Minorities and the BBC

Listening to and watching the BBC, it seems that the vast amount of their output of general programmes and news and news-related programmes, feature, advocate and disproportionately support minorities.

A big question for me is, if you added up most these minorities would that be or represent a/the majority? If the answer is yes, then thats fine – but if, as I believe the answer is no, then there is (and UK society has) a problem. The problem being that there is no ‘representation’ of ‘normal’, ‘middle of the road’ people and their values, beliefs or opinions – and that is just on the BBC, never mind politically or more widely.

I recall that when I worked in the field of management and leadership development, there was little or no media available on good and effective management or leadership. This was largely because that was not entertaining and even seen as boring. It’s the same with most ‘commercial output’ on ‘analogue’ or ‘digital’ media – and certainly the BBC. Where are the ‘normal’ characters and/or plots on The Archers, Eastenders or Emmerdale? There used to be a lot on Coronation Street but even that has changed.

Whatever the reason, the BBC are obsessed with representing what they see as reality, in and around Portland Place. regarding our obligatory and apparently inevitable ‘diverse’ society. Listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning, they had am ‘un-checked’ view from a representative of one of these minority groups “The way England is going to look in the future”… If that is not social engineering or brainwashing I don’t know what is. Then there was a feature supposedly about ‘classical music’ and even that was a thinly disguised focus on ethnic minorities.

There is, by the way, nothing inherently wrong with a ‘diverse society’, but not on this scale or so fast.

It is not necessary to name these key minorities, as anyone reading this will know and understand what and who they are. Amongst other things, the big issue seems to be, why are the publicly-funded BBC (and others) focussing on these groups – what is their motivation or objective in supporting, encouraging or possibly accelerating such social engineering and change?

The ‘democratic media’

Over recent years, I have noticed a significant increase in TV and radio programmes that have a ‘message’ for us. Whether it is The Archers (currently ‘pushing’ health, excessive drinking and ‘gay parenting’) or, say, Below The Surface (about the kidnapping of Danish citizens for ransom and ‘highlighting’ PTSD in the Danish army)…incidentally, the latter was postponed by the BBC last night, apparently out of respect to the events in France, despite continuing with programmes such as Troy, which featured far more potentially upsetting issues. Both these programmes are broadcast via the BBC (BBC Four and BBC Radio 4) and there are many many more examples from this monopoly media organisation which is funded by us. I find it very difficult to find any programme (especially from The BBC) that does not have one or more of these subliminal (or usually much more obvious) ‘messages’ that are often about minority issues. Try watching from now on with this particular ‘critical eye’.

Before anyone points out that, for example, The Archers has always done this, that is to some limited extent true, however, not on this scale and certainly not within the much wider flooding of our lives from all channels and all media providers. In any case, in the past, it has been more about ‘education’ than ‘brainwashing’.

Other issues are the disproportionate (to the population) airing of certain themes and scenarios. For example it is difficult to find anything that does not have some ‘arabic’ content or connection these days. Even programmes set in places far removed from the Middle East, have some sub-plot in or connected to an arabic country, communities or individuals, one recent example being 13 Commandments.

So my question is, who decides to ‘brainwash’ us with this ‘propaganda’ (especially within the BBC) and on what basis is there any democratic control or accountability? If our democratic government decided to put out a ‘public information broadcast’, then that is very different.