".........is involved with the news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history to change the facts to fit the Party doctrine for propaganda purposes".
This quote describes the function of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's novel 1984, which was written as a warning about the reality of socialist totalitarianism into which the world was drifting after World War II.
This quote also describes to the letter, the British Broadcasting Corporation, better known as the BBC. This taxpayer funded mouthpiece for the Labour Party is touted, along with the death inducing NHS, as one of Great Britains best loved institutions. In reality the BBC is run by Common Purpose trained political operatives as an efficient purveyor of 'progressive' propaganda.
The revolving door between the Labour Party and the BBC is legendary and even its own staff unashamedly admit that the corporation is hideously biased.
A recent publication by an obscure Professor rewriting the history of Sir Winston Churchill's wartime leadership, and particularly the public reaction to his speeches, is unlikely to have sold many copies outside of his limited academic circle or the cabal of self loathing 'progressive' Britain haters. That is until the BBC steps in to give the professor's book free publicity on a scale that would be denied to any non 'progressive' authors of books extolling the virtues of Benjamin Netanyahu, Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher.
The professor's rewriting of history includes the assertion that Winston Churchill "was not a decisive influence on the nations willingness to fight on against Hitler when Britain was on its knees in 1940".
He makes this assertion but fails to tell us what did the influence the people to fight on when all appeared lost in 1940. It wasn't his deputy, the discredited appeaser Neville Chamberlain or that modest little man Clement Attlee.
He also claims that Churchill's famous 'finest hour speech' "lacked impact because people thought that he was drunk".
It's no secret that Churchill had a speech defect which was apparent when he was drunk or sober. He also enjoyed a tipple and was often three sheets to the wind in the House of Commons; whether these had any negative affect on his wartime leadership or the reception of his speeches, is not proven.
In his desperation to justify these assertions this professor claims that his research revealed that when Singapore fell to Japan in 1942 one Londoner said that Churchill's rallying speech was "f*****g b******t and a f*****g coverup". The professor doesn't enlighten us on what the other eight million Londoners had to say.
This is obviously a rewriting of traditional history that paints Churchill as a great war leader and his speeches as inspirational oratory that kept the morale of the nation high during the dark days of Hitler's blitzkrieg across Europe, when Great Britain stood alone. Churchill possessed all the characteristics and values that self loathing 'progressives' despise. Patriotism, Christianity, Imperialism, free enterprise etc. The combative content of his speeches are enough to send any socialist, hippy, peacenick, or CND supporter into fits of apoplexy.
'Progressives' are in the ascendency and on a roll so there is no better time for rewriting history in order to change the facts to fit their doctrine for propaganda purposes, and who better than the BBC to act as the Ministry of Truth.
The debunking of Churchill is no small matter. To enhance the chances of succeeding the BBC wheels out one of its big guns to act as propagandist in chief. The award winning Andrew Marr is eloquent and well versed in using the media to push the 'progressive' agenda.
The BBC is supposed to be an impartial public service bringing the news to the people without opinion but its leading light, Andrew Marr, is a skilled a propagandist and despite his affability he is a committed radical socialist.
Like all radical socialists he is a total hypocrite with a wealthy background and an exclusive education. By his own admission he was a raving leftie at University known as Red Andy. Normally people tend to grow up after leaving the Students Union bar but Red Andy remained a Troskyite and could be one still.
As a measure of his dedication to authoritarian socialism and his suitability to run the Ministry of Truth it is worth quoting an article published in the Guardian during the smoking ban debate:
"the final answer is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilizing influence for good. Stamp hard on certain 'natural' beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off".
No 'nudge units' or 'behavioral insight teams' for Red Andy, just good old fashioned nightsticks and jackboots.
He goes further with the cultural replacement agenda:
"The police are first in line to be burdened further , but a new Race Relations Act will impose the will of the state on millions of other lives too".
Faced with a fanatic with beliefs like that Churchill's reputation is bound to take a hit.
Being a 'progressive', Marr is also an authoritarian who doesn't believe in freedom of speech or the press and he has a particular disdain for political bloggers. If he had his way, only the likes of himself and the BBC would be allowed to report the news or have a world view.
"Political bloggers are socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower nosed young men sitting in their mothers basements and ranting. They are very angry people".
I will give him the benefit of the doubt that there could be a hint of satire in his description but it nevertheless displays a certain arrogance that comes naturally to an elitist who, like our political leaders, has little worthwhile contact with people in the real word. He is an appalling snob.
Andrew Marr is the wrong person to be calling other people inadequate or seedy. Marr is a sex pest and adulterer who cheated on his long time wife, Guardian journalist Jackie Ashley. The sleazy slime ball was also caught on tape drunkenly groping, harrassing and trying to kiss a female colleague.
His enemies, myself included, had a reason to laugh when, after the injunction against reporting his adulterous behavior was lifted, it was revealed that he had been paying maintenance for a child he thought he had fathered. DNA testing revealed that Andrew Marr was not the only one parking his car in his lovers' garage. It is unknown if she paid the money back or was taking both the mugs for child maintenance. Hilarious.
In conclusion, I would add that it is not surprising that at this particular time when 'progressives' are emboldened and in the ascendency, some university professor, aided and abetted by the BBC, has chosen to rewrite history with a view to trashing the reputation of one of Britain's greatest heroes. Needless to say that compared to Winston Churchill, the professor and Andrew Marr are maggots feeding on the fetid dung heap known as the BBC.
When this parasitic pair are turned to dust Sir Winston Churchill's reputation will remain stamped across history like the giant he was.
The British people say goodbye to Sir Winston Churchill