Redecorating the Ministry of Truth with truth
A day out at BBC Manchester watching the propagandists get plastered
George Orwell is reputed to have based his “Ministry of Truth” in 1984 on his experience of working at the BBC. No doubt that is why they have his statue outside their London headquarters, as they are proud of their legacy as violent state propagandists.
Over the last few years the production activities of the BBC have been dispersed to the quaintly-named “regions”. I decided to do a bit of photojournalism and documented a protest at their de facto “main plant” for manufacturing lies at Media City UK in Manchester.
After doing this kind of event I am usually exhausted, and this was no exception — especially with a two hour drive home after. They are both emotionally and physically intense. That means I often lack time or energy that day to curate the results, and present the overall story and the little vignettes of the day. However, having screwed up today by driving off to a meeting while accidentally leaving my stove on, and having come home pronto to avoid a fire, I have a bit of time to share what transpired on Saturday.
Just as Docklands in London is a fancy new location for corrupt and obsolete banks, Media City UK offers a haven for dodgy television pushing medical genocide in a redeveloped port area. The architectural style is “neo-communist with a glazing fetish”.
When I first arrived I doubted for a moment that I had come to the right place at the right time, there not being anyone else obviously intending to protest against propagandists.
That said, there is a certain unmissable quality to those who are fighting the good fight.
It didn’t take too long for proceedings to begin!
Stickering a large building is hard work…
A lot of hard work!
There were some key messages to get over…
I wonder how history will judge these special people…
…who highlighted the plight of these victims…
…and the crimes of these perpetrators…
Even when doing serious stuff you have to play!
Which leads me to the many juxtapositions of people having fun at a crime scene.
Using their own branding back on them…
Apparently one chalk lady is dyslexic, so had to concentrate hard!
You don’t say…
Some more targeted messages on placards…
One of the security guards was amused, another… not so much! And the third just hid.
The end result? Plastered! On two sides of two buildings.
With plenty of onlookers…
For a job well done…
…by the creative cultural crew:
A few side things of note… the BBC loves to “care” for and about children.
Plenty of propaganda pushing an ecofascist or Cultural Marxist agenda…
Take it all back… reclaim your country and your culture!
Hope you enjoyed our little outing together!
Making history, no?
Accountability is going to rock our society to its foundations.
Oddly, the BBC seems not to report on protests at its offices and studios nationwide. But thankfully we citizen journalists are able to step in and remedy the oversight.
If you want to see more the full image archive is on iCloud. You are welcome to use them for personal and non-profit purposes.
I will never forget these days spent with those who turned up when it was hard — because they knew why it really mattered.
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Excellent, Martin. Your words summed it up with hearty humour. Your photos captured the intensity and depth of revulsion of the corrupt and treacherous BBC crapagandist organisation - whilst celebrating the joyous and creative defiance of the hardy resistance fighters.
On a related note, I'm collecting a tray of threatening 'we will be visiting your area soon' letters from TV Licensing. It's become an evolving hobby with lots of souvenir variants - in bold. I'm now well into my joyful third year of not watching hogwash telly. Best decision ever to stop paying them for ugly unwanted ideological indoctrination.
Fabulous! Up theirs. 🎉🎉