As I write this unmoderated opinion piece, eight articles about Radio Caroline are parked up on Garry (Legend in his own lunchtime) Stevens Pirate/Free Radio Board, the majority of them having nothing to do with pirate or free radio, but there you go. In the grand scheme of things it's of no real importance whatsoever, it's just a group of predominately older men pretending that the past is somehow still the present especially with their beloved community radio station and that their version of history is the final word, why they even have a Caroline Bible and who can argue with that.
Someone asked why he had been banned (why not say censored), another suggested that whoever bans someone should admit they did it, but that was soon shot down by an administrator (hmmm... those who shout loudest have the most to hide?), in fact we are comfortably reminded that everything is fine in pretend pirate and free radio wonderland, indeed for some, it's a much better place than the real world, just don't rock the boat eh?
Don't challenge the narrative, the admin team always know best, this is in everybody's interest, there are no thought police here, move along now, nothing but a few old anoraks in denial and nothing else to see here. And maybe that is all it is, an example of just how many want their own version of history, mentally sleep walking into oblivion, that's much more preferable and far better than being wide awake and aware of just how much their lives have been manipulated by those who know better. A glimpse into the lives of those who have been spoon fed their news by BBC, ITV, and newspapers for so long now, they have forgotten how to reason, debate, listen and accept alternative narratives. Perhaps the propaganda really has worked so well, that those who cry free radio still matters, have lost all sight of what freedom actually is. Freedom of Speech? Nah! you never ever had it, only your own make believe version and your own make believe history.
Meanwhile over on the other side of the World everything is also fine, take Australia for example, there are no thought police down under.
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