I remember a news report a good few years ago. They interviewed a Red Indian chief who made it abundantly clear that he identified as a Red Indian.I do believe a lot of Native Americans came out and stated they didn't mind when they were called Red Indians.
It was the white man getting all offended on their behalf that annoyed them.
See also Kemo Shabii getting uptight about a football team.
Opinion: Dear white people, stop telling Native Americans like me whether we're offended by the Washington RedskinsMy tribe doesn’t identify as 'redskins' – this is a derogatory term coined by colonialists often historically used interchangeably with 'savages'www.independent.co.uk
I think that the drinkers assertion that there is an almost palpable sense of spite emanating from the producers around the plummeting ratings, savage critiques and refusal to change tack also encapsulates the current BBC paradigm.That is very good.
It's very good on several levels - not least of which is that what the BBC has done to Doctor Who is what it and the Woke movement is attempting to do to the whole of society and its history. It's a really useful metaphor.
Doctor Who has been shredded. Everything in it that worked and was loved has been thrown under the progressive bus. It's been re-cast, irrevocably. And damn what people think. As your previous post noted, never mind if you like it, it's what you're getting.
What can possibly be done to Doctor Who now to bring it back from where it is?
All that it was has been nailed to a small, 'modern', diverse agenda. The huge concepts in the background of it for nigh-on 60 years have been absolutely trivialised. Unless we pretend that it's part of the Great Reset, that we have a Dallas-style 'It was all just a terrible dream' and wake up from the point at which Jodie Whittaker 'regenerated', the franchise is comprehensively fùcked.
(Psst: Even that won't work.)
Don't just blame the writer - though there's culpability enough there. There's once again a whole commissioning, realisation and sign-off process involved before shooting starts which involves many people.
There are numerous stages at which someone - someone plural - could have asked 'Is this good enough?', 'Does it hold to the spirit of what's gone before?', 'Will it please the fan base?', 'Will it please and entertain the wider BBC audience?'
The answer to all of those questions is 'No'.
Oh, the other question - given the need to make money internationally and compete with some rather good Sci-Fi from elsewhere is, 'Does this stack up in terms of intelligence, intricacy and sheer entertainment by comparison with what else is out there?'
... to which the answer is still 'No'.
I mean, FFS, there's plenty of good Sci-Fi/Steampunk and so on out there. The script for this must have been written in Comic Sans. With crayons. After a really good night on the sauce, and against a same-day deadline.
This is/was supposed to be flagship stuff. It's a jewel-in-the-crown, to-be-cherished show.
And this was what the BBC did to it this year.
The same BBC that is saying to people - me included - that 'if' it uses my response to the viewer-satisfaction survey.
Fùck 'em. I mean, seriously fùck 'em. The bunch of talentless, patronising, intellectually bereft losers.
His use of the teddy bear as a corollary is good in that respect.I think that the drinkers assertion that there is an almost palpable sense of spite emanating from the producers around the plummeting ratings, savage critiques and refusal to change tack also encapsulates the current BBC paradigm.
The more woke and liberal they go, the more they alienate the audience demographic they need to retain.
I’d liken it to a traditional pub, complete with horse brasses, oak timbers and real ale. Staid but popular and with a loyal clientele.
Suddenly it’s bought and owned by someone with a “progressive” vision.
Within days the old fixtures have been ripped out and it now has gaudy decor, loud music and its signature drink is Mongolian Koumiss . The manager (She dislikes patriarchal terms like landlord/lady) bars any locals who disagree with the changes and yet wonders why the pub is increasingly empty. The young hip clientele she’s hoping to attract can see through the naffness and don’t really do pubs anyway.
The manager knows they’ve utterly misread the situation, but encouraged by a small cabal of cronies, obdurately refuses to accept the reality and undo the changes or even make some concessions. The pub eventually closes. It’s sold, demolished and the site becomes a housing development. So goeth the BBC?
Lazy commissioning - oh, and they'll throw in something about Covid restrictions, too.This is going to seem petty, but over the last 2 weeks there has been the World Indoor Bowls from Norfolk. The BBC are showing 1 match a day in the afternoon, there are 3 matches a day and have been since the start. The BBC are showing countless re-runs of antiques programs and other inane soaps.
They could quite easily shift things around so it could be watched on BBC1 or 2 but no. I wonder if this is because the sport is seen as the reserve of White, Old people and not with the youth and Minorities that the BBC wishes to court, which is quite ironic as a lot of the players have been under 30 and women.
Long march through the institutions perhaps?That last is a very important point. Setting up something for non-whites is 'enriching'. Setting up something for whites is 'racist'. Usurping the national broadcaster of a country by disenfranchising the majority population is... oh, insert something here about Marxism. Insert something here about destroying a country's culture with the aim of replacing it.
Gammon? You betcha.
FWIW, what is said on Arrse about the BBC applies very much to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). I believe that YouTube still has the ABC coverage of the last election night (2019) when they had a very left-heavy panel who got increasingly despondent as the night wore on and the results came in and "their' side lost.Yes, very much so.
Though whether the foot-soldiers are wittingly doing it is a debate.
If you've done the 'right' media courses, you're doing the 'right thing'.
Jordan Peterson's encounter was a thing of beauty.FWIW, what is said on Arrse about the BBC applies very much to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). I believe that YouTube still has the ABC coverage of the last election night when they had a very left-heavy panel who got increasingly despondent as the night wore on and the results came in and "their' side lost.
I am rapidly (have) reached the state that after reading your posts I feel more confused and less knowledgeable!I've watched a fair few of his vids and the summary could feed into my general views..... The summary would be, the leading characters are always diversity, we are supposed to root for and free of sin and almost perfect(mary sue), or if male, desperately in need of a support act who is stronger and usually female again.
The drinker should review a days telly on the BBC. Because its fictional stuff is as unwatchable as the news and reminds me of an old soviet/german propaganda film.
Diversity is Strength
Unity is Strength
Eh, that is a contradiction !