In response to Nick Booth: Murdertainment Most Foul – inside the twisted minds of BBC Drama,
Those in the professional/managerial elites, represented especially by the grossly overpaid intellectual nonentities in the BBC, are standardised human beings. Not only are they a standard product in terms of accent; mannerisms; books, periodicals and newspapers read; clothing; choice of home furnishings etc, but they have no individual ideas and indeed are hostile to anyone expressing anything that deviates from Standard Thought. This obsessive conformity has reached truly insane levels in universities. We are perhaps quite close to witnessing some campus mob here or in the States lynching a ‘heretic’.
This homogeneity of thinking really applies only to what is amusingly described as the ‘elite’. Most people interact with a heterogeneous collection of people and are exposed to a wide range of views of varying levels of logic and factual basis. Most people can deal with this without calling for people to be sacked, jailed or hung from lamp posts. Most people do not want or need ‘safe spaces’.
The ‘elite’ cannot but appear to most people as anything other than phoney at best, alien at worst. Their comedy and drama will come across as contrived propaganda. They can only hope to survive professionally by restricting and channelling thought, which they do by constructing taboos, making sure that those working in the media are the ‘right type’ of person, eliminating those with non-standard opinions from education, and ultimately amending the law to forbid incorrect utterances.