Do you know your place in society?
In 2009 John Harris put together a slide show detailing his persistent questioning into the structure of our law and highlighting the technicalities of common definitions that we assume we are aware of. Whilst on the outside this gives the impression of being a laborious task to sit through; with the man with a microphone and laptop slide show set-up, the resemblance of a boring school lecture can’t stop being brought up in our minds. However, after just the introduction one cannot be helped being sucked into what’s about to unfold... a true deconstruction of what it really means to be citizen our country.
Harris covers some of the most intricate parts of our government’s written law, the kind of detail that turns the idea of law studies off to many people. Yet while we didn’t study, this guy clearly did. and indeed a lot of it. However the narration that accompanies his slideshow makes us feel more enlightened with every passing slide. What we are watching is genuinely information about our government, our governing system and the fundamental build up of society. It’s the best lecture you have ever sat through in your f***** life. However, as John Harris says half way through the film, ‘don’t take any of what I say seriously. Do not believe a word of what I say, go out and find this out for yourselves’, because it really is true. you have to go out and see for yourselves just how incredible this programme is.