Presently BBC people (both in London and in Manchester) live in fear of the practical manifestation of “Social Justice” – i.e. that all income and wealth are a “social product” belonging to the collective (“the people” as a whole) to be “distributed” for the good of the “least favoured” (the poorest).
The rioters and looters are, of course, just putting this doctrine into practice – but the BBC people have suddenly remembered that they are rather wealthy, and so are scared (although even the very poorest are attacked and robbed by the looters – because they define “the people” as “me and my fellow looters”).
However, only last Saturday on the BBC Radio Four show “From Our Own Corespondent” (a “factual” show – not one the BBC’s communist comedian productions) the BBC journalists were busy pushing the “Social Justice” line.
For example, there was a report on Colombia in which the BBC reporter denounced the Colombian government for not giving people in a certain area health care. “Health care is a right!” the lady declared – not saying “it is a right in the Colombian Constitution” (according to that depressingly stupid document almost everything is a “right”), but “it is a right” in some abstract way – as if Robinson Crusoe on his island is having his rights violated because no one appears to give him health care.
And, of course, most of the population of Scotland were having their rights violated before 1845 – because, in most of Scotland before that date, there was no complusory income support (let alone free health care at taxpayer expense). Indeed almost all of humanity (which even in the Roman Empire was actually mostly made up of farmers to whom nothing was given by the state) have had their rights violated – only in recent decades in a few nations have “rights” finally been undersood. Everyone else in human history was wrong – indeed a criminal who violated peoples rights.
The lady did mention, in passing, that the local Communist terrorists (the FARC) blow up hospitals and kill any doctor the government of Colombia sends into the area – but this was a minor detail (not worth considering). It was the government who were the criminals really (slaves of corporations no doubt) violating the rights of the people.
And there was a report from Spain – this time praising the “indiginant ones” i.e. the people who (apart from visits to the local welfare offices of course) spend their time occupying town and city squares in Spain and demanding that the government (the Socialist Party government – although this went unmentioned in the report) do more to help them.
The “Nobel Prize” (Alfred did you actually set up any such prize for economics?) wining economist Stickinsect (who has endless “debates” with his fellow moron Paul Krugman – also a “Nobel Prize” winner) was quoted in support of the “indignant ones”, “this is not how a market economy is supposed to work” he said – denouncing the mass unemployment of the young.
Of course the idea that Spain (with its 1978 “Christmas tree of rights” Constitution putting unions above the law, and giving “rights” to income support, education, health care……) is not a “market economy” did not enter his head – or that of the BBC reporter.
No, it was all the fault of “the banks”. How many bank bailouts have there been in Spain and how does this compare with the amount of money spent on the Welfare State? And what do pro union laws (and minimum wage laws, and job security laws, and……) do to the labour market?
And, if you really do not like banks, perhaps we should go back to Roman law on “deposites” and loans (as some Spanish economist have suggested) of course this would mean much less credit rather than more credit, but…..
SHUT UP – no one is allowed to ask any questions, the “indignant ones” will get angry with you if you do.
The radio show went on and on – report after report.
And this was one show out of thousands – on radio and television.
And I am supposed to care if wealthy BBC people get robbed by the very forces of “Social Justice” they spend every day pushing?