The twitstream is a surge of sycophancy this evening following the announcement that an obsessed small island nation has caved to Hollywood non-threats over not making a couple of films about short people with big hairy feet. If the sum involved wasn't half a billion dollars it would be only slightly less absurd.
And if those Tory fucking stooges weren't selling off our labour rights as part of the deal it would be only slightly less pathetic. And those pricks are going to rush laws through - starting tomorrow - to screw over workers by pretending they are "contractors" to suit Hollywood. It is just sickening. Whoring ourselves off to ten suits from Warner Bros. Reminds me a lot of the stooges of the previous Labour government that rolled over and granted Hollywood all manner of rights in this country against our interests; like banning parallel imports of their schlock for a year so they can extort us and delay releases, and the criminalisation of civil disputes (copyright) so they make our government and law enforcement do their job for them.
We just keep taking it from behind for these shysters, no matter which bunch of stooges are on the Treasury benches. That sort of overawed compliance is peasant behaviour. Hicks, straight out of the fucking Shire. They might as well shoot the damn films in Matamata itself - or any NZ town or suburb - there's no need for the elaborate sets, it's the characters they are after. And they will find more than enough backward and naive prols bumbling around to cast four million fucking Hobbits.