Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sucker Punched Again!

I knew it! It was a trap all along. Just because the BBC managed to put together the first two episodes of this season of 'Dr Who' without any inappropriate references to anal sex - admittedly a personal best for those guys - doesn't mean these rancid lefties have finally changed their socks spots.

First up, we had last week's insanely on-the-noses slavery episode - complete with the old libel about the British Empire being built on slavery. Now we've just had an episode featuring an evil billionaire, a sinister private school and aliens involved in a sinister plot to attack the Earth using the pollution from cars. And that wasn't the best of it.

We also had soldiers depicted as a bunch of bone heads (see, I told you), references to Club Gitmo plus an extra-special rant from the Doctor on the evils of GUUUUUNS. All it needed was a pervey Priest and liberals would never need to watch anything else ever again.

As they used to say 'Because of the unique way the BBC is funded... we can afford to stick two fingers up to a large chunk of our potential audience'. That's all there is here: just institutional arrogance on display. There's certainly no artistic justification for it.

Yes, Mr Liberal, I'm aware science fiction is supposed to use unusual settings to illuminate deeper truths, but where are they ? All I'm seeing is a bunch of liberal talking points strung together. Look at Joss Whedon, he's a card-carrying moonbat all right but is, say, 'Serenity' a left-wing movie or a right-wing one ? Not an easy question. That's because Whedon has something more profound to say about freedom than just this week's liberal soundbites. These freaks ? Not so much.

Tempting though it would be to dismiss all this as kids stuff, there's an important point here. The old line claims that philosophy tells us what is good, while literature tells us why its good. The BBC's (allegedly) factual output is more obviously biased, but that doesn't mean a show where one character spits out an accusation that another character has turned someone 'into a soldier' - as though military service were the worst of all possible fates - doesn't have an effect, the more so when it's aimed at kids. After all, at least with the factual output the BBC has to make some kind of effort at balance. On the other hand, it looks like the world of Doctor Who is full of all manner of strange creatures - but no articulate conservatives.

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