Being on the Alliance’s email list, I receive email news messages from Dr Sean Gabb, Director of The Libertarian Alliance. Today I received one which amply illustrates the obstacles many of us face with that unrepresentative, anti-English monolith, the BBC. Indeed, Dr Gabb’s words seemed so apt that I am moved to reproduce them here:
“We live in a soft totalitarian police state, and the BBC is one of its instruments. Hardly anyone gets locked away for disagreeing with the justifying ideology of multi-culturalism. But dissidents go get stuck in the pillory. They are especially pilloried if there are white men popular with the working classes, and if their disagreement is expressed as mockery. Whatever can be seen as dissident humour – and I really have no idea why those sportsmen blacked up – is portrayed as the start of a continuum than ends in Auschwitz. This has to be done, because nothing is more subversive of a police state than mockery. Also going after these sportsmen in as integral part of manufacturing the appearance of consent. When people can be destroyed for upsetting the inquisitors, the rest of us become vary careful about what we say or do. For most of us, the surest way to be careful is to say or do nothing that is likely to upset. The resulting absence of dissent keeps the unstable equilibrium from falling over . . . .
I sometimes wonder why the BBC lets me so often on air. I’m on the radio once a week on average, and sometimes get an audience of several million. Could it be that the British state broadcaster has a genuine commitment to diversity of opinion, and that, when I make the effort, I can be crisp and entertaining? I doubt this. More likely, the BBC has a legal obligation to go through the motions of allowing a diversity of views, and I have a reputation for not actually swearing at the fools and villains I’m put against. Otherwise, the BBC may be homogenous in its ideology, but is decentralised in its structure. The researchers hardly ever compare notes with each other. Once they have you in their databases, you stay there until you die or the researchers move to other jobs.”
Director, The Libertarian Alliance (Carbon Positive since 1979)
HERE IS A LINK FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO READ THE WHOLE PIECE IN CONTEXT: http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/blacking-up-on-the-road-to-auschwitz/
PS: Has anyone heard a member of the PC brigade complaining about a black man ‘whitening-up’ to play Hamlet?