Jack Whitehall’s ‘Bad Education’ Really is ‘Bad’ (2012-2015)

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Bad Education was commissioned by BBC3 between 2012-2014 and even spawned a film in 2015. Although universally panned (even by the racist Daily Mail), it has received good ratings upon screening, and has sustained reasonable DVD sales. The problem is that this series as a concept is entirely premised upon its creator – Jack Whitehall’s – middle class stereotypes of the working class and ethnic minorities. Furthermore, its depiction of homosexuality is entirely homophobic in nature, but disguised as ‘inclusion’. In fact, all of Whitehall’s characters are nothing but negative gender, ethnic and class stereotypes that are demeaning and disemporing. This should not be surprising, as Whitehall is the product of his own bourgeois socio-economic conditioning. For a responsible parent, the idea of a teacher like Jack Whitehall’s character is distressing and alarming. Failing schools are not funny, and social inequality is not a laughing matter for those not living in a middle class utopia. When a society fails its children due to an asymmetric distribution of wealth and resources, this is ‘child abuse’ and not humour. Ignorant working class children with no responsible adult role models should not be the cannon fodder the Whitehall’s flagging career, but the class prejudice he displays runs much deeper than this. The assistant head master is depicted in an entirely misogynistic manner. This character is made to appear like a male fascist hell-bent on world domination. She is sexually aggressive (whilst depicted as ‘repulsive’), and her sexual preference appears to change with the wind. although Nazi-esque in attitude, Whitehall avoids all mention of Hitler and Nazi Germany, but instead has a Soviet education poster hanging on her office wall. At this point all is implied but nothing is said. Obviously Whitehall is so poorly educated in reality, that he accepts and perpetuates US Cold War propaganda that equates Nazi Germany with the Soviet Union (despite the fact that the USSR was an ally of the UK during WWII, and lost between 27-40 million people fighting Nazi Germany). In a later episode which features the sub-plot that the deputy head has committed suicide, Whitehall has one of his working class thugs stating that she is probably in hell with Stalin – as if Joseph Stalin was a bad person! Again, Whitehall does his best to demonize the Soviet Union whilst protecting the reputation of Nazi Germany. As for disability, Whitehall seems to think that everyone with a disability possesses legs that do not function – that is it.  Probably the most outrageously ‘racist’ element of this ‘comedy’ is the character of Jing Hua – a supposedly Mainland Chinese teenager attending school for some unknown reason in Watford. Whitehall does not seem to understand that Britain possesses its own indigenous Chinese community of children born in the UK. By depicting Jing Hua as he does, he omits from British history the historical Chinese presence in this country – a country that has forcibly deported its Chinese populations twice – once in 1919 and again in 1946 – due to White British racist and xenophobic attitudes. Even if it is argued that there are Mainland Chinese students in the UK (which there undoubtedly are), Whitehall is entirely wrong to cast a Japanese actress (Kae Alexander) in the role of Jing Hua, when there are many fine and capable British born Chinese actresses to choice from. Furthermore, Japan committed atrocities in China during WWIi (and before), killing millions of Chinese men, women and children, crimes that the Japanese government will neither admit to, or apologise for.  The character of Jing Hua appears to have been created by Whitehall for his character to attack Communist China, and make an apparently ‘Chinese’ student the butt of all his racially motivated ‘jokes’. Bad Education is a disgrace in the 21st century, and reminds me of a modern re-make of the notoriously ‘racist’ Mind Your Language from the 1970’s. Jack Whitehall and BBC3 demonstrate that prejudice and racism survives the changing times by adapting the manner in which they manifest.

More on Ukrainian Neo-Nazism (From Mainland Chinese Media Sources)

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During May, 2017, I added a post of Neo-Nazi photographs taken in the Ukraine and released through Mainland China media.  I am told that the Western governments, whilst materially and rhetorically backing the Neo-Nazi regime of Western Ukraine, are actively ‘suppressing’ evidence of this fascism in their own media. People are being raped (including children), tortured, mutilated and murder by Neo-Nazi thugs armed with Western weaponry, and paid with Western taxpayers’ money. Along with my other post taken from similar Russian-based sources, these articles have proven very popular. Recently, A Chinese journalist friend of mine suggested I did an ‘update’ because things have gotten far worse in Western Ukraine, with Westen-backed Neo-Nazi criminality reaching new heights. A point to consider is that the Klitschko brothers of world boxing fame, are fully supportive of the ‘Madan’ Neo-Nazi regime, and belong to a far-right Christian organisation.

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Women’s March on London (21.1.2017)

We, as a progressive family with a history of Revolutionary activity, fully support the right of all oppressed peoples to rise-up and protest the conditions of that oppression.  In this regard, we support all women in every action of Resistance and Revolution. Women have an absolute right to expose and deconstruct the patriarchalism they suffer under, and to over—throw those who oppress them. This applies to every class of woman, and to every nation of women around the world. We particularly care about working class women who struggle every single day with bad housing, bad healthcare, an abusive Welfare System, and often abusive partners. There is also the issue of women who suffer all these things, whilst possessing a disability. These women do not possess the advantages and privileges of middle class women, and of course, Black and Asian women experience the oppression of racism on top of all the other hardship. There is also the threat of child abuse against young girls, and sexual violence and rape against women. All these things we condemn and strive to over-throw – this is why both myself and my partner Gee got our four-month old daughter (Kai-Lin) and our five year old daughter (Mei-An) ready for an expedition to Central London whilst the temperature was minus 2 degrees outside, and ice lay across the pavements!  We are glad that so many people found it in their hearts to protest against fascism, but as Marxist dialectics requires refinement through criticism and analysis, I will list various other issues below.

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As Members of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) – Croydon Branch, we attended the Women’s March on London today. The March, arranged by women for women – but including all those that support Women’s Rights – was scheduled to leave Grosvenor Square (near Bond Street Tube Exit) at 12:30pm, with everyone being told to meet at 12:00pm (the March was to end at Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm – with speeches until 3:300pm). Having spent years marching through London on leftwing marches, this sounded odd to me – as if the organisers had little or no experience of arranging marches in London, and did not know what to expect.

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My assumptions soon proved right.  When the leftwing arrange marches, (something they have done for hundreds of years), mass protests are arranged in parts of London such as the Embankment, where all the roads are shut and there is ample room for tens of thousands of protesters to meander their way through the capital. Things were very different today, as between eighty to one hundred thousand protesters descended on the ‘small’ and compact side-streets surrounding Grosvenor Square. Like thousands of others, we got bogged-down in one of those side streets at 11:50am – with no movement up-front. The sheer numbers of people being herded into these side-streets by stewards on the High Street created dangerous levels of congestion that got worse and worse as time ticked by.

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Things were so bad by 1:00pm that people started to push their way out of the crowds and fighting their way into the less congested side-streets moving away from the march. We left with a group of about twenty others – many with young children fearing for their safety in the crush. We had to circumnavigate the US Embassy along with many others – particularly after we read that thousands had arrived at the US Embassy to find no March stewards and no one apparently in charge. This had led to protesters simply sitting down and preventing the March from moving away. Frantic messages on the Women’s March on London reveal the extent of the chaos.

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It must also be stated that apart from our Red Flag, there was no other obvious Socialist or Communist presence. We had hoped that other progressives would have turned-up and made their presence felt, after-all in history it has only been Marx and Engels who called for women to be free of capitalist oppression, and thereby achieve equality with men. Utopian Socialists, on the other hand, often thought that all ‘men’ should be equal, but that this did not extend to women.

20170121_122555Writing on the March website over the last week or so, this doesn’t surprise as the organisers of the March appeared to have gone out of their way NOT to be associated with the Socialist or Communist left. Making Socialist posts, I get around five ‘likes’, but White middle class women making puerile comments alluding to genitalia would attract over 900 ‘likes’ in a matter of hours, and herein lies the crux of the matter. Women must free themselves – whilst working to free others from the grip of capitalism. This is true Marxist Feminism. Bourgeois Feminism is not like this. This March was essentially a Bourgeois Feminist affair, reducing women’s rights to an insular ‘single issue’, with already privileged White middle class women mistaking their privilege for ‘freedom’, and criticising working class women for being ‘lazy’, rather than being ‘oppressed’.

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Bourgeois Feminism does not want an end to capitalism, it simply wants to reform it – amassing ‘more’ privilege in the process. It is astonishing to see that a hundred thousand British women marched because they were ‘offended’ by the latest White racist bigot elected as US President, but remain absolutely ‘silent’ about David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Theresa May, the rightwing Austerity these tyrants unleashed, the privatisation of the NHS, the dismantling of Welfare State, the dismantling of the education system, and the abolition of Social Housing.

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Where were these bourgeois Feminists when between 10,000 and 80,000 disabled died since 2010 because of benefit cuts? Where was the outrage of these Bourgeois Feminists when the UK Government was found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity in 2016? True Marxist Feminists should take the ground away from these charlatans and pretenders. In a Socialist Revolution, Bourgeois Feminists will be swept into the dustbin of history.

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UK: Rightwing Vigilante Death Squads

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The very notion of misogyny (i.e. the pathological hatred of women and girls) lies at the heart of Adolf Hitler’s far-right vision of racialised ‘sexual purity’.  Those who conform are perceived as ‘heroes’, whilst those who resist are viewed as the ‘devil’ incarnate.  The rape, torture and execution of declared enemies of Nazi Germany was routine, and remains a major foundation in today’s far-right political movement and a substantial driving force behind the upsurge of internet grooming, child pornography and child abuse in the UK:

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As a means to ‘disguise’ its inherent sexual perversity, members of the British far-right have formed various vigilante groups that pose as ‘child protection’ units, but which in reality flout the law by setting-up unsuspecting members of the public in ‘sting’ operations purportedly designed to ‘catch’ paedophiles in action.  Members of these groups – which operate under notoriously ‘Nazi’ sounding names – have adult members pretending to be under-age children that infiltrate various social media platforms looking to arrange ‘meetings’ in the real world with ‘adults’.  When this deception is successful, these rightwing vigilante groups film the encounter and post the video on Youtube.  The encounters are non-lawful and offer no objective evidence whatsoever.  In fact, the UK police have criticised these groups on numerous occasions for compromising ‘due process’ and harming innocent people and the victims of genuine child-abuse:

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The police have further stated that where a prosecution and conviction of an individual has occurred, it had nothing to do with these vigilante groups, but was the product of long-term police investigation.  Furthermore, the police have also stated that genuine paedophiles might well infiltrate these vigilante groups to access sites hosting chat rooms for children, and therefore actively perpetuate the very activity they claim to be combating:

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The racist (and ‘anti-disabled’) nature of these vigilante groups was demonstrated by the murder of the British Asian man Bijan Ebrahim in 2013, who whilst protecting his flowers from the local youths, was accused of being a ‘paedophile’ by the local people who beat him to death before setting his body on fire:

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Many of the alleged victims of these vigilante groups are cleared after police investigation of any wrong-doing, and yet these vigilante groups are allowed to upload the videos of these encounters which show their victims are surrounded by a menacing mob and accused of all kinds of unsubstantiated rightwing filth.  Some of these innocent people have took their own lives, whilst others have had their lives destroyed.  Particularly disturbing is the racist and homophobic nature of these filmed encounters.  When these rightwing vigilante groups upload a video featuring a Black or Asian person, the comments section is riddled with far-right racist rhetoric, which becomes homophobic in the case of gay people, or hate-speech when involving Disabled people.  Quite often individuals within these groups pose as 18 year olds to make a date – changing their assumed age to 15 (usually by text) ten minutes or so before the encounter.  These vigilante groups operate from a basic and ignorant political rightwing perspective that is reminiscent of medieval witch hunts.  It is important that the rightwing is exposed in this matter, so that the young and the vulnerable can be truly looked after by those qualified to do so, in a manner where the innocent are not hurt. It is the political far-right that must be smashed to stop paedophilia within our society. As such, these videos should be took-down as they are perpetuating Hitlerite ideology of oppression and sexual deviancy.

Capitalist Greed Spreads Diseases

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When medicine (and science) is held exclusively within the hands of the rich, the privileged are entombed in their gated communities, bused in private ambulances from one private healthcare institute to another, and generally made to feel ‘safe’ and ‘protected’ from the ‘great unwashed’ (i.e. the proletariat).  This is the ghettoization of healthcare that favours the rich and punishes the poor.  Capitalism is greed, and private healthcare defies the evolutionary history of the development spread of disease and illness.  Capitalism is against the interests of the survival of the human species, and through the deprivation of the majority of that species from adequate healthcare, dooms humanity to a slow, painful and lingering death. People become ‘ill’ because they are ‘human’, and not because they are ‘poor’.  Rich people, living as they do in their hedonistic playgrounds, think that their monopoly on private medicine makes them ‘immortal’, this is scientifically incorrect.  As the rich, who live a parasitic lifestyle, do not mix in ‘general population’, their immunity is ‘weakened’ as a result, and they become susceptible to new diseases.  Their monopoly on medicine only protects the rich to a certain degree, but after that they will pay the price for their greed.  It is far more scientific for healthcare to exist free of charge, and society-wide, so that all diseases, ailments and illnesses are treated (and eradicated) at source.  However, when rich people ‘holiday’ in poor areas of the world, and sleep with prostitutes (and/or despicably abuse children), they spread Western diseases to these people, and contract non-Western diseases in-turn, which they then spread about through their immoral and frivolous lifestyles. Of course, when poor people are made ill in their own countries through the indifference of the rich, and are then made to travel across national borders in search of work, their illnesses and diseases are taken with them, but it is capitalist greed that has made them ill, and forced them to travel in the first place.  The parasitic rich are the natural consequence of the greed of capitalism. Healthcare must be fully Socialised and the people of the world treated equally for all diseases. Eventually, the rich will have to pay for their crimes.

Mark Chambers on Hunger Strike – Justice for Children – Sutton

Mr Mark Chambers on Hunger Strike

Mr Mark Chambers on Hunger Strike

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Mr Mark Chambers from Sutton, started a hunger strike four days ago, and intends to pursue this course of action until something changes. He is part of the campaign entitled ‘Justice for Children’, and is currently residing (day and night) in Sutton Town Centre surrounded by placards that explain the protest. I met Mark today (Sunday the 10th of May 2015), where he explained his situation to me, and I (and my partner) signed his petition.

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Ordinary people are often subject to purely arbitrary and unjust decisions made by Social Workers and supported by Judges in the Family Court. This institutional corruption effects the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, and has the devastating effect of separating children from their parents. Mark Chambers explained to me that due to the fact that he has separated from his partner, local Social Workers, acting in conjunction with the Family Court, have prevented him from having access to his four children. This is despite the fact that he has proven in Court that the allegations levelled against him by Social Workers (such as he ‘hates women’), are false and have no substance in reality.

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This is a protest from the grass-roots of British society where people are expected to remain crushed by the power of a corrupt establishment. Individuals in this situation, who have done nothing wrong, but who do not possess the financial resources, or the right kind of social contacts, are treated with disrespect and indifference, whilst their children suffer the trauma of permanent separation from their birth parents. Mark Chambers is seeking justice not only for himself, but also for the thousands of others in the UK who find themselves in a similar situation. People can sign his petition, or share his story through social media. Mark Chambers’ hunger strike began on the day of the 2015 General Election which saw the return to power of a vicious rightwing government that has revelled in cutting resources for ordinary people. This is an important protest that brings attention to the plight of ordinary people, a plight that is usually ignored by the authorities and the mainstream media.  Mr Mark Chambers will be taking his petition to Westminster on Wednesday the 13th of May, 2015, and we wish him every success in his fight for justice.

An Encounter with the British Working Class

 Karl Marx, through his 50 volumes of work produced during his lifetime, analysed the exploitative nature of the capitalist system that had developed during the Industrial Revolution in England.  The sudden, dramatic and sustained social and cultural changes produced a brutish and highly ignorant mindset in those forced to work 15 hours or more a day, including men, women and children.  Whilst selling their labour cheaply, the working class suffered a paralysis of mind that conformed to a body required to perform the same task, at the same efficiency rate, minute after minute, and hour after hour, for some body else’s well-being and profit.  As the physical body of the worker was not allowed to deviate from the labouring task at hand, and given that generally speaking, none of the workers received any true education outside of the working environment, the mind became dull, aggressive, violent, and unable to see its own predicament.  This is the false consciousness of the lost working class that Marx and Engels both observed and discussed.  This false consciousness is still here today, despite a State education system, which after all only exists to produce suitably exploitable labourers.

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Working class Racists in Croydon Support the BNP

Only the bourgeois, with their elitist establishments, receive an education that is self-transcending, but only as far as the Judeo-Christian traditions allows.  Bourgeois transcendence is merely only the cultivated ability to perceive their own privilege, and understand that it is not in their best interests to change the working and living conditions of the working class.  Therefore, the bourgeois allow the working class to fester in their ignorance and prevent any development of self-awareness from occurring by making it very difficult for the working class to access higher education.  Instead, the working class take on the mindset of the derisive attitude that is projected onto them by the bourgeois – the new wage-slave masters.  It is in the bourgeoisie’s best interests to allow and encourage working class ignorance, with its alcoholism, drug addiction, superstition, sexual abuse, sexism, physical violence, racism, and selfishness.  These attitudes are everything the bourgeois despise, but which are the very foundation of bourgeois exploitation.  The working class, through their abhorrent behaviour, are the antithesis to the bourgeois thesis of conservativism.  As long as the working class remain unable to perceive the true nature of their existential predicament, they will keep replicating the modes of ignorance transmitted from one generation to the next, and be completely unable to change their negative attitudes of mind, and detrimental physical behaviours.

Recently, on a train in south London, a working class mother was sat with her two young children – a boy and a girl.  Three middle-aged, shaven headed and drunken men – football supporters returning from a Chelsea game – got on the train shouting loudly and gesturing wildly.  One of them wanted to tell the latest racist jokes he had picked up on the terraces, but stopped himself short when he saw a Chinese woman with her child sat quietly in another part of the carriage.  The young girl – around 8 years old – the daughter of the working class woman, started to play in a half empty carriage whilst her mother flirted with a boyfriend over her mobile ‘phone.  One of the football supporters said to the mother that he could make her child behave, and astonishingly the mother told him to go ahead.  This brutish and ignorant man stood-up and loomed over the little girl and shouted in a manner typical of the English Defence League – “SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!”  There was a shocked silence for a moment, and then the child, in a state of shock, burst into tears, whilst her mother just sat their laughing, stating that the child deserved what she got.  The three football supporters started laughing and swapping jokes about Gary Glitter, Jimmy Savile, and visits by Social Services, etc.

Here is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with historical oppression and the distorted psychology it produces.  These people are responsible for their actions; this is true beyond a shadow of a doubt, but they are also victims of some one else’s oppression inflicted upon them as a class.  The woman described above is manifesting all the cultural markers of a submissive female, simultaneously reinforcing patriarchal stereotypes, whilst pandering to the presumed dominance of the ignorant men involved.  This poor excuse of a mother allowed her own daughter to be verbally assaulted by a complete stranger in a public place, and then further betrayed her by siding with the perpetrator of the assault.  The damage done psychologically and physically to this child will permeate through her life.  The men themselves, being the good working class thugs that they are, see themselves as superior to women and other ethnic groups, blame all the unfairness they experience in life on immigrants, fight amongst themselves, work for a pittance, vote Tory and read the Sun Newspaper.  They are despicable examples of ignorance as a virus that spreads through minds and bodies soon after birth (and probably before), as historical materialism makes its presence felt.  This ignorance has to stop and the working class must make every effort to raise its own consciousness.  Although there are many progressive working class people, the movement is only as strong as its weakest link.

Buddhist Monks, Sunglasses & the UK Rightwing Press

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The Metro is a ‘free’ rightwing newspaper distributed throughout London’s public transport system.  It is owned by the same business interests that finance the rightwing Daily Mail – the only British newspaper to have openly supported Adolf Hitler’s racist policies just prior to WWII – and which actually survived criticism to continue its narrow minded and bigoted reporting into the 21st century.  In London the rightwing has to be careful how it packages and conveys its intolerant view of the world, as London is a firmly multicultural city that bubbles with the effervescent power of diversity.  The Metro presents its rightwing message through a continuous diet of ‘right of centre’ misrepresentation that is designed to influence the masses toward supporting intolerance as a political policy.  This paper leads the way for racist reporting, the demonization of the Benefit System and benefit recipients, and the dismantling of the National Health Service. 

The above article entitled ‘Buddhists Behaving Badly’ appeared on page 3 of the Tuesday edition dated the 18.6.13.  Astonishingly, this story takes up around three quarters of a page.  It is not an original, or even a new story, but rather a report lifted from Youtube.  The story evolves around apparently high-ranking Thai Buddhist monks flying in private jets, and wearing designer sunglasses.  It may or may not be a troubling story for Buddhists, but the Metro reporter responsible for the story – Nicole Le Marie – demonstrates no knowledge of either Buddhist or Thai culture.  The story is presented as a glimpse into the odd and exotic world of the ‘other’, where foreign religions – which implicitly must not be taken too seriously – are presented as inherently corrupt and beneath contempt.  The reporter states: “Time to reflect.  The monks sit in the lap of luxury on a jet.”  As if as a means to subconsciously convey the fact that the journalist has no real knowledge of the subject of her report, she bizarrely inserts a photograph of a completely unconnected event what is claimed to be ‘devout’ Tibetan Buddhist monks living in Nepal!  The inherent corruption suggested in the story is contradicted by the fact that the reporter states: “Last year, about 300 out of 61,416 Buddhist monks and novices living Thailand were reprimanded, and in several cases ejected, from monasteries over misconduct.”  If only ‘300’ were reprimanded out of 61, 416, this suggests that only 0.48% of the entire Buddhist monastic population had any need to receive corrective measures.  This means that 99.52% of the Buddhist monastic population of Thailand last year adhered perfectly the vinaya rules with no problem at all.  As for correcting monks and novices (nuns are not mentioned in the article), this is a procedure that has been practiced since the time of the Buddha himself.  Training in the Dharma (a word that does not appear once in the article) is predicated upon the idea that aspirants require correction.  This is a senseless article written by a narrow minded, Eurocentric reporter, who possesses absolutely NO genuine knowledge of the subject at hand.  If the reporter had any knowledge of Buddhism she would know that there are no rules contained in the vinaya about wearing sunglasses, travelling in aeroplanes, or carrying particular types of bags.

The overtly ‘racist’ element of this story is of course the manner and context (or lack of context) within which the monks are presented.  The monks in the picture have committed no violation of the vinaya – but the reporter tries to conflate their actions with those of the tiny minority who have broken the rules regarding sexual conduct and alcohol consumption.  There is no connection between these monks and the other transgressors revealed in official Thailand statistics.  The Metro is trying to demonise these Thai Buddhist monks and it is interesting to consider why this might be the case.  The Western Catholic and Protestant Churches at the moment are involved in an epidemic involving priest and nuns sexually abusing children, abuse that has gone on for decades.  The Church has behaved as if it was outside the law, and has actively protected those guilty of the crime of paedophilia.  It is no secret that the political rightwing fully supports and endorses the Christian Church, and prefers its presence over that of other religions in the West.  It is also common knowledge that Church authorities are often notoriously rightwing in their opinions and political affiliations.  The Roman Catholic Church, for instance, openly collaborated with Nazi Germany regarding the rounding up of Jewish people, etc.  When a story breaks involving a Christian priest, or Christian establishment being involved in child sexual abuse, the Metro invariably down-plays the report and the article is discreetly included in a small space to the edge of the bottom of the page, well away from the line of sight.  In this way they can claim that the story has been reported and that they are not responsible for the reader not noticing it.  Of course, the Metro remains quiet regarding the current state of many Christian monasteries in the UK that have become deliberately orientated toward attracting tourists, with the shops surrounding the grounds selling all kinds of products ranging from alcohol to iconography, and books to CD’s, etc.  The rightwing press continuously manipulates and misrepresents the news in this fashion.  By misrepresenting Buddhism as this article undoubtedly does, Christianity is protected, and foreigners are portrayed as untrustworthy individuals who are not welcome.

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