Peter Stefanovic is an Australian lawyer, journalist, and film-maker who has created this journalistic masterpiece that has now had 10.7 million views - and yet received no mention on mainstream media. BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, and Sky News have not said a single word about it. Peter's message is: 'Please help me send it to 12 million this weekend and shame them into reporting it.'
In May 2020, I published a series of blogposts that tried to get inside BJ's mind - to understand the flaws ofthis man who has become the British prime-minister. Here is an extract from the first of these blogs:
I've set myself a bit of a challenge here. I intend to produce a series of blogposts all under the title: THE ART OF LOVING (ERICH FROMM) - AND THE DARK BEAST OF BREXIT (BORIS JOHNSON). This post is Part One in the series. I don't yet know how many there will be in the series; I'll try to write one a week so perhaps there will be four, making the production a venture for the month of May.
The first part of each blogpost will be an insight into the wisdom of Erich Fromm; the second part will be a recirculation of facts about the life of the current prime-minister of the UK, Boris Johnson. My aim is to set up a creative tension between the psychotherapeutic verities of one of the great minds of the 20th century and the biographical details of a disturbingly damaged and harmful man whose ruthless ambition has helped take him to the top of the greasy pole of political power.
|Detail from the image on the front cover of 'Boris Johnson: The Beast of Brexit: A Study in Depravity' by Heathcote Williams (2016)|
And here is an extract from the second blog:
- Johnson has admitted that he employs self-deprecation as a manipulative ploy, to disarm his potential enemies. In an interview with the American TV channel CNBC he declared: 'Self-depreciation is a very cunning device ....all about understanding that basically people regard politicians as a bunch of shysters, so you've got to be understood .... that's what it's all about, I suppose.' Lying behind the muddled facade is a ruthless and often cruel ambition together with an elitism and a ferocious temper when challenged. Johnson is a man who values himself much more highly than he does the nation or the nation's interest.
- Johnson is no 'national treasure' as portrayed by his Tory right-wing allies who campaigned to lever him into No.10 Downing Street. He has his own measure of nastiness, a characteristic that has further justified the nickname of 'Nasty Party' for the Conservatives.
- Visiting Uganda, Johnson cheerily said to UN workers and their black driver: 'Right, let's go and look at some more piccaninnies' - a racist word previously used by Enoch Powell in his infamous 'rivers of blood' speech against immigration. He has likened Chinese workers to 'puffing coolies'. He has even favoured a return to colonial rule for Africa: 'The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more'.
- Johnson has derided renewable energy and he's opposed the Kyoto treaty on climate change.
- He supported the homophobic Section 28 and he once compared civil partnerships to 'three men and a dog' getting married.
|Taking out a kid - the sportsman at work|
|So what if he's smaller and a kid! I won, fair and square! I'm Boris.|
Here are the links to all four blogposts:
Part One: robdonovan.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-art-of-loving-erich-fromm-and-dark.html
Part Two: robdonovan.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-art-of-loving-and-dark-side-of.html
Part Three: robdonovan.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-art-of-loving-and-dark-side-of_20.html
Part Four: http://robdonovan.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-art-of-loving-and-dark-side-of_28.html.
We need to understand the threat - this man is dangerous.
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