Further to my last post which began pointing out some nasty tinpot fascism in the poor old Grauniad (if it was a horse it would have been shot years ago) and ended in a rant about the glories of Anglo-sphere values such as the overarching one, always overlooked by lefty commenters, established by Magna Carta, that even the king is subject to the law of the land which in turn derives from the people and hence invented the Common Law, the greatest invention since the wheel, in fact possibly even greater than the wheel – certainly more improbable.
Kids nowadays don’t learn history, they get force-fed loads of lefty crap about exploitation and the second world war and have no idea about important questions like, say Magna Carta or the Glorious Revolution.
But neither did I. Back in the 70’s I got was probably a slightly less crap education is these vital questions. But that hasn’t stopped me becoming a sort of right libertarian 19th century burkeian whig and therefore I am optimistic that today’s generations will with time come to the same conclusions as so many of my generation have. Especially as they realise how the current social democrat blob has fucked them over, with so many of the of the commanding heights of today’s society in the hands of Gramscian long marchers.
And no commanding height is so critical as the BBC. There are still a significant number of people who get a very significant part of their facts and opinions from Lord Reith’s sadly debased organ.
Since Brexit and Trump’s election the total abandonment of impartiality has become quite disgraceful. Their stance on global warming is no better. Facts and opinions are marshalled and disbursed according to their left wing statist world view rather than according to any more objective criteria.
The BBC benefits from a settlement in which it is entitled to extract reasonable sums of money from everybody in the country, at gunpoint, in exchange, supposedly, for verifiable impartiality in its broadcasts.
They have failed in this simple task.
There is no place in a modern economy for a state broadcaster .
Their founding mission was characterised as “to inform, educate and Entertain”.
The reality is that that mission has morphed into “to misinform, propagandise and lobotomise”
Break up the monopoly, sell off the bits.