It is increasingly rare, almost as rare as the sighting of a Yeti, that I find myself praising the BBC for a political programme or documentary these days. Yet that most rare of things actually occurred after catching sight of one they did earlier(Blue Peter style). I am not sure when the documentary entitled “Shock Doctrine” was produced and aired, but it certainly lives up to it’s title.
I shan’t say much further about it at present, because it really is better that you watch it for yourself, once you have a spare 1hour and 20minutes.
What I will say is this…Watch it. You will find it distressing,and it does not make for comfortable viewing, but it brings a few home truths home to you, which you perhaps would rather not think about!
Also while watching it, bear in mind the BBC ethos of political commentary in Britain, where it has probably leaned more to the left than the right in its views…So while it rightly focuses on Thatcher, it neglects entirely the furtherance of her ideology by Blair and Brown,and particularly Blairs involvement in certain events.
Not being entirely bang up to date, there is nothing said of Cameron/Osbourne/Clegg behaviour, in this government. But consider well, what this governments attitudes have been, what they are currently doing,and what they plan further to do….And be very frightened!
In the broader picture, consider the fates of Iceland and Greece. How Iceland(who you will barely hear mention of now by British politicians and press)have through social government, overcome the system and are prospering greater than here,with a balanced social society. And how Greece(who didn’t/couldn’t do,what Iceland has done) has been ruined and in turmoil.
And for Scots…Consider what we have had taken from us, what more is being stripped from us, and what could be the ultimate destiny of the result of a NO vote in our referendum.
The Better Together love their puny scare stories,and this documentary shows why they do.
But here is a far scarier story against them! Provided completely unintentionally by the BBC for this purpose.
Watch…and See..And Learn.
Please leave your comments here afterwards, and please share this out.
P.s. Should you find any of your neighbours taking permanent holidays..please let us know.
And if that documentary doesn’t set you thinking,there is another along similar lines by the well known and respected John Pilger, which covers much of the same period of history for Latin America.
It is very unsettling to watch..and indeed some of my American Republican party friends may not like it!
But lets be very clear, irrespective of Empire…and there have been a few, including the British one which is heavily implicated in many atrocities in history and complicit in a number of actions today, all have the same stamp!
Special thanks to David McCann for bringing it to my attention.
Consider well…what is happening in the UK today, to the poor, the disabled, the elderly, our communities, and country. And ask yourself where is it all going,and what can we do to prevent it?
One answer presents itself in 2014. We wont get that opportunity again..Don’t let it pass by through ignorance of the realities of what it means, and can mean for our children and society.
You will note I hope, the use and control of media in Pilgers film… We see what difference the control of media has in this country,used continually against Salmond, using the same terminology, and comparing the Scottish nationalists to nazis at times, and Independence supporters of whatever ilk as Cybernats.
You may also note in another part, the wholesale sell off of national industries and assets on a grand scale,and the decimation of others ..now what does that remind you of? Thatcher..selling off Gas,Electricity,airline,oil companies, telephones,steel and water etc..Destroying other industries entirely,and putting whole communities on the dole. The sell off of public housing stock,that we are still in gross shortage of. And Browns raiding of pension funds, and selling of our gold at bargain basement prices.
And if you still haven’t had enough??
Ok..lets have a look at the BBC in action, talking about Saddams Kurdish massacre after the Iran-Iraq war, suggesting that possibly Russia had supplied him with chemical agents, no suggestion of some other well known countries interests in supplying and funding him initially.
and here is reference to the above.