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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
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Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 09:07 pm:   

I watched Christopher Plummer and James Mason as Holmes and Watson last night in the excellent jack the Ripper story "Murder by Decree". Okay, so it as that hoary old nonsense about JtheR being linked to the royals blah blah, something I don't believe in for one moment, especially after some intensive reading around the subject a few year ago as research for an article.

It was the last scene when Holmes confronts the PM an Foreign Secretary in a masonic lodge that struck a raw nerve with me. The idea that there are those who exercise absolute power over us. Yes, we are a democracy, but behind the smiling face of government, we are run by a mafia, a closed community of privileged and assumed authority. Especially now, in a society where the working and hard up are kicked ever harder and being treated like Fags at Eton.

It seemed bang up to date, that's my point, very pointed.


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