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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Nanny Declares Gardeners' Question Time Racist

In a move of utter knobheadery Nanny, in the form of Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, has declared BBC Radio 4's long running Gardeners' Question Time to be racist.


According to Pitcher the show is riddled with "racial meanings" disguised as horticultural advice. It seems that discussions about soil purity and non-native species are thinly disguised attempts to stir nationalist and fascist beliefs.

Pitcher is quoted by the Telegraph:
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?” 
Quite what this has to do with talking about petunias etc I have no idea.

Anyhoo, some other person (Baroness Lola Young, a former professor of cultural studies and star of Metal Mickey) also backed Pitcher's demented theories:
I remember back in the late 80s-early 90s when rhododendrons were seen as this huge problem, and people were talking about going out rhododendron-bashing. 
That was at a time when Paki-bashing was something that was all too prevalent on our streets.”
Are these people stupid or just desperate for publicity?

Oddly enough Pitcher is currently trying to sell a book about race, though he doesn't want you to buy it from Amazon (because they don't, in his view, pay enough tax).

Daisy Daisy how does your garden grow?

In the world of Pitcher and Young, poor Daisy's cockle shells and silver bells would be banished to the hinterland.

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  1. They really have gone completely bonkers, haven't they?

  2. When people like this see racism around every corner, they are projecting their own attitudes on the rest of us and are a pack of patronizing, infantilizing arseholes.

    Also, Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) is laughing all the way to the bank so he is not crying over not being able to sell this guys book, which no one will buy anyway.

  3. Lord of Atlantis2:31 PM

    Now I've heard everything! Instead of wasting time, money and energy coming up with this kind of drivel, it would be far better to deal with real problems facing society, including actual racism. This is just typical left wing, politically correct ideological nonsense!