That hypocrisy was very evident in the reaction to the result of the US election, where the media wants us to believe that the nation had somehow elected the new Messiah. How can a serious commentator claim with a straight face that Obama had been elected “despite” his ethnicity, when it is so obvious that he was elected because of his ethnicity. The least experienced American president in a century was voted for by around 98% of the African American community is unbelievably praised for having “transcended” race and nobody jeers. Surely the fairy tale has replaced reality in the land of the allegedly free.
If the media can find a third black hero to enthrone next to Obama and Lewis Hamilton, they will have their new Holy Trinity to worship.
We will have to see how the media manages to rationalise the election result with their ongoing insistence that America is a overwhelmingly racist nation, however, I am sure they will find a way. What they will not acknowledge is that in their passionate efforts to get Kenya's favourite son elected to the most powerful position in the world, the defenders of equality resorted to the most outrageous levels of sexism we have seen in a very long time. The two, white, women who most threatened the ascendency of the chosen one, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, were subjected to levels of vilification and unfair mockery, which we have seldom seen directed at a male politician, and certainly never at a black one.
Some would consider that dishonesty, however, to see real dishonesty we only need to look at the manner in which the international media, who, throughout the 1980's, fed us wall to wall news about the iniquities of Apartheid South Africa, continues to ignore the horrors of black rule in that blighted country. Tens of thousands upon tens of thousands of murders and almost twice as many rapes in 14 years and the ongoing genocide of the white Boer population continues to go unreported, and what news is allowed through is sanitised. When the inevitable collapse, and sadly, very likely bloodbath, finally happens, this will come as a huge shock to many in the West, who ignorantly continue to believe that the Rainbow nation is the success story the media likes to pretend it is.
But the media is seldom as dishonest as it gets when it is the British media and it is reporting on events at home. The censorship of the national news has now reached the point where it is little short of propaganda. Take for instance how quickly news of the recent murder of the “glamour model” with the taste for black men was dropped when one of those black men was charged with killing her. Another alleged black on white murder was not a story which the media wanted the nation to focus on. I would bet good money on the fact that the vast majority of those who read about her murder do not know the colour of her alleged killer. However, it is probably a similar majority to those who do not know that 90% of those charged over the spate of knife murders of teenagers across the country are non white.
A new McCarthyism?
The media does not only censor the news, the double standards it applies are quite shocking. Take for instance this week's news, which has been much reported on the Green Arrow blog, of the illegal publication of the, somewhat doctored, October 2007 BNP Membership list.
The modern media see themselves as the defenders of liberty and equality, and to a man or woman they recoil in horror at what they perceive as the evils of the McCarthyite, anti communist trials of 1950's America. Yet they are incapable with seeing the similarities of whatnow seems to be happening, which is to say that people are in danger of losing their employment and livelihood due to their political beliefs, as they would in a third world dictatorship, a totalitarian police state or in 1950's America.
What exactly is the difference between a police chief arguing that membership of the BNP is incompatible with policing a multiracial community and Joe McCarthy claiming that being a member of the Communist party is incompatible with being a good, Capitalist, American?Yet where is the media outrage, when it isn't their preferred groups which are being persecuted?. Indeed one radio station has already sacked one DJ who's name appeared on the list.
I repeat: In Britain in 2008 someone has already lost their job on account of their political views, and the media does not appear to care.
The fact that the media were amongst the first to reward the criminal who illegally published this list, shows us exactly who they are and where they really stand in terms of political freedom. They believe in freedom and protection for some, but certainly not for all.
As for our politicians, I am concious that some of you may have just eaten so I will not repeat here the semi fascist effluent which poured out of Harriet Harmon's twisted lips on Channel Four earlier this evening. However, in terms of hypocrisy and dishonesty. It would be hard to beat Home Secretary Jackie Smith when she commented that “BNP members appear ashamed”. No Ms Smith, they are not ashamed, but they are understandably nervous, because as you, as home secretary, know very well, there is not only a very real threat to them, their families and their property, but some may be the victims of political purges, in the fascist state which you and your ilk have created, you dishonest old woman.
And now I am angry again, it is an anger which I am sure many of you feel. It is an anger which our adversaries like to portray as hate. Yet, it is not hatred, it is righteous anger, combined with outrage, and I am afraid grief. Anger at their lies, outrage at their hypocrisy and grief at what those lies and hypocrisy has done to a once great nation.
Is it too much to home that enough others will become as angry as me, and we can turn things round even at this late hour?