Wednesday, August 20, 2008

John the Revelator

Originally an oblique critique of St. John of Patmos, or better known as Johnt he Divine, who, accordinng to popular tradition, wrote the apocalyptic Book of Revelation, Depeche Mode's "John the Revelator" had an alternative video clip made by enigmatic Internet maverick Violator of the Regime in 2006. In his hands, the song became a no-holds-barred, scathing indictment of the foreign policy of the neo-conservative Republican administration. Replete with images of warfare, religious strife, and none-too-flattering protrayals of prominent personalities like Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush (including several depictions of him as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), this new-look, satirical "John the Revelator" video can be regarded as one of the most effective visual condemnations of unchecked right-wing, neo-imperialist intentions.


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