The BBC, of course, broadcasts not only music but spoken word and drama. The music motif of the sculptures can be taken as symbolic of the hypnotic power of the new medium as a whole, not only its light entertainment wing. Even without the perverted subtext, the series reads like a parable of social engineering, the induction of a hypnoid trance that leaves its subjects isolated and vulnerable.
Anger against the BBC goes deeper than its role in spreading the government’s anti-scientific COVID-narrative. Shockingly, it seems that some people retain the faculty of memory and can recall things that happened before Year Zero of the Coviet Revolution. From September 2020 onwards, anti-lockdown protests and their aftermaths have included subsidiary demonstrations outside Broadcasting House, the […]
On 14th June 2021, in the aftermath of a huge anti-lockdown protest in London, a senior BBC reporter named Nick Watt was chased out of Whitehall, to taunts of ‘traitor’, ‘scum’, and ‘liar’. ‘Shame on you! Shame on you!’ chanted the protesters as Watt scooted like a frightened rabbit behind the police barricades blocking access […]