Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Great British Bake-Off's co-creator admits it's a vehicle for pro-EU, pro-multiculti propaganda - is that okay?

I'm perfectly aware that some of the things I've written over the years regarding the way the...

...left-liberals who control broadcasting use mainstream entertainment programmes to brainwash viewers into accepting their world-view as normal can make me seem like a basement-dwelling, neck-bearded paranoiac. I usually focus on crime drama, because it's a genre I enjoy, and I hate having my pleasure spoiled by the endless stream of thunkingly obvious leftist "messages" in series such as George Gently (which mercifully came to an end last week) and Grantchester, both of which used the past (the '50s and '60s, respectively) to relentlessly reinforce the lessons dunned into our thick heads by news and  current affairs programmes night after night - i.e. indigenous Britons are irredeemably racist, sexist and homophobic, businessmen are evil, Tories are scum, Christians are bigotted nutters, etc. 

To be honest, the rampant political prejudice to be found in a vast swathe of popular mainstream programming strikes me as so screamingly obvious - insultingly so - that I've often wondered if I haven't gone a bit nuts: you know, imagining hidden messages that simply aren't there. Will I end up watching television wearing a tinfoil titfer so that the sinister Powers That Be can't beam messages directly into my brain? But whenever I begin to think this way, one of the people responsible for turning harmless entertainment into left-wing propaganda pops up and admits that that's exactly what they've been up to! 

Usually, the admission of a secret political agenda only emerges years after the event. For instance, it wasn't until 2010 that the Dr Who actor Sylvester McCoy proudly spilled the beans about the late '80s version of the show. Here's what the Telegraph wrote at the time: 
McCoy, now 66, who took over as the Doctor three months after Margaret Thatcher's third election victory in 1987, said they brought politics into the show "deliberately" but "very quietly". 
He said: "We were a group of politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do. 
"Our feeling was that Margaret Thatcher was far more terrifying than any monster the Doctor had encountered," he told the Sunday Times.
Cartmel [the script editor] said it was almost a job requirement to detest Thatcher.
When asked by John Nathan-Turner, the producer, what he hoped to achieve in being the show's script editor, he recalled: "My exact words were: I'd like to overthrow the government. 
"I was a young firebrand and I wanted to answer honestly. I was very angry about the social injustice in Britain under Thatcher and I'm delighted that came into the show."
A science fiction serial aimed at kids being used to overthrow the democratically-elected government of this country - paid for by BBC licence-payers, more of whom voted for Margaret Thatcher's Tories that for Neil Kinnock's Labour Party. Lovely! But, lefties chortle, that was then - we don't do that sort of thing now.  But only last week up pops Richard McKerrow to tell us - beaming from ear to ear - that, until this season, when it switched to Channel 4, a much more successful BBC show has been deliberately used to pump out "radically anti-Brexit" and pro-multicultural messages:
Again, the majority of license-payers voted for Brexit (well, a majority of those who could be bothered to vote), and, while many of us feel that multiculturalism (as opposed to multiracialism) has been an absolute disaster for the social fabric of this country, even the dimmest of bulbs can surely see that rampant multiculturalism accompanied by barely restricted mass immigration has not only placed huge strains on education, housing, the criminal justice system and the NHS, but has also left many indigenous Britons feeling like strangers in their own land. Richard McKerrow can think what he likes about politics - but why does this smug, pompous prat imagine, for one single instant, that devising a popular entertainment format gives him the right to lecture the rest of us (albeit covertly) on our attitudes to the European customs union or to immigrants. Who made it his fucking business?

We know what these people are up to. We know why the villages in Midsomer Murders are suddenly awash with black and Asian residents. We know why former Bake-Off winner Nadiyah Hussain is never off our screens these days. We know why BBC Sport's twitter feed is stuffed with news about women's football and women's cricket and women's whatnot. We know why there are so many programmes celebrating homosexuality; why transgenderism has suddenly shot to the top of the "hot issues" pile; why it's now de rigeur to feature black and Asian actors in historical dramas depicting events in which blacks or Asians would have played no part; why Christianity is either ignored or derided while other religions are treated with kid gloves; why Sinn Fein is treated with respect, while the conservative DUP is depicted as a neo-Nazi Party; why the myriad deficiencies of the NHS are invariably blamed on a lack of funding rather than on an unwieldy structure, an unsustainable remit, and widespread administrative incompetence... and why some bloke called Richard McKerrow not only feels justified in using a programme about baking to rewire our political views, and, safe in the knowledge that the people he mixes with share his political prejudices, is happy to crow about doing so.

I'm not paranoid - the bastards really are monkeying inside our heads, and we can throw away our tin-foil headgear, because they're not using invisible beams to do it: it's all there on our TV screens, bold as brass. And, as far as I can see, there's not a bloody thing we can do about it. 


  1. Blame the millions of idiots who pay the licence fee.

  2. Cock Inn Regular3 November 2017 at 04:52

    A splendid post and thank you for it.

    Communist propaganda has long been perfunctorily camouflaged as "progressive education" , "social justice" and "economic democracy."

    1. Thank you, Cock Inn Regular - I'm not sure they're bothering to use camouflager any longer! I also switch over whenever I hear the word "community" in reference to anything other than an actual community, or any reference to "The People's" anything.


    Now that multiple choice questions feature prominently in what passes for education, Scott, I hope the above link engenders a smile.

  4. The BBC's political stance brings to mind what Ronald Reagan was reputed to have said are the nine most terrifying words in the English language , viz., "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help."