If you’re from outside of Great Britain and you’re unfamiliar with the concept of the Television License, here’s a summary:
Each year, residents of the UK receive threatening letters from The TV Licensing Agency encouraging / convincing them to pay approximately 150GBP / 250USD. The threats are enforced by a third party company called Capita who generally intimidate the vulnerable, elderly and infirm during daytime hours when the majority of the population are at work.
When the BBC was formed in 1922 it was set out in the Royal Charter that the ability for it to profit through its activities or sell advertising would be forbidden.
The BBC set up BBC Worldwide as a subsidiary company in 1994 so as to circumvent the rules initially set-up to prevent abuse of the license payers’ contributions. They extort from the public as the BBC and use that money to create content as the BBC, but then sell the content financed by their victims around the world under BBC Worldwide. In 2012 BBC Worldwide made 15 Billion GBP (15,000,000,000.00) for its private shareholders. If that’s not taking the piss out of you… I don’t know what is.
It’s commonly disputed that BBC Worldwide has any private shareholders, however shareholder’s are mentioned on the company balance sheets.
In recent times, and because fewer people rely on television, people have grown tired of this extortion.
Depending on how much you know about law, the Bill of Rights of 1689 and the process of TV License enforcement, you might be wondering what the issue is here and it’s possible I might loose you with the following perspective on current proposals to scrap the TV license. If you think you’re required to pay for a License it might be worth looking here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHVOplU1HvY … for more background.
Scrapping the BBC TV License
To understand the context of this post see here:
“They’re also talking about…”
I’m not really interested in what people working within mainstream communications media or government are talking about, but I’ll break down what you’re seeing.
A reaction, in short. Strategy.
Given that I’ve never bought a TV license, haven’t watched a TV since 1999 and have been a staunch advocate for refusing to do either for as long as I care to remember, you might assume that the notion of the TV License being ‘decriminalised’ would be deemed as a small victory to me. It isn’t. I see it as a failure if anything.
A failure because unfortunately, for most people, ‘decriminalisation’ (ie. word magick) will be enough. Ample sedative. And so it’ll be business as usual for Aunty Beeb.
You see the TV License was key for us. All the ammunition was there; a pedophile ring working from within a building adorned with sculptures depicting old men stood with naked children, BBC Worldwide selling the content financed by their targets around the world to the tune of approx 15billionGBP per annum, the extortion element and how, essentially the premise of the TV License and paying for one is against the law….and on, and on. It was a real catalyst.
But the swell of individuals who’ve been whipping their phones out to record themselves telling license inspectors to piss off has been noted. (you can see dozens of examples of this here – https://www.youtube.com/user/uktvcool/videos )
The last thing the destroyer of life wants is for the common man to start opposing the system in a more organised fashion, in numbers.
Disorganised opposition ie, the young and naive being influenced to mill around central monuments and stand about on streets shouting, is fine. Real people starting to communicate and cooperate with others in their local community though? No, your intended destroyer doesn’t like the idea of that so much.
See, it would have started with the TV License. Communities would end up standing together once they saw their neighbours being brave enough to say “No!”. Once people realised their collective power in this regard, it can be assumed that it would then only be a matter of time before they started to communicate similar messages with regards to other irregularities. eg, Mortgages, Tax, Council Tax, local governance etc etc.
Preventing the above from happening is the real motivation.
The TV License and opposing it would have brought people together. Got them ready for the more complicated challenges which lie ahead.
What you’re seeing is a strategy to appease the populous in-line with changes to how media is consumed and collective state of mind.
It’s the parasite reconfiguring its position to alleviate the host’s discomfort.
… because, naturally, with a cash cow this big, does the reader really think that the financial loss wouldn’t be recouped via some other means? Certainly it would be.
All this aside, the fact that people still actually watch Television in 2014 is astonishing to me.
… What an offense to their own soul that is.