What is the BBC?
In short the BBC is an elaborate, sophisticated UK state propaganda oulet described by the UK establishment as ‘Britain’s soft power’. It uses clever manipulation and selective use of facts to push out the message the BBC’s masters want while supressing and playing down alternative viewpoints. With the launch of the Orwellian ‘BBC Verify’ in 2023, the BBC has taken on a new, insidious role acting in effect as a ‘Ministry of Truth’.
The entire concept of a state broadcaster is an outdated anachronism which belongs to the communist soviet era and should be abolished. The BBC is nothing more than UK state propaganda masquerading as an ‘impartial’ broadcaster. While it appears no-one tells the BBC what to report on, their employees know full well what is expected of them without being told. They simply would not be at the BBC if they did not already know ‘the rules’ and all staff subscribe to the same BBC ‘house view’.
About the BBC and the TV Licence
For those outside of the UK not familiar with the TV Licence, this is the way the UK state funds the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In a nutshell, the TV Licence is government permission to watch any live TV (and more recently the BBC iPlayer) on any device within the borders of the UK. Watching TV without a licence issued by the BBC is a non-recordable minor criminal offence which is heard in UK magistrates’ court.
A conviction for ‘TV Licence evasion’ relies primairily on self incrimination for which an uninformed person is easy prey for the BBC’s Capita commission driven ‘sales’ enforcers.
It seems unlikely the BBC will ever give up its addiction to easy funding by the UK taxpayer. As it stands, the BBC continues to demonstrate an enthusiasm for taxpayer funding via the TV Licence simply because it does not have to compete in the free market for a customer base.
Why I started this site
I began watching YouTube videos in early 2012 where people had filmed their encounters with TV Licence goons. I was incensed at the authoritarian and ruthless nature of the enforcement practices of this obscenely stupid tax. The enforcement practices of the TV Licence are abhorrent to any reasonably intelligent thinking person who is in favour of free choice over something as trivial as entertainment and news.
That the UK state would allow its state broadcaster to enforce this tax in this manner is quite simply an abuse of state power. The exercise of state coercive power should be reserved only for things of serious national necessity. Requiring state permission to watch live TV is a laughable anachronism dating back to the 1940’s when television was an emerging communication technology. The TV Licence is now long since redundant with the recent widespread availability of high speed Internet.
In an age of infinite choice for entertainment and news, the backward UK state persists in enforcing an anachronistic TV Licence to fund the BBC. This tax is of course enthusiastically enforced by the BBC’s commission driven TV Licence ‘sales’ bullies. Hundreds of thousands, mostly women, are prosecuted annually for this trivially minor ‘offence’ accounting for 10% of all criminal prosecutions in the UK.
The BBC has had its day and the TV Licence is a dinosaur of a bygone era.
BBC: A symptom of a much larger political disease
The BBC has its own percuilar political bias that reflects the viewpoints of the middle class centre-leftist metropolitan demographic that currently run it. Because of this bias, the BBC is an unwanted interference in the political process. Far from being ‘impartial’ this bias is overt and pervasive. It actively aims at social engineering British into accepting the tyranny of an insidious pro-immigration, multi-cultural political correctness in news, drama and political discourse disseminated on its numerous platforms. The BBC promotes a London-centric bourgeois centre-leftist thinking completely out of touch with the average person and the rest of the country. This is evidenced by their palpable surprise at the EU referendum result when the majority voted for Brexit. This malign influence in UK politics must be fought.
Thanks to the Internet, we have a platform to fight back against the propaganda of the BBC. The BBC (and other big media elites) no longer have a monopoly to control the message which attempt to engineer how people should think.
As long as the BBC receives public money it will continue to indulge in its metropolitan-bourgeois centre-leftist world view without any regard to those who are compelled to pay for it.