The culture of a country was once passed down through the generations
and reinforced by the national religion and education. This has
changed. In the twentieth century radios, books, magazines
and newspapers propagated the latest fashions, music, attitudes,
politics and arts and by the end of the century the population was
spending hours a day watching television, absorbing culture. At
the same time a dramatic increase in broadcast advertising influenced
attitudes to lifestyle and consumption.
The rise of the giant Social Media Corporations in the 21st century
has dramatically increased media control of culture with users being
split into groups that are fed upon by large Corporations that use
lifestyle targeting and advertising to make money.
If the media ignores a cultural event it will usually peter out - ask
any struggling artist or new political party. Movements about
minorities such as those that are the focus of the Culture Wars stand
no chance of propagating in society without media support. This
gives the mainstream media tremendous power which, until twenty to
thirty years ago, was limited by most governments.
In the past broadcasting had been closely controlled by law in the
USA and UK. However, from the 1990s the broadcasters managed
to overthrow the last of these controls.
In the UK, until 2007, the BBC Charters
placed the BBC under fairly tight government control. In
2007 the broadcasting councils were removed and a new structure
imposed which included Ofcom as the overseer of BBC bias and
content. Ofcom is famously ineffectual, it even has a shocking Trustpilot
rating of 1.5 stars. Unfortunately the 2007 Charter
was very weak on fairness and there was nothing but Ofcom to stop
also regulates the private sector broadcasters.
A similar pattern of deregulation happened in the USA. The
USA had the 1949 "Fairness
Doctrine" which obliged broadcasters to present fair and
balanced coverage of controversial issues of interest to their
communities. In 1987 the Federal Communications Commission
ended the Fairness Doctrine and all of its provisions had gone by
In 1996, in the USA, Congress passed the Telecommunications
Act Section 230 which gave Internet companies the power to
provide "platforms" where they could censor online content but not
be held responsible for that content. In practice a handful of US
billionaires became authorised to operate "platforms" such as
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. These have escaped most of
the controls that were evolved to deal with traditional media.
Astonishingly the UK and EU adopted the US approach without
It might be assumed that the deregulation would produce a media
that was representative of the People. This did not happen.
This is very evident from recent opinion polling in the USA:
This division between the media and the people is also becoming
evident in the UK. The BBC is trading on its pre-2007 reputation
for fairness but this is now wearing thin:
Only LibDem voters are unaware of what is happening because BBC
attitudes are their attitudes. If the media does not represent
the people who does it represent? Who is controlling it?
Since deregulation it is obvious that something strange is
occurring. Every day the mainstream media covers news about racism
and gender. In the UK the political battles over rights for
minorities were won years ago and if someone has a complaint about
racial or sexual harassment, especially harassment at work, there is a
well oiled legal machinery to deal with it. Yet the mainstream
media treats these events as headline news. Had the media
still been regulated the authorities would certainly have begun to ask
questions about media bias by now and be wondering whether the focus on
sexual orientation and race were motivated by something other than a
desire for fair reporting.
sounds like a spurious charge against the media. Surely racism,
homophobia etc. are major problems in the UK, surely the media are not
just exploiting these as weapons for their own advantage. How big a
problem is racism and gender in the UK?
A very small percentage of the population is gay, lesbian or
Only one in 60 people identify as gay or lesbian. Most people have
no idea that there are so few gays and lesbians. You can check
these figures at the ONS publication "Sexual Orientation in the UK
The media have convinced most people that the figure is one in five or
one in ten, however, if you ask them about how many gay people were in
their school or are at their workplace it suddenly occurs to them that
the ONS are correct, they start to recall that there were two or three
gay people in a sixth form of 180 pupils etc..
people in the UK have accepted equal rights for gay, lesbian and
bisexual people and the law guarantees these rights. There is no
though it may be for Londoners to believe, a very small percentage of
the population of England and Wales is black, where black means being of
black African or black Caribbean origin. "Amongst the 56 million
residents in England and Wales, 86% were White, 8% were Asian/Asian
British and 3% were Black/African/Caribbean/Black British." (2011
Within the black population only about a sixth have ancestors who
underwent slavery in the British Empire over 200 years or more ago
because less than a third of Black British come from places where
slavery was practiced and many Caribbean black people were resettled
slaves freed by the British from elsewhere. About half of the UK
black population are of Nigerian origin and may descend from those who
captured and sold the slaves who were transported to the New World but
the "Culture Wars" portray all black people as victims of
Most people in the UK have accepted equal rights for black
people. The UK is now a paragon of equality compared with other
the prevalence of racial discrimination in the United States .
EU Source: Second
European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey: Being Black
in the EU.
So we have this apparently huge "Culture War" about a small number of
people whose equal rights have already been mostly settled by
law. This means that the "Culture War" cannot be about the
minorities that it claims to be about.
There can be no doubt at all that, in the UK, the mass media are
using race and gender for their own purposes. They have
deliberately created and inflamed a "Culture War".
The key to this is that gender, race, religion etc. are about the
power of words and words are the power of the media.
It is clear that murder, raping, maiming, enslaving, armed robbery etc.
etc. are morally worse than racist speech and gender issues and that a
whole raft of laws have been put in place to tackle discrimination and
these laws have been successful in the UK. The Mainstream Media
and Social Media Giants are not interested in the politics of racism or
gender, their only interest in these things is that they are superb
weapons for damning opponents and diverting debate. The real
debate could be about international trade or customs policy but if an
"ism" can be found to damn opponents or divert attention the debate can
be avoided and the opponent defeated, whatever the truth of the
dare not tackle the media about this because the media will turn on them
and use any Culture War weapons that they can find. The Culture
War can be used by the media to attack individuals but it's real power
is to divert debate and attention.
the explosion of coverage of racism at Yorkshire Cricket Club to
distract everyone from COP26. A similar feeding frenzy occurred
immediatedly after the Euros final in 2020. Twitter reported
that only 0.04% of 11
million tweets about football in the UK had racist content. Racism
is clearly not a problem in the UK but the Internationalist mainstream
media were determined to attack the national sentiment elicited by
England being in the Euros final by creating a Culture War frenzy.
At the end of this frenzy the superb performance of England had been
tarnished beyond recovery.
script writers and programme editors produce articles and programs to
satisfy media management. This means they treat racism and sexism
etc. as major issues, when, as demonstrated above, this is not the
case. Zero hours contracts, low wages, high house prices, sky high
rental prices, the loss of NHS staff over the past 10 years, lack of
retraining opportunities, sustainability, global warming etc. are all
real issues that are being edged out of coverage by the mainstream media
in their "Culture Wars".
So who is financing and controlling the journalists etc?
Perhaps it is worth pointing out that the UK is always pilloried for
racism. A clue to who is launching the Culture Wars lies in the
fact that the EU is never mentioned when direct experience of racial
discrimination is almost as high in the EU as in the US and the UK is
a relative paragon:
What group of people wishes to undermine the confidence of British
citizens in British society and wants to protect the EU from
criticism? It is the Corporate Elite who want open borders
with free movement of labour, goods and money.
The Corporate Elite, who consist of the super rich plus large
Corporations and their servants, increased their power throughout the
twentieth century. The Multinational Corporations and their
Media lobbied heavily for the establishment of transnational
organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, World Bank etc.
They lobbied for International Trade agreements such as the Common
Market, NAFTA, EFTA etc. They pressed for the development and
"Westernisation" of what was then the "third world". They
deregulated banking and finance. They even founded third parties to
campaign against organisations that were alerting the world to global
It is amazing that even to this day the Corporations are
demonstrating the power of their media by ensuring that the truth is
not being told about the role of their Global Climate Coalition (GCC)
in stopping action on climate change for 15 - 20 years. The role
of the Multinational Corporations in delaying action on climate change
has been covered up by a clever campaign of diverting our
attention. In 2021 the BBC even made a television documentary
and subsequent radio series called "Climategate" to divert attention
from the GCC. It exonerated the Multinational Corporations and
blamed "lone wolfs" for opposing the science of global warming.
Corporate opposition to the science of climate change is alive and
well with hundreds of Corporate and Fossil Fuel lobbyists
having preferential access at COP26.
Perhaps the most extreme example of corporate power over the media
was the reaction to the Financial Crisis when, despite abundant
evidence that frauds had been committed on an epic scale, the
Mainstream Media quietly moved on to other subjects and focused on the
"Culture Wars". Internationalism had failed and the Mainstream
Media simply returned to its all-out attack on locality and nation on
behalf of the Internationalists.
Multinational Corporations want no borders with free movement of
labour, goods and money. They want to hire staff with the
appropriate qualifications without having to get involved in training
programmes in the UK. Free migration is at the top of the
Multinational Corporate agenda.
Unfortunately migration has become central to all of the
problems facing the UK today (if you think this is racist check
the link). The transfer of 600,000 people a year from mostly
poorer countries to the UK is probably the biggest single source of
increases in UK greenhouse gas emissions. Population growth in the UK
is almost entirely due to migration and it results in the UK
population increasingly exceeding its sustainability limits (the UK
can only feed about 45m people from its own resources), it increases
rental and hence property prices and creates a barrier to real wage growth.
It overburdens the NHS and education system. But just look at
how easily the Corporate Elite can sweep aside all of these
problems. They need only maintain that all these facts are the
ideas of racists. They can use the fake morality of ID politics
and the Culture Wars to declare whole areas of the national political
debate to be racist where it impacts international affairs. This
is the greatest prize that they have won through the Culture
Wars. The Internationalists think they have a weapon that they
can use to break countries.
The Corporate Media will attempt to defend itself by ensnaring their
detractors in the details of particular news events or political
movements but the truth is blindingly obvious. As was pointed
out above, the media are behind every story in the media. The
Corporate Media controls our culture and its objective is wealth and
power. Any detailed discussion about the content of programming
or social media sites is a distraction: since deregulation they
operate all the levers that control who is heard or not heard.
This is the Culture War and the Corporate Elite are winning.
Ordinary British people used to have a Labour Party that defended them
against the super rich and Corporate Elite but now working people have
been left out in the cold. Now even our television adverts
exclude the ordinary British (WPP, the agency that commissions most
adverts is fanatically against UK independence, its previous CEO,
Martin Sorrel, was a key Bilderberg Group member and helped set up the
"People's Vote Campaign"). The
Internationalists have put Keir Starmer (Trilateral
Commission member) in charge of Labour and Joe Biden (historical
of Council on Foreign Relations) in charge of the USA.
It is not just the Multinational Corporations who are revelling in
the diversion of politics away from reality to ID politics. The
main foot soldiers of this movement are the Postmarxists, whose
internationalist agenda meshes with that of the Multinational
Corporations and who have been selected to be mouthpieces for ID
politics in their fantasy "Culture War".
For most of the twentieth century the Multinationals and Corporate
Elite saw the Far Left as their enemy but since 1989 the Far Left have
abandoned the class war in favour of ID politics (postmarxism/
postmodernism/ poststructuralism). Slowly the Corporate Elite
identified the Far Left as potential foot soldiers and are now openly
funding them. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is the open
truth, but the media are suppressing it.
The Black Lives
Matter (BLM) Movement was founded in 2013 and is a good example of Far
Left synergy with Multinational Corporations. The three founders
of BLM are Maoist activists, check the links given here to view their
Cullors, and Opal
The Corporate Media has been careful to hide the affiliations of the
BLM founders, Cullors said: “Myself and Alicia [Garza] in particular
are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed
on ideological theories.” BLM was renamed
from "Black Lives Matter" back to the "Black Liberation Movement" in
October 2020. Taking the knee is behaviour taken from a previous
Culture War and is a classic Maoist technique of pressuring people
Taking the Knee
in the Maoist Cultural Revolution
The young adults
who participated in the Cultural Revolution removed most of China's
historic buildings and artefacts during their fit of
self-righteousness. This is a tragedy for China.
Liberation Movement (BLM) and its various spin-offs now get much of
their money from the Ford, Kellogg, Hewlett and Rockefeller
Foundations, Borealis Philanthropy and Soros foundations. The
funding amounts to over a hundred million dollars
). A lot of the funding and preparation occurred before
the 2019 BLM riots in the USA. Not a bad income for organisations
dedicated to the overthrow of the current US State.
The Ford and
Rockefeller Foundations used to run finance operations for the CIA
(see for instance clearance
of CIA documents from Rockefeller storage
) and helped project
Western soft power; why have they switched to funding organisations
that appear dedicated to radical change in US politics and even the
overthrow of the US Government?
The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations who fund BLM were also central to
the finance of the "European Movement", the shady organisation that
led the campaign to create the EU (See Surprise!
Surprise! The EU was invented by the USA
also created the Trilateral
, a pressure group of Japanese, European and US
bankers, academics and CEOS, and was involved in establishing the
Bilderberg Group (UK, EU and US Corporate Elite). Soros funded
the "People's Vote" campaign, the abortive attempt to overthrow the EU
Referendum in the UK. These are unlikely organisations to be
financing Maoist groups like BLM etc.
This financing of a
Maoist group allied to China by capitalist Foundations is
breathtaking. It shows that capitalism has broken its connection
with democracy. In the Culture Wars the new Far Left and the
Corporate Elite and their media are firm allies against the
People. The objective of the Corporate Elite is no borders, free
movement of finance, resources, goods and labour and the consequent
transfer of trade and wealth to Multinational Corporations. This
coincides with the agenda of China which runs the Maoist groups and
wishes to weaken national allegiances in the West.
in China's sights as natural allies in the rise of China's
power: "In 2013 China launched the Belt & Road Initiative
(BRI) which is the new impetus that China has injected into the
globalization process. This unprecedented infrastructure-led
initiative not only will boost the developing world, but will also
provide new opportunities for multinationals in the developed world to
jointly participate this twenty-first century new globalization
drive." (Center for China and Globalization
a Chinese Government Agency)
The conclusion that
the Culture Wars mark the departure of Capitalism from democracy is
not something that you will hear in the Corporate Media. Step
back and consider the Culture Wars objectively: they are created and
inflamed by the Corporate Media, they provide weapons that can be used
against any opponents. They destroy national cohesion and only
democratic states are susceptible.
The Culture Wars
are universally applicable. As an example, if an organisation
has several thousand members there will be at least one who has
offended against an "ism". This applies to Democrats, Labour,
Tories etc. The one member can then be portrayed as typical of
the whole and the organisation can be dispatched to oblivion.
The charge of racism has been honed to be the most powerful so that it
can be used against any democracy that defends its independence.
The Corporate Media can maintain the pressure against its enemies
until they are weakened or finished. Any appeal against this by
the victims is simply not heard.
Culture War is the
weapon of choice for Multinational Corporations such as Google,
Twitter, Microsoft, Exxon, WPP etc. to use against the Democratic
Nation State. Why defend against the Australians or EU limiting
your corporate power when you can demolish all of your detractors with
accusations ranging from misogyny to out and out racism? If a
group comes cap in hand asking for you to limit your power you can
just lob a Culture War bomb at them and detailed discussion is not
This is a pivotal decade for the Western powers. In the UK we need
to bank the gains made on equality and change our focus to
sustainability and strategic independence. Most importantly we need to
realize that Multinational Corporations are our enemies and are
influenced by hostile foreign powers.