The former Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer has called for more blacks and ethnics to be present on the ‘Today’ Programme on Radio 4 and also on ‘The Archers’ (An everyday story of ethnic folk, like ‘East Enders’?).
Damazer said it ‘makes sense’ for the station to be more representative of Britain’s population and said he regretted not having done more in this direction when he was in charge. This follows the BBC Trust’s demand that Radio 4 do more to appeal to ethnic minorities, younger listeners and those in the north.
Damazer was responsible for getting rid of Radio 4’s Introductory morning compendium of traditional musical airs from the four parts of the UK (‘Early One Morning’ for England, ‘Men of Harlech’ for Wales etc,) almost certainly on the grounds that such references to the four nations of the country did not fit in with his vision of the new, vibrant, multiracial, multicultural Britain. (‘The BBC is not neutral on multiculturalism. It believes in it and promotes it’ – Senior BBC executive in reply to complaint by columnist Jeff Randall).
Damazer is the son of a Polish Jewish immigrant, which in the view of your writer and without wishing in any way to appear anti-semitic, goes a long way to explaining his driving desire to strip the native British of the land of their ancestors and to turn it into a multiracial /cultural nowhere. Regardless of ideological rationalisations, at root Individuals of his stamp tend to think that such an arrangement would be good for ethnic minorities, including the one to which they might belong, as ‘cover’. In supporting this agenda he is merely doing his best to advance his own ethnic interests, which is what nationalists everywhere , from Tibet to the BNP do. He cannot be condemned for it, any more than those we can, although we can take grave exception to the way such people are allowed to use their positions to spit in the faces of the majority population by self-hating members of its Liberal Left.
All the same, he and his many like in the BBC are interesting exemplars of the way Gramsci’s ‘Long March through the Institutions’ operates in destroying the ‘Cultural Hegemony’ of the majority and effectively substituting for it the cultural and political interests of minorities. Damazer has now moved on to become Master of St Peter’s College Oxford, where in the view of your writer he will no doubt continue his career of undermining the British in their own country.
Anyway, let’s have a look at who presents the ‘Today’ programme now:-
1) John Humphrys. Humphrys is plainly Welsh and proud of it.
2) James Naughtie. Naughtie is equally plainly Scots.
3) Sarah Montague. Montague is Jewish.
4) Evan Davis. Davis is a flamboyant homosexual who once appeared in a TV interview sporting a mohican haircut and wearing an assortment of chains.
5) Justin Webb. Webb appears to be English.
Occasional contributors are Stephen Sackur who is married to an Iraqi. He is clearly no more of an Anglo-Saxon than is another main occasional contributor; Tim Franks.
Bearing in mind that the ‘Today’ audience is overwhelming English and that Scotland has its own early-morning program, it is truly remarkable that the one and only presenter on it who could be described as a normal, heterosexual Englishman is Justin Webb. That the English are excluded from this flagship program is certainly no accident. The BBC is saying in effect that the English have no ownership of the land of their ancestors. The program’s almost total lack of interest in some of the most pressing concerns of the day for more than half the indigenous population at least: mass immigration and the dispossession of the English in particular - of their birthright, is reflected in this make-up.
Mark Damazer thinks that the programme isn’t representative of the population of this country. He is right, but not in the way that he thinks. And he wants it to be even less representative than it already is!
Coincidentally, a former BBC executive, Dr Samir Shah (sic. Aren’t there any native British people running this organisation?) is reported as saying that the BBC is dumbing down its output to get more ethnic minority staff on air. Shah, ex -head of current affairs, was reported by the Daily Mail (Feb 14th) as citing Radio 4 as an example of how the BBC is lowering its standards to attract a more diverse audience
One thing’s for sure. If the BBC and the likes of Damazer have their way, In the England of the future, the ethnic group which in particular will have no place is the English.