I enjoyed V for Vendetta and the 5th of November poem for many years. Actually supporting the bombers of Parliament of November 5th, would be bloody awful in England, but in Ireland and Scotland maybe not quite as disturbing.
I have gradually begin to notice a trend in popular music coming from Britain and Europe as well - with strong populist refrains like "Roots" by Show of Hands. I am not yet certain how I think about it, but it certanly has a strong audience in England if the comments below on this youtube page mean anything
Here are the lyrics of "Roots" for those who have difficulty catching them in the video
Show of Hands has a great many songs with references to English history like "Breme fell at Hastings". 100,000 people were slaughtered after the Battle of Hastings in northern England and the Mid-Lands and North Umbria.
Which begings to sound a bit like the Danish band Heilung in Krigsgaldr - the song is long but worth a listen if you are patient. Throat singing is more commonly heard in Mongolia I believe
If you miss the martial element of Krigsgaldr in Danish, here are the lyrics
I really like these three pieces of music - I find the female vocalist in Heilung spectacular, and their stage performances are quite engaging with costumes with horns and spears, but the lyrics make me think that there is a strong popuilist element in Denmark too.
Anyone else have similar thoughts or concerns ???
Any other songs or film monologues in similar veins??
I may add a few more as I come across them.