By Sarah, Maid of Albion
Subliminal advertising, whereby a message appears on a TV or movie screen for a fleeting instant, too quick for the eye to see, but long enough for it to register on the subconscious, has long been banned in the UK.
However, there are many similar tricks used by marketing and advertising firms to subliminally plant an unspoken message in the subconscious mind of an unwary audience. This is seldom more the case than with those in the business of promoting multiculturalism.
We have all long grown used to the TV shows and dramas which show a parallel universe beset by high levels of white crime and innocent ethnic victim-hood.
American TV is perhaps the worst, indeed some of the cop shows are hardly worth watching, because you know from the outset that the villain will be the handsome white guy.
Admittedly, sometimes they will play with us for the first two acts and allow us to believe that a black character might be guilty, however, you can guarantee, by part three, he will be exposed as the innocent patsy of the “real” (white) criminal.
Those who do not wish to have “Law and Order” and “CSI Vegas” ruined for them, should skip this paragraph, but there are various formulas to which the US shows almost always comply, as if the screen writers’ guild have issued a set of rules which any studio producing a US cop show is obliged to follow.
Rule One: Whatever the story, a handsome rich white male will be revealed as an unpleasant person at some point.
Rule two: a black male will never be guilty of a serious crime unless:
- a) …he was led into the crime by a much more morally reprehensible white character,
b) … he committed the crime to pay for his dying daughter’s/mother’s/grandfather’s urgent cancer surgery (or for an equivalent benevolent motive) or
c) …the cop is black.
- Rule three:
White women are only guilty if:
- a) they smoke,
b) they smoke and the victim is black or female
c) they are rich and smoke.
Rule four: Black women are never guilty of anything…ever!
[What happens in T.V. Land does not reflect the reality of life.]
[Blacks are about 13% of the U.S. population – Whites about 65%]
Similar rules, together with the “include as many jolly black faces and presenters as possible in every scene” rule are followed in the UK in respect of the TV, Internet and magazine propaganda aimed at our children.
The techniques used by the UK media in hyping “diversity” are less transparent than those used in America, but they are no less dishonest.
One of the perhaps less subtle of these techniques is what one might call “racial proportionality weighting”. It is occasionally possible for an ethnic minority character in a soap opera or drama to be guilty of a crime or even, very occasionally, not be a very nice person.
However, this must be offset by greater levels of white guilt and white unpleasantness and accompanied by some biting reference to social (i.e. Black) deprivation. In addition any show which includes a guilty or unpleasant person of ethnic minority must also include an equal, or preferably greater, number of honest, upstanding, like-able and altogether admirable characters of similar ethnic heritage.
The racial proportionality technique is a more subtle form of the infamous “tiny minority” lie, which is regularly used, with varying degrees of success when discussing extremism within the Islamic community.
Another and progressively more frequent technique is the use of the very “white” black man — that is to say — the employment of actors who look black, but act white… just a little sexier. For most actors, acting is a precarious profession and often involving long periods of unemployment, however, this is not so for that small, select group of clean-cut black actors who look good in a blazer and who are never out of work.
Such actors are usually presented as action heroes, generally brighter and more athletic/competent than their white counterparts, and will invariably end up in a passionate clinch with the beautiful (white) heroine.
This is such a common device that I think many of us would be challenged, were we asked to name a recent prime time TV drama or Soap opera which did not have just one white man as a central and active cast member. (Do not be fooled by Lenny Henry, ethnic characters are hugely over represented on UK TV, even in costume dramas where Victorian London is often portrayed as almost as racially mixed as modern day Croydon)
The very “white” black man is also used, sadly with a lot of success, in the ongoing promotion of interracial sex which has such a damaging effect on the lives of so many young white girls, who were led to believe that the very “white” black man is representative of the majority of black males. However, that is a much larger and more serious issue which I will not address here.
Of the many other techniques used, the last I will focus on here is perhaps as close to subliminal advertising as it is possible to get.
It is the use of the unspoken visual message whereby the images chosen, and the manner in which they are presented, convey a subtle message designed to produce a response or stimulate an opinion on the part of the viewer.
An excellent example of the is the trailer for the forthcoming BBC series “White”, which supposedly deals with the experience of working class whites in modern Britain.
In the trailer all we see is the head of a white male which gradually seems to disappear as words in various different foreign languages and dialects are written across his face. The image and the subject have been carefully chosen and manipulated in order to convey a subliminal message, in addition to the official one.
It is clear that the BBC had no intention of presenting whiteness as being an attractive condition, and this is reflected in the choice of model who, with all due respect to the gentleman himself, is singularly unattractive. He is middle aged, he is overweight, he looks unfit, he is balding and he has a face which even a mother would struggle to love.
The fact that Britain has produced some of the most famously handsome and attractive men from Cary Grant to Jude Law and David Beckham is ignored, and instead, the white British male is presented as a semi-obese slob.
Can we doubt for one moment that had the subject been the black community, we would have been presented with either a smouldering dude or a beaming jolly Bob Marley look-a-like, or had it been the Asian community, we would instead see a dark eyed, sari clad, lovely? …read more