Ever wonder what the British citizen is watching on their TV across the pond?
Yes, they make great series like Downton Abbey and Poldark, but a glimpse of their television listings reveal that among the dramatic shows there is a large amount of propaganda.
For instance, this month marks the 70th anniversary of their national health care system. Even though they had a disastrous winter with many ill from the flu, ERs overflowing with patients who couldn’t be attended to and operations that had to be postponed, they think their government run system is just great. To celebrate, here are some of the shows they will run (it’s week 2 of their celebration) this week as reported by The Telegraph:
The NHS: To Provide All People
This shimmering prose poem, performed by an array of well-known names, celebrates in rhapsodic style the NHS’s 70th anniversary. Written by Owen Sheers, it is an unabashed hymn of praise to the ideal of providing universal healthcare free of charge from cradle to grave. This is an emotional and philosophical journey through the origins of the National Health Service in a postwar world where there was sufficient “communal ambition” to push through the notion that medicine shouldn’t be a luxury but a right.
A prose poem to government health care? I think I’d play the vuvuzela to drown it out then go anywhere but a British hospital to see to my subsequent deafness.
But a prose poem is not enough punishment for the Brits. There is more:
The NHS: A People’s History
This upbeat three-part documentary celebrates the NHS’s 70th birthday with a brisk trot through its history. Presented by The Last Leg’s Alex Brooker, this film breaks up historical morsels with compelling personal stories from medics and patients. Among the engaging tales this week, a doctor recalls how, in 1948, having recently qualified, he arrived in theatre to be told he would be the anesthetist (and nearly killed the patient).
Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS
This documentary tells the story of the thousands of Caribbean and African women who answered the call 70 years ago to come to the UK and help build the National Health Service. With contributions from the women themselves, this film reveals the price they paid in leaving behind their families, and examines their struggle to overcome racism and their fight for career progression.
If that doesn’t thrill you, maybe a dose of celebrities will:
Celebrities on the NHS Frontline
The series, in which celebrities discover the inner workings of London’s King’s College Hospital, concludes with Michael Mosley focusing on training, Stacey Dooley looking at cardiac facilities, Jonnie Peacock on the children’s ward and Ann Widdecombe rolling up her sleeves to become a bed-manager.
These shows were all on the publicly funded BBC. Of course, they are going to indoctrinate viewers with the government stance, aren’t they?
Can you imagine how PBS and NPR drool over that much funding for their left-left views?
No wonder Britain hasn’t been innovative or of consequence for decades.