I was over at A Very Public Socialist and Phil BC was blogging about socialist blogs that we may have missed, turning us on to new voices and whatnot. So I read through the post and my eye was immediately caught by a blog, wonderfully entitled: Milton Keynes Communists.
I don't know what it was, perhaps the juxtaposition of a big idea like Communism and the epitome of averageness, middle of the road and middle-class Britain in Milton Keynes (a town that would be a city) but I started to laugh uncontrollably.
My mind turned to Citizen Smith, a wonderful British sitcom about a young Trotskyist, living in the suburbs who attempts to lead a bunch of fellow urban revolutionaries, who are in reality are a small and ineffectual group of his pals, towards a South London version of the Cuban Revolution.
I imagined the Communists of Milton Keynes gathering on one of the many roundabouts the town is blessed with and having a meeting, or handing out flyers at the monolithic train station; indeed, Milton Keynes' architecture is a bit Communist so perhaps it makes sense their seems to be an enclave of Communism there.
I immediately felt bad for laughing and so investigated their website.
I found phrases such as "scams, yogurts and loopholes"; "left deformity" and "terminally sick moralistic campaign" as well as the slightly alarming idea of a Communist University.
I have no doubt that they are a good bunch of people with many values I share, I also have no doubt that Milton Keynes Communists would make for a great sitcom.