[Marxism] It's just a joke

En Passant with John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Mon Dec 10 00:30:33 MST 2012

Radio prank calls reinforce a sense of superiority among middle class listeners over the mainly working class targets. They allow an alienated often working class audience the ability to laugh at and hence feel superior to those other workers who have been pranked.  A sort of jocular racism without the race, the logic of refugee bashing transferred to 'dumb' workers ... The best way to regulate media offerings would be for unions like the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance to fight for and win greater power - with union house committees making decisions about production and the like to guard against the very attacks on workers that pranks invariably are.


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