The Day When the Word “Bandera” Was Heard on British TV for the First Time

By Ollie Richardson

On British TV there is a collection of words and phrases that one can expect to hear during any news broadcast throughout the calendar year – “Russian aggression”, “Russia”, “Putin”, “Dictator”, “Barrel Bomb”, “White Helmets”, “Regime”, “Pyongyang”, “Kim Jong-un”, “Venezuela”, “Maduro”, “ISIS”, “The Queen”, “Buckingham Palace”, etc. These words are parts of a parroted script that is burned into the minds of British citizens like a laser encoding data onto a media disc. This endless psychological operation – paid for by the citizens themselves (approximately £150 per year per person) – ensures that the modern version of the decades-old, well-established feudal system remains both intact and in place.

One such programme broadcasted by the BBC most Thursday’s of the year – Question Time – is a very unique program, in that it gives the population at large the illusion of “democracy” and “freedom of speech”, whilst in reality the dialogue between the guests in the studio and the panel never deviates from the ideological framework that resulted in 1,000,000 Iraqis being murdered by the “civilised” Western world. However, due to the fact that Russian State english-language media is starting to penetrate the media space of NATO countries simply by calling a spade a spade, it would appear that the days when the BBC, for example, can ensure that the “Russia is the enemy” fairytale remains uninterrupted have ended. The media blockade on the topic of Ukraine, is being lifted. If the video on this page of the March 16th episode of “Question Time” isn’t proof of this, then it’s not quite sure what is…

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The BBC thought that it would be a good idea to invite the presenter at RT Afshin Rattansi – host of the Going Underground program – into the studio purely for the purpose of attempting to humiliate Russian State media and to enable the guests in the studio to vent their inner anger (at their own government, in reality) at him, almost as if Afshin himself poisoned the double agent Skripal. Most likely, whilst it was explained to him beforehand what he could and couldn’t say during the programme, they couldn’t literally control his actions like a ventriloquist, and, as a result, something simply incredible happened.

Instead of the aforementioned lexicon that the average tea-sipping Brit has been taught since crawling on the floor and singing nursery rhymes, the post-Modern hostage of the “nanny-State” for the first time in the history of British TV (note – TV, and NOT websites), heard a new lexicon, the feature word of which is “Bandera”. In fact, Afshin Rattansi not only dropped the “B” bomb, but he also said “Coup d’etat”, “Ukraine”, “Crimea”, “fascist”, “Nazi”, “US ambassador”, House of Trade Unions“… and then the neanderthal to his right – Keir Starmer  (a Labour MP) – tried, and ultimately succeeded (due to the time constraints of television in general), to interrupt his speech.

The author of these lines can personally attest to this being the first time the word “Bandera” has been said on British television, let alone State television. It’s not to be expected that the audience of Question Time – both in the studio and sat on the sofa at home – was rushing to load up wikipedia on their smartphones, but the importance of this phenomenon cannot be overstressed all the same.

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Times are changing, and a quick look at the SEO rankings of the main media companies in the world testifies to the Western hegemony over narratives slowly but surely tearing at the seams. And it is this fact that explains why the West, in vain, tries to make the work of RT ridden with obstacles. Just imagine what will happen when people in Britain start learning that Ukrainian Nazism (and Nazism in general) was manufactured by the Anglo Saxons…

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