"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
A Rooting Hog
"All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death' Macbeth
BBC supremo, Tim Davie—annual salary £525,000—thinks TV comedy
is too left-wing. He believes that it is necessary to redress bias against
political leaders such as Boris Johnson and Donald Trump and for there to be greater ‘impartiality’ by the broadcaster. As a former Conservative
Party councillor candidate and deputy chairman of his local Party he is, of course, well placed to be the judge of that.
this country, mocking the upper class has been central to satire from
Chaucer to 'Spitting Image' and was used by Shakespeare to poke fun at
powerful political figures.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the
the arrogance and stupidity of the ruling class. His
is transformed into that of a donkey, making him the butt of the
play's biggest jokes.
Some ruling class afflictions highlighted
were too awful for
and had to be dealt with, without the
‘Macbeth’, the King of Scotland's bloody hands symbolise the immense violence and
cruelty wielded by the politically powerful.
skull is used to show how all of us, good or evil, rich or poor, powerful or powerless, end up in the ground.
Shakespeare were alive today, he might quote his own words from
‘Richard III’ in response to Davie’s new appointment, “Thou
elvish-mark'd, abortive, rooting hog”.