Monthly Archives: December 2011

Q: Why do politicised comedians get sacked from the BBC? A: For criticising foreign policy & Israel

I’ve been reading Frankie Boyle’s latest book “Work! Consume! Die!” & it’s opening chapter deals with Britains foreign policy in a manner in which no other current stand up comic will do.

After all it was Frankie Boyle’s political satire on Israel that got him sacked from the Beeb.

Frankie Boyle criticised the ‘cowardly’ BBC for its Israel joke apology, stating in a full written statement:

“I think the problem here is that the show’s producers will have thought that Israel, an aggressive, terrorist state with a nuclear arsenal was an appropriate target for satire. The Trust’s ruling is essentially a note from their line managers. It says that if you imagine that a state busily going about the destruction of an entire people is fair game, you are mistaken. Israel is out of bounds.

The BBC refused to broadcast a humanitarian appeal in 2009 to help residents of Gaza rebuild their homes. It’s tragic for such a great institution but it is now cravenly afraid of giving offence and vulnerable to any kind of well drilled lobbying.”

The man himself said in a recent interview that: “safe middle-class comedy such as Have I Got News For You, is everything that’s wrong” at the BBC.

I tend to agree with him.

Have a read of what he has to say in the following excerpts from his book, and ask yourself if any of these would ever make it into any of the shows that pass themselves of as political satire comedy programmes.












The content of popular culture today in the mainstream is designed to be unchallenging, corny and weak, so the masses can take their hit without having to think and just like crack, it has an immediate high and leaves you coming back for more.

It is precisely why you get crap like Michael McIntyre and John Bishop being promoted to prime time, as they offer poor observational witterings on banal subjects like the school run. Any content that will challenge your thought process will either be shelved or given the midnight slot.

Work, consume, die, that’s all the system wants from you.

Work like a rat, consume crap that you don’t need, with money that you don’t have and then die.

The Akh is currently away and is working on a plantation picking bananas. He is developing a taste for tamales colorados and returns sometime in January 2012

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Arts & Media, Book Review, Great Britain, Humour, Media Ownership & Control

When will you get it? – The U.S. will NEVER leave Iraq

US leaves Iraq….yeah right. The second world war ended in 1945 & guess what, The US army is still in Japan & Germany….like cockroaches, they never leave.

I’m sure the networks back home have been repeating the great liars speech ad nauseam, and I’m pretty sure it’s gone down unchallenged, shame someone like John Pilger will never get any airtime.

The duplicity of the mass media has to be noted in the part it played in manufacturing consent for it’s illegal invasion of Iraq. It was the war you didn’t see, that we must resist the media’s lies & government’s propaganda.

We should never forget the corporate & mass media’s ongoing complicity in Iraqi war crimes.

And we’ll never forget the lies, The Curveball That Cost Over A Million Iraqi Lives.

I’m pretty sure the mass media is not reporting the following, that the US never leave a country they invade, they still have bases in Germany & Japan, you know the second world war ended in 1945 right?

At least some parts of the media have noted:

“the U.S. involvement there is anything but over”

Dr. David Halpin stated that the aim was of the “US, UK & Israeli governments to install a zionist identity” in the Middle East.

We’ll never forget what you did in Fallujah.

You don’t undertake a building project that’s larger than vatican city to leave it behind. The US embassy has everything Iraqi’s once had – clean running water, electricity, gas, security and hospitals – what they do not have, and will probably never have thanks to the invaders destruction of Iraqi infrastructure.

Whilst the US army flies off home, it’s to be replaced with another cowardly, thieving, murdering, paing and pillaging force of equal measure, the piece of shit mercenaries that were once Blackwater, then XE and now go by the name of ACADEMI.

ACADEMI/Blackwater latest rebranding comes as USTC Holdings, an investor consortium, needs a new name to get back into Iraq.

Of course Blackwater were banned from Iraq after butchering Iraqi civilians. That audition was good enough to get the gig to protect the scumbag gulf arab rulers

But what good is a law if you can’t re-write it?

War is big business.

Every bullet made, every missile fired, every gun lock and loaded is profit for the military industrial complex, it’s profit for the pro war lobbyists and the corporations.

And now the same war drums beat loudly for Israel again, this time Iran is fair game.

These lunatics really are going for another war – the dossiers, the presentations at the UN, the WMD’s, the palaces that were built on top of underground weapon facilities – the lies, the lies, the lies.

All bought to you courtesy of our lying government and pro israeli politicians.

The onus, once again lies on our shoulders, do we want to see a repeat of Iraq?

Millions of us took to the streets in the run up to the 2003 invasion and it got us nowhere.

Millions of us signed petitions, and it got us nowhere.

There are only two things that this system understands and that is money and blood.

The Akh is currently away, he has not been raped and is currently working on a plantation picking bananas & has run out of PG Tips tea and is having to drink coffee. He returns sometime in January 2012

2 Comments

Filed under Foreign Policy, Great Britain, Iraq, Manufacturing Consent, Media Unspeak, Military Industrial Complex, Peak Oil/War For Oil, UK politics, War Crimes, Western Hypocrisy

The dangers of travelling whilst being a Muslim

Travelling & flying is no fun these days if you’re Muslim, and by the time you read this, I may have been raped (not rape rape obviously) by rapists masquerading as airport security.

Whoever said that the journey itself is better then arriving at your destination, obviously wasn’t a Muslim in a post 9/11 world. After all there’s no better place then to see racism (passenger profiling) in action then at your international airport.

I’ve written before about the political machinations that affect Muslims while we try to catch a flight, “Flying While Muslim To Be Made A Crime” and even gave you my eye witness account of the typical occurrences when I flew out to China.

So while I’ve been taking my shoes and socks off, dumping my bottle of water, being felt up by a security perv, being chemically swabbed and having my underpants X-rayed at airports, all the “terrorists” really have to do is to send their “bomb” via post.

There have been many an attempt by the American military industrial complex to manufacture yet another terrorist scare.

Explosive devices that are sent to politicians and actually explode at their intended destinations causing serious injury and damage are under-reported in the media.

Maybe because it’s your cuddly anarchist types that are responsible and not those bushy bearded Muslamic types.

This time round when I’m flying, I may take a more belligerent approach, the 9/11 trump card doesn’t work any more.

Before or during being randomly pulled out of the line, I may well tell my would be rapist;

“Do I get to pick the screener?.. I’ll take that Guy, he has nice firm hands.”

“I feel like I should buy you dinner after this.”

“I feel like I under performed, can we go again?

“I expect a couple phone numbers after this show.”

“Sorry about the funk. The doctor says the Yeast Infection should go away within a few weeks.”

“Your mother does it much better”

“Since you are going to be feeling me up do you mind changing my diaper while you do so?”

“Careful, that’s my colostomy bag”

Or I may do it like it was done in the video above….wonder if that’s an arrestable offence?

But then again, I have the most popular name on this planet by logical rational it must appear on a few lists. I understand how all our names sound the same to whitey & that we all look the same. The last thing I want is to be on a flight to Guantanamo, Baghram or whatever hell hole is being used to torture Muslims these days.

So when my rapist tells me to squeal like a pig I may just have to grudgingly oblige.

After all, us clever Muslims are taught not to get involved with politics by the man at the masajid, (who most of the time happens to be your local councillor) so we either keep our mouths shut and bendover for whitey, or we do something about it.

The Akh is currently away, he may or may not have been raped and is currently working on a plantation, picking bananas & returns sometime in January 2012

2 Comments

Filed under Experiences, Great Britain, Humour, Islamophobia, My Travels, Racism, UK politics