[Marxism] Ali G
philip.ferguson at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Jul 20 15:16:03 MDT 2004
>His bio says that Cohen wrote "acclaimed theses" on black and jewish
cultures, comparing the experience they face as minorities.
>This may explain his motive for the Ali G figure as well.
>Anyhow, the show is just too hilarious and witty. It does a great job
of exposing the stupidity of the mainstream society. Any criticism of it
on the basis of political correctness makes little sense frankly.
And politically correct attacks on Ali G from liberals and the left just
convince workers that the left is a bunch of priggish, humourless,
On the other hand, I'm quite impressed that Tony Benn challenged him
over sexist terminology. I think it's fair enough if an interviewee
bites back like that.
Happily, most of the interviewees are themselves priggish, humourless,
sanctimonious right-wingers (plus people like the 'Nation' guy), and
that's part of what makes Ali G's shows so funny.
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