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Diary Blog, 18 January 2022, with more thoughts about the BBC

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[The Cloisters, Upper Manhattan, New York City, USA; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cloisters]

The BBC and its funding

A tweet showcasing, and impliedly criticizing, the views expressed by the half-Jew mass media figure Michael Grade [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Grade].

To a large extent, Grade’s views about the BBC are wrongheaded. While I think that the time has indeed come for the BBC licence fee (tax) to go, I do not think that the BBC should simply be left to sink or swim in the commercial media world.

Grade apparently wants the BBC to get rid of BBC2 and BBC Four television, presumably to save money. To echo Margaret Thatcher, “No! No! No!” Completely wrong. BBC2 and BBC Four are the best bits of BBC TV, the bits worth keeping and, though only after reforms are executed, the bits worth subsidizing.

The obvious way to subsidize the BBC is through direct government subsidy. Critics say that that would mean the BBC becoming a government mouthpiece. Hardy ha ha. What has it been for the past ~20 years (and certainly very arguably, since the 1920s)?

We do not say that, for example, the courts cannot do their job properly and (reasonably) impartially because they are funded directly, that is from central funds.

The licence fee system is both unfair and inefficient, with large collection (and enforcement) costs. It comes down to us from an era prior to, and immediately subsequent to, the Second World War, when people had to have licences to own, among other things, a radio, or a dog.

The original licence was for radio, and was introduced in 1923; the TV licence was introduced in 1946: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom#History.

In previous blog posts, I have explained my overall view: I support public service broadcasting, and think that the effective founder of the BBC, Lord Reith, had the right ethos, “to inform, to educate, and to entertain“, in that order. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reith,_1st_Baron_Reith#%22Reithianism%22; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC#1927_to_1939.

What that means to me is that both commercial and populist considerations have to take second or third place. The BBC, as or if a public service broadcaster, must have the confidence to ignore the siren voices of “is it popular?” or “is it competing with commercial mass media?“. The whole point of subsidizing the BBC is that it has no need to compete with ITV, or Sky, and no need to pander to the tastes of the uncultured.

The BBC went wrong a long long time ago. In the 1960s. The pandering to mass sports interest by coverage such as Grandstand was part of that, as was the commissioning of most BBC comedy and variety shows, and the later focus on popular dramas, and what we now term “soaps” (from the American “soap operas”, sponsored by detergent companies, shows such as The Guiding Light).

Generally, it can be said that, especially during the 1970s and thereafter, there was the impetus to compete for notional “ratings” with ITV and, later, after the 1980s, Sky. Pointless and unnecessary.

My solution for the current BBC question would be to keep BBC News, BBC2 and BBC Four, though all reformed, and with a far higher cultural level on BBC2. No newsreaders (or others) getting anything over £200,000 a year in gross pay, at absolute maximum. A focus on arts, sciences, current affairs, and historical subjects.

As for radio, keep only Radio 3, Radio 4, and the BBC World Service (and return that last to its pre-1990 glory days). Radio 3 to reverse its current dumbing-down tendency, and Radio 4 to be thoroughly purged of its now-pervasive Jewish influence, suburban “wokery”, and general hostility to white Northern European life and culture.

Subsidize the above; get rid of, or sell off, the rest. Also, sack most of the present on-camera (and radio) staff. Start with useless overpaid drones such as Gary Lineker. Lord Reith would spin in his grave to see some ignorant big-mouth of that sort paid a million a year to shoot the breeze about football (the new “opiate of the masses”).

Amusing note:

In researching for the above piece about the BBC, I happened to see something about John Logie Baird, generally considered the inventor of television (though there are others with good claims as well, including Germans, Americans, Japanese and Russians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_television#Television_demonstrations). What amused me was this:

“Soon after arriving in London, looking for publicity, [John Logie] Baird visited the Daily Express newspaper to promote his invention [television]. The news editor was terrified and he was quoted by one of his staff as saying: “For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless! Watch him—he may have a razor on him.” [Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Logie_Baird].

How often we see those ahead of their time described as insane, or silly. The inventor of the hovercraft, Cockerell, received only limited personal benefit from his work during his lifetime. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Cockerell#The_hovercraft.

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True [addendum: the already-removed tweet showed Angela Rayner], but then look at the present crowd: Priti Patel, Liz Truss etc…

Come to that, look at the part-Jew, part-Levantine, chancer and bad joke presently masquerading as Prime Minister…The fact is that the whole Westminster political milieu and system is broken.

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Savile, like others such as the Jews Greville Janner and Leon Brittan, seems to have been protected by the Jewish/Israel lobby. Savile himself as good as admitted it in a TV interview I saw not very long before his death. He said or implied that he was part-Jew (which may or may not have been true, almost certainly not), and that he had somehow helped the Israeli Embassy with matters (who knows?).

Starmer, of course, is married to a Jewish woman lawyer, and their children are being brought up as if fully-Jewish. He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

I have no idea whether the above allegations in respect of Starmer’s role in the Savile scandal indicate that Starmer deliberately tried to protect Savile (he may have been simply incompetent, or just mistaken). Still, the matter should be investigated, if it has not already been.

Don’t blame Raab, as such. Blame the system that put him there. Blame a system that puts idiots like Michael Fabricant, Boris Johnson, Claire Rayner, Diane Abbott, Nadine Dorries, and hundreds like them, into Parliament. Not to mention the untermenschen such as Fiona Onasanya (now binned and on the dole, but others are still there).

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As for trade unions, like most institutions and organizations in Britain now, all but useless. Completely taken over by Common Purpose careerists and other enemies of the people.

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Good grief. The BBC is so replete with “licence”-payers’ money that it pays a scarecrow-on-a-stick nearly £300,000 a year to “work” only half the week…

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Drunken Churchill, in 1940, made the famous “we shall fight on the beaches” speech, in which he said ” We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”, but could of course never have imagined that, 81 years on, most of the British people are more interested in football, TV talent shows, and dance competitions, than in “defending their island”.

Indeed, a significant minority of deluded persons actually welcome the invasion of Britain by hordes who, at best, will be useless, and at worst a mortal danger both to UK citizens and to the national heredity.

Ultimately, you can see what element is behind this warmongering in the USA and UK— the same “element” that was behind the two world wars. “They” play on existing tensions for strategic profit.

On this day a year ago

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[“You see, my son, here time turns into space!“]

“The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just“…[ancient Chinese proverb].

Diary Blog, 8 December 2021

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cf. the “holocaust” farrago, particularly the “gas chambers” fable.

You could compare the 2020-2021 “panicdemic” or “scamdemic” to the post-2008 “austerity” nonsense imposed by part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne (with, once again, a general lack of opposition from “Labour”): a cynical propaganda campaign by the System, allied in that instance to a modern version of the late-Roman cruelty whereby the deluded citizens watched, in this case from 2008-2019, the poorer citizens being, if you like, thrown to the lions.

The international Jew-Zionist lobby is trying to help the half-Jewess (and Israeli agent) Ghislaine Maxwell. It must be awkward for the screeching Jewish trolls on UK and US Twitter…just as the Janner paedophilia case was awkward for the former.

The puppets of the System think that they are very clever, but their cards have been marked, even if only by a small-ish minority so far.

Priti Patel is, in effect, herself a migrant-invader, saved from spending her life behind the counter of a Kampala grocery shop by Idi Amin… and the UK’s asylum system.

Once again, tweeter “@EternalEnglish” hits the target. The “democratic” pantomime is a Schauspiel for the credulous. “Boris” is now exposed for the useless barrel of lies that many, including me, have said for years that he is. We now see the start of the planned movement to replace him, either by Sunak or, should fake “Labour” somehow manage to recover electorally, by Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer and his Shadow Cabinet composed of Labour Friends of Israel members.

Incidentally, I heard Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper on the radio a few days ago, and her horrible, hectoring, and primly/smugly certain, voice brought back the days of Blair and Brown, including Yvette Cooper’s expenses cheating (she was, with her husband, Ed Balls, and in simple terms, a fraudster), and her support for both mass immigration and repression of free speech. A truly horrible woman.

Quite. Read , eg, To Build a Castle, by the recently-deceased dissident, Bukovsky:

The man whom the New York Times called “a hero of almost legendary proportions among the Soviet dissident movement”, Vladimir Bukovsky was expelled from Moscow University at 19 years of age, and by the time he was 35 had spent a total of twelve years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals.

Mounting pressure in the West led to his release in 1976, when he was famously traded for the Chilean Communist leader Luis Corvalan. He then accepted an invitation to continue his interrupted biology studies at Cambridge University. His fame as a major irritant to the Soviet government was sealed with the publication of his powerful bestselling prison memoir To Build a Castle.

A masterful writer, whom Nabokov called “that courageous and precious man”, Bukovsky continued to write about life under totalitarianism. “The great truth was that it was not rifles, not tanks, and not atom bombs that created power,” he wrote. “Power depended upon public obedience, upon a will to submit.” He himself never offered that obedience or submission to totalitarian authority.

Bukovsky has used his acclaim to warn world leaders of continuing deceit and manipulation by Soviet leaders and their successors, up to and including President Putin. He recently said: “Having failed to finish off conclusively the communist system, we are now in danger of integrating the resulting monster into our world. It may not be called communism anymore, but it has retained many of its dangerous characteristics.” [Amazon UK]

Incidentally, don’t assume that the latter-day Soviet Union (1960s, 1970s, 1980s) was always “iron fist in iron glove”. Sometimes, as often in 2021 Britain, the glove was velvet.

I was told, in the early 1980s, of a person who, in the Moscow of the late 1970s, was a sort-of dissident, though not one that wrote anything; he also did not really want to get a regular (or any) job.

That person was investigated by the local militia (police) on a potential charge of “social parasitism”, which could land someone with up to 5 years serf-labour (in effect) in regions such as Siberia, or beyond the Arctic Circle. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitism_(social_offense).

Eventually, the local militia chief summoned the young man to a meeting. The young (20-something) self-styled dissident was given a way out: to take a very poorly-paid job (I think as a night-watchman), part-time (I believe three nights per week). He could then loaf, or take part in harmless “dissident” discussions etc, for the other 4 days of the week. That way, also, the militia could be seen to have done its job, and the KGB (Fifth Chief Directorate and/or Second Chief Directorate) need not get involved.

Is that not what happens in the UK now? Politically active persons can tweet or blog (unless “deplatformed”), or even meet in person, up to a point. If some whining, or loudly complaining, Jew-Zionist body such as the “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism” [“CAA”] or “Community Security Trust” [“CST”] makes malicious complaint to the police, the police mess around slightly with the “dissident”, insist on a pointless interview under caution etc, with the aim of firing a shot across the bows.

Those who dissent more, or more actively, may find themselves being prosecuted, or perhaps even harassed by the “Anti-Terrorist Command”, but such cases are only the tip of the iceberg; many others are quietly and even politely repressed, just enough to “control” the dissident…

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Useless barrel of lies; he should be [redacted]…

That useless barrel of lies was put where he is by System operatives far higher than he is; and he will be binned and replaced when the same secret cabals, or ruling circles, make that decision.

Right. One here, one there— NOT ENOUGH!

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