Monday, July 22, 2013

Mixed messages

Not long ago I noted the EDL's spectacularly tenuous grasp of irony (among many other things). Well, it seems they've outdone themselves, using the Manics' 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next' to promote a demonstration despite the fact that it's very obviously an anti-fascist anthem about the Spanish Civil War. Needless to say, the band declared themselves "horrified" and have instigated legal proceedings.

On the subject of irony and right-wing nutjobs, how's about the Westboro Baptist Church spelling "illiterate" wrongly on a flyer accusing voters of being unable to read?

(Thanks to Matt for the latter link.)

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