Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Must not describe PLANTS as foreign in Britain

With its amiable discussions on greenfly and compost, it may seem as innocuous as a radio show could be.  So regular listeners to Gardeners’ Question Time will be surprised to find it caught up in a race row.

For an academic claims that Radio 4’s long-running programme is spreading covert racist stereotypes disguised as horticultural advice.

Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, says the panel show is ‘saturated’ with racial language.

From debates about native and non-native plant species to advice about the purity of different soil types, the programme’s resident green-fingered experts are secretly feeding nationalist and fascist fantasies, he claims.

Speaking on another Radio 4 programme, Thinking Allowed, he said: ‘Gardeners’ Question Time is not the most controversial show on Radio 4, and yet it is layered with, saturated with, racial meanings. The context here is the rise of nationalism. The rise of racist and fascist parties across Europe. Nationalism is about shoring up a fantasy of national integrity. My question is, what feeds nationalism? What makes nationalism powerful?’

White people are therefore forced to find other ways of talking about white identity – such as through gardening – so they do not appear to be racist.

SOURCE

10 comments:

Stan B said...

What passes for "intellectual discussion" on the left is amazing. To take common, agreed upon terms that have been used for hundreds of years (native vs. invasive species, etc) and apply racial or ethnic meaning to them is a new stretch of imagination.

Anonymous said...

Some people find no other way to get their 15 minutes of fame!

Jerry Doctor said...

While it is disturbing that Dr. Pritcher has been able to rise to the level of senior lecturer despite his Looney Tunes ideas, it is even more disturbing to think that some of his students may actually pay attention to his rants.

Anonymous said...

liberals sure are an easily offended whiney bunch of little bitches aren't they?

Bird of Paradise said...

Annon. 3:40 I couldnt agree more Liberals are a whole bunch of sniveling little whinning cry babies and spoiled little dip-wads

Anonymous said...

Time to purge the socialist/communist tenured staff in western society universities. What was once thought provoking education is now thought indoctrination and any student who fails to fall in behind is punished. Stop allowing these parasites access to media.

Stan B said...

I'd tell these offense whores to "man up," but that would be offensive to them, the nambie, pambie little wussies....

Anonymous said...

1202 I'd tell these offense whores to "man up," but that would be offensive to them, the nambie, pambie little wussies

Being offensive to them is a very good idea.

Anonymous said...

1202 I'd tell these offense whores to "man up," but that would be offensive to them, the nambie, pambie little wussies

Being offensive to them is a very good idea.

Go Away Bird said...

Hey plants you mean like INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS? I've always wondered why liberals are to dumb