I've lived on this earth for 100's of years and I have seen many forms of Democracy from the Ancient Greeks and their Senate set up, to the Romans blatantly ripping it off, right though to the British form of it and finally the good ol' US of A which has a mixture of all of the previously mentioned.
Which leads me to this film starring the best comic genius since, well, me.
Will Ferrell is the man who whenever I see his name in the credits I automatically think "I’ll have some of that please!"
I can't think of a bad film he has made, ever.
This film has a brilliant cast which includes, OK, I’m doing it again. Let me start from the beginning...
The Campaign (formerly known as Dog Fight and Rivals) is a 2012 comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two Southerners vying for a seat in Congress to represent their small district.
Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina's 14th District is running for his fifth term unopposed. However his campaign is damaged by the revelation of his affair with one of his supporters, when Cam accidentally leaves a sexually explicit voice message on a local family's phone.
Corrupt businessmen, brothers Glen (John Lithgow) and Wade Motch (Dan Aykroyd), use this opportunity to convince Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), tourism director for the town of Hammond and son of one of their associates, Raymond Huggins (Brian Cox), to run against Cam on the Republican ticket, as part of a plan to profit from illegal dealings with Chinese companies.
The Motch brothers reminded me of the two brothers in "Trading Places" who manipulated Murphy and Aykroyd in that the film.
‘The Campaign’ is a comedy and a very funny one at that (look out for the Southern Momma sounding Korean woman who sounds hilarious), however it does showcase that even in this nondescript town there were shadowy big business figures looking to control who we vote for and what we hold as core values and how "they" manipulate the system and the players in the system.
Also replace Zach's character with say the B-movie actor Ronald Reagan who was famous for acting with a Chimp before MJ had one. The World laughed at MJ who had little power, but celebrated President Reagan who was allegedly the most powerful man in the world. "They" can do what they want because we are too trusting.
Do bare this in mind when you vote on the dotted line and ask yourself this question; who is behind your candidate?
Finally who will win between Obama and Romney? Answer, as always "The System" (Bourgeoisie), the losers as seen repeatedly through history, we, the people (aka the Plebs)
Conclusion, there's a saying, "many a true word spoken in jest" and once you stop laughing at the truly funny moments, be afraid, be very afraid...”
"what's the 411?"
Soon there was www.ZeN411.co.uk
you know it makes sense........
Article by @gmanzen / 1st October 2012
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