Nelson’s Column: Keeping an eye on the nation
The man who keeps a watchful eye on the heart of the Nation
THE WORLD’S WEALTH
As one grows older, we should grow wiser through experience. Sadly, many of us are conditioned into believing what is often untrue because rich corporations and people control the all-pervasive media and thus control what is — and is not — broadcast. Incredibly, if Caitlin Moran writing in The Times is to be believed, then just 62 people own half the world’s wealth. Insane!
It would not be so bad if they gave away or shared their wealth to help others. Some do but most don’t even though they can’t take it with them.
GIVING TO CHARITY
Whilst talking about charity, I urge you again not to give anything to people who accost you in the street because as much as 90 per cent of your contribution legally goes into their own pocket. I also urge you to choose a smaller charity as opposed to the many global ones where much, if not most of the money raised, is either swallowed up in administration or ends up in the wrong hands. Opt for a small personal charity or where the money goes directly to a worthy project.
ALL WE LIKE CHIC
Do we really? I don’t enjoy watching unsmiling, faceless models trundling fashions along the catwalk and nor do my female colleagues in the office who came up with the adapted Biblical phrase “All we like anorexic sheep” — further adapted into the short slogan above. Who buys these ugly-looking clothes anyway?
PLOTTING THE FUTURE
Do you own an allotment? There has been a boom in demand in recent years and waiting lists can be as much as five years. What a splendid paradox but if you are aware of any green projects or allotments under threat, then please contact the Campaign to Protect Rural England at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Believe it or not, I now own every one of our 40 traditional county ties (see page 96) and wear a different one to work each day. Being patriotic is nothing to be ashamed of and we should all be proud of our English heritage. The enemy is at the gates, however, and if we continue to allow trendy politicians and social engineers to brainwash us that family and Christian values are out of date then, literally, God help us because they laid the once rock-solid foundations of our now crumbling democratic society.
CAN WE TRUST THE BBC?
This is the title of a book written by former BBC employee, Robin Aitken, in which he questions the neutrality of the Beeb. I personally believe it was hijacked some years ago and is now institutionally left wing, especially in its coverage of politics and world affairs. Aitken confirms this and he ought to know.
If you are white and middle class then the BBC doesn’t want you any more, even if you are appearing on radio! These are the facts exposed by the Daily Mail last October when it revealed extremely worrying traits such as the sacking of comedian Jon Holmes from The Now Show. I don’t much care for so-called modern comics but this is an affront to all decent citizens. Why was
he sacked? Apparently because he is white and middle class, the Beeb saying “We’re recasting the programme with more women and diversity.”
Other BBC stars have also described how they have been affected by “positive discrimination”. All my nonwhite (a horrible phrase) friends believe in appointing the best person for the job, irrespective of colour, class or religion because to do otherwise is mad, unfair, and extremely dangerous.
If I wish to hear what is really going on around the world then I find programmes like Russia Today and Al Jazeera more likely to tell the truth than the BBC. Did you know that 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 television stations and 2,400 publishers are owned by just six companies? How many of them, though, are exposing the appalling behaviour of so many male migrants in Europe who see women as only fit for sexual assault and vilification?
I belong to the pre-baby Boomer generation (only just though), who have become increasingly disillusioned by our world leaders and fear for the future. We won’t be here to see the fallout from world terrorism but we fear for our children and grandchildren.