Monday, June 04, 2012

A Lack Of Tolerance For Freedom Of Thought.

Alice Rahon 

]Yesterday although we did everything we could to avoid the Silver Jubilee jamboree in England it was quite impossible to do.

Every program on the BBC radio channels mentioned the event, which looked very dull to us when we saw snippets on the TV.

The journalists who were giving the commentary seemed to be totally at loss what to say, all they could say was here is a boat and here is another.

I couldn't believe that so many people really wanted to go and stand in the rain to watch rich people in boats.

They must have spent a lot of money in the process on flags, balloons and bunting, and lots of alcohol for the long weekend.

If it were just a matter of everybody having their own tastes and opinions I would be fine with that, but this is all about indoctrination from an early age not to think for yourself, but just accept everything you're told.

The other thing I noticed yesterday and in the run-up to the event was that only one view and one opinion was tolerated, and that was everyone had to be a monarchist.

Freedom of thought was not tolerated, and anybody daring to express one was denounced, isn't it wonderful living in a free democratic society.

What was really incredible was the late night news, when the opening headlines were about the dreadful plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria.

I would have thought that such a major air disaster would have been the opening news, but it wasn't.

The first 15 minutes, if not more was totally devoted to pictures of the boat parade, then finally the plane crash was mentioned and after that the dreadful situation in Syria.

Quite incredible that a major disaster, as well at the killing of the civilian population in Syria should be sidelined in that way, by extending reporting of the celebration of such an outdated institution as the monarchy.



Gareth said...

Hi there folks just popping by to say a BIG HELLO. Us to so feed up with Jubilee crap we were both laughing a it rained on their Parade:) Funny you have two Pictures by Frida Kahlo as the other evening watched a brilliant Bio pic on her life on the bbc i-player. Thank you for the flowers and bits. We had a nice Birthday day at me folks and me Dad was quite chipper he went straight for the cake:)

Have Myelin? said...

Didn't watch the Jubilee (I mean, a Queen???) but I certainly heard about it. LOL.

Happy Day to you Herrad.

P.S. I accidently delete comments too. WHOOPS... =)

Herrad said...

hello Gareth,
it was a horrible weekend everywhere on the World Service there was mention of the Jubilee truly awful.
I am glad to hear that your dad had a good day excellent.

Hello Sherry,
I agree at Queen/monarchy really is outdated and has no place in 2012.
Lots of happy days to you too.

Thanks to you two dear friends for coming by, love seeing your comments.