CONTROVERSY BANNED (Mary Whitehouse and friends reunited), 2014

I’ve been toying with the idea of using this page to share my opinion of the world we live in for a while (after all,
what is art without context?); my hesitation in doing so in the past having stemmed from a reluctance to add to an already overpopulated pond of public opinion. I have compromised to only share opinions infrequently to save you from boredom and to alleviate the pressure on the banks of the imagination pond.

So… Controversy Banned!

This week has seen a lot of fallout from a documentary on channel 4. In the documentary we see an edited version of reality. Over the past seven days there has been of talk about poverty in the U.K, demonising the poor, government propaganda and also to my dismay I heard of an online petition to ban this program.

It has been the norm over the past couple of years that when something comes on tv that we don’t agree with, that we feel we have the right to lobby the powers that be to remove the offending item off the tele box. Take Katy Hopkins for example; the reason she had a petition against her is that the populous didn’t agree with her. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to agree with everything my television says, right?

Controversy is the talking point to change, if we turn a blind eye controversy we take away the debate to make a difference, the difference in this case being a better welfare state for all of us. If we lose our safety net who will catch us if we fall?

Save the welfare state,
Save the NHS,
People before profit.