Friday, August 7, 2020

The ignorance of officials of culture

I learned from Melvin Bragg's column in the Daily Mail that the Department for Sport and Culture removed poetry from the CSE syllabus on the grounds that “poetry is too challenging for children.” Such a claim shows up the arrogant ignorance of officials who are clearly unaware of the popularity of nursery rhymes. As Richard Littlejohn would say, ‘you couldn’t make it up’. Nations as well as individuals live in their language which is electrified by poetry, boosting s our imagination  and giving colour to the words. 

The only way Oliver Dowden’s children, if he has any, find poetry difficult is, if,  at home they do not talk. Of course  English is a world language, so it doesn’t really matter if the natives speak it badly. They can count on foreigners to figure out what they are saying. 

It is smaller nations which treasure their  language. I had grown up in Hungary, where  the evening news had been followed every night by a popular actor performing a great poem. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if BBC or SKY would adopt the practice, allowing millions to discover the liveliness, the fun of English. 

Millions would stop disfiguring their speech with innumerable ‘you know’s and ‘’like’s. Quite apart from everything else, the economic benefits would be impressive.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Grime Artist Wiley moronic statement on the Jews


Most of us are too lazy or too stupid to figure out what is happening in this complicated world, therefore they look for one simple answer that explains everything.  

The moronic Grime singer named ‘Wiley’ is all too typical by claiming that all our troubles come from the Jews.  Then why the fuss? The answer was given by Voltaire.  “Those who can make people believe in absurdities can also make them commit atrocities”.



Saturday, July 11, 2020

My review of King Lear

Welcome everyone.  I recently done a video review of William Shakespeare play King Lear. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ3p_vZzkTI

The most important things about the video of Shakespeare's plays is that it increases your vocabulary in a way that makes you understand more meanings of the world. 

My most often quoted line from my book "An innocent millionaire" is that "no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it", but it is also true that a lot of bright people think that they are stupid because they never had a chance to be introduced, to become familiar with the work of great minds.

If you have brains, even if you are ignorant then Shakespeare will wake up your mind and you will become smarter and knowledgeable about life as much as possible.

paul scofield plays king lear

I mentioned Paul Scofield in my video because he is a great actor and also because he worked with the greatest director Peter Brook.  There are many videos on King Lear, but the RSC production of King Lear in 1962 is the best by far.  You must also see Laurence Olivier's King Lear.  

laurence olivier

In Oliver's King Lear naive King Lear becomes sane by going mad when he sees the world as it is.