that there is minimal difference between the reds and the fascists. Only the PA is committed to democratic government and the Constitution." Said Communist MP Jean-Luc Melanchon, "This proves the Labour Party are Social Fascists who will betray the Revolution at the first opportunity."
A spokesman for Labour Leader Richard Leonard expressed a commitment to anti-fascism. Labour MPs from Solihull, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton, areas associated with Totalist control, refused to comment.
*Note, the Mosleyites are a tiny wing of the party, but a well-organized one that punches above its weight through strong influence in the "Enoch Country" of the West Midlands. Look at them as a TTL Militant. DO NOT interpret this as a mainstream Labour sentiment, for the love of God, we really don't need another flamewar.
Sounds like an Anime to me...
To be exact, a shitty anime. A really, really shitty anime.
*Looks at Dragonball Z*
OVER 9000 EPISSOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS and we still don't know why Piccolo is green.
You repeat yourself, fine sir.
I know it's a long running joke but it isn't nearly as bad as that (outside of the Namek saga) if I remember correctly. More like an awful harem anime from my interpretation of it.
I can't tell if this is joke meant to say that it's redundant because all anime are shitty or if you didn't get that I was trying to put comedic emphasis in the comment.
I've watched maybe 5 episodes of the show and it was literally just screams, boasting, bursts of color that should have epilepsy warnings attached to them, and the occasional punch. And I still don't know why Goku is fighting all these guys.
The former. I edited the quoted portion to clarify that.
So essentially Strasserism fringe wing?
The Mosleyites are the sort of people who read 1984 and say, “y’know, Oceania has a helluva thing going there!” But Strasserists are kicking around a little.
But they function like IOTL Militiant.
I have a long list of anime to disprove your statement:
Neon Genesis Evangelion, a highly artistic and dark mindscrew. Madoka Magica, a dark deconstruction and mindscrew. Princess Tutu, a beautiful and uplifting anime (and a bit of a mindscrew). Code Geass, an utterly badass anime about political plays and strategies (plus giant robots fighting). Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, an intelligent Shounen going into themes of atoning for your mistakes and dark subjects such as genocide and authoritarianism. Hellsing Ultimate, an admitingly not incredibly deep analysis of the characters but is one of the most wonderfully animated action OVA series I've seen. Not to mention such classics as Legends of Galactic heroes or Gundam. I havn't mentioned newer anime such Boku no Hero academia that are also universally beloved.
I haven't even mentioned Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli in general. So I have to disagree with this sentiment as it looks at all anime as if it is all formulaic harem shit or otaku pandering shit (or both) whilst ignoring the actual artisti and intelligent anime and manga.
IMO I'm not a fan of anime, the only one I've ever really enjoyed was Hellsing Ultimate and even then only the abridged version.
You know, I can respect this, saying you are not a fan of anime but not just saying it's all shit. Because then it isn't you making a judgement and implying the taste of those who like anime are shit but instead you're just saying your not into it and are not interested enough to go into the ocean to find the quality stuff underneath layer of shitty anime.
Now I know Bulldoggus didn't mean to call my taste in fiction shit and whilst a lot of anime is shit, entire genres even (fucking harem shit), but the joke and the sentiment it holds is something I find increasingly annoying as it treats anime as only that pandering shit and not being a massive mix of genres and qualities from lazy, hackney anime to masterpieces such as Ghost in the Shell and Akira.
At the urging of a friend, I have seen Akira and watched episodes of the Alchemist and Neon one, and throughly disliked both, now, Derek, I did not intend to insult your taste, I just really happen to dislike the medium as a whole. But if you interpreted that as a personal attack, allow me to apologize and assure you it wasn’t.
Ok, and I'm sorry that I got defensive. It's just I can get defensive of the medium as there is a lot of lazy, formulaic shit and that formulaic shit makes me worried that when someone say's "anime is shit" they're just thinking that all anime is like that which pisses me off to see genuine pieces of artistic merit given the same contempt as the formulaic shit. But it appears you just dislike the medium whilst acknowledging that there is more than just the formulaic garbage because you don't enjoy them either. My explanation may not be the best so if you're confused by what I'm saying just tell me and I'll try to better explain my thoughts.
Though I really do wish that the formulaic (often pandering to the Otaku demographic) shit would go down the toilet it deserves to be in and leave space for the work that's actually trying.
Most media tends to pander to its most vocal fan base these days, and said fanbase is almost always extremely online pedants who make mountains out of molehills and generally act like asses. Reason #9,279 why the Internet will be remembered as a horrifying mistake and its banning a necessity.
That is sadly true and leaves the media the worse that so much of it is pandering and formulaic trying to jump onto trends instead of attempting to push storytelling and the boundaries of the genre they're in.
When they ban the internet, it will be good for our culture and our mental health (says the guy online at 11 PM LOL).
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