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Thursday, 11 August 2022
Thursday, 4 August 2022
I've looked at this before and having been to China several times, I was always, particularly in Hong Kong, struck by the accuracy and relevance of their news.
When I was there a few years ago, I was surprised by all of the bikes and bike rental firms (with corresponding Apps) that were literally littering the streets. A year later, I saw a report, that the Authorities there, had had enough, and would clear the streets of these bikes and seek a different method of bike rentals to the populace in Beijing! Bang, it was solved, but more importantly, it was FACTUALLY reported on their news. News that was non-elitist and for the general public; no spin, no opinion - News!
Whatever your opinion is about this authoritarian state (we have one as well here in the UK as well as in Biden's America), their press seems to be much better at printing facts, particularly when they are aimed at local problems, that have national consequences.
Look below for an example:
This is from the official news of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and is a fact-laden piece, that is now, a rarity in the USA and UK. At the same time, the current rage for the Chinese people to have convenience food seems natural, and I bet, that Pot Noodle, doesn't have anything on the Chinese version!
How far we have slipped.
Monday, 1 August 2022
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
We do this so well in the UK, that is bashing our own, never saying a single decent word about the country we live in, ALWAYS deferring to foreigners, etc, etc, etc.
This leads me to a book, or pamphlet should I say, by George Orwell entitled Notes on Nationalism (Ed; Recommended Reading!). Where it states that the English, left-wing, intelligentsia of the 1930s and 1940s, would simply NEVER say anything good about our country; whilst the European ones would (as in saying something positive about their own country).
They would draw on experiences and positive points from EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, but would have no time whatsoever about the works of genius just down the block!
This brings us to the the good old BBC again, and the normally reliable Saturday Kitchen show; broadcast every Saturday from 10.00 to 11.30. I try to watch it every Saturday, or at least keep up with it via the iPlayer application.
And yet again, they did not let me down; with their internationalist, self-loathing view of the UK.
Apparently, it was World Gin Day, or something to do with Gin, which by chance the UK LEADS THE WORLD IN! It is not even very close. We either have more Ginneries(?) or drink more, or export more, than any other country in the world.
Why not celebrate it?
So when they had their "expert" on Gin on the show, they naturally showed either an Irish person or an American; who is no doubt based in London.
What was even more galling, was that the expert, some wokesterin called Carmen O'Neal (who was naturally foreign, and owns a London-based (of course!) gin factory called 58 & Co.), decided to highlight ONLY(!) non-British gins!
I despair! Why? We know, or at least should know, that we in the UK in all four corners, have been doing Gin better than anyone in the world (as said before), the last few years. BUT NOT A SINGLE UK GIN WAS ON OFFER on this show.
After all, even in 2017, the UK was the biggest exporter in the world, but let's not celebrate this fact, but let's talk about shite Gins from around the world!
You can't make this up, but to an ignorant Canadian, who probably has only ever lived in Central London with her Gin company, why should she celebrate us and our land. I could vomit!
Thursday, 21 July 2022