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The Color Purple, faded

Prize-winning author Alice Walker gives support to David Icke on Desert Island Discs.

Not a headline you see very often.

For those that don’t know, Alice Walker is a “an American author, poet, womanist, and activist”, Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC radio programme in which celebrities say which eight records (look it up) they would take with them to a desert island (I suppose the gramophone must be one of those wind-up ones), and David Icke is a former Green Party spokesman who believes that, among others, the Queen, President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Al Gore and Boxcar Willie are really twelve-foot alien lizards.

14 comments to The Color Purple, faded

  • David Icke is completely bonkers… and also a true national treasure.

  • Mr Ed

    David Icke was the most famous footballer from Leicester since Peter Shilton, until Gary Lineker came on the scene.

    That’s probbly as much as is honourable to say about the man.

  • Laird

    Isn’t the lizard hypothesis the only one which satisfactorily accounts for the current state of the world?

  • veryretired

    I, for one, welcome the rule of our 12 ft alien lizard masters—as long as they don’t eat me as a snack.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    These lizards- why are they here? Why don’t they just watch us from the comfort of their space-ships? Or is this all just advance publicity for a Doctor Who Movie?

  • Runcie Balspune

    I thought it was Turquoise?

  • Simon Jester

    @Laird: The lizards would be doing a better job.

    Hanlon’s razor is a better explanation.

  • Jaded Voluntaryist

    I’m surprised the BBC broadcasted it. They’re not big fans of what you might call “illegal opinions”.

  • Jaded Voluntaryist

    Meanwhile over at the telegraph, in a fit of united irony we see this.

    We need to talk about Islamism
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  • Jaded Voluntaryist

    Bloody smartphone. That should read unintended not united.

  • Sooo well spotted, JV:-O

  • Julie near Chicago

    Oh, dear. Not terribly auspicious, is it. :>(

  • Paul Marks

    JV – yes wonderful irony.

    As for the post – I think the point has ben lost.

    Alice Walker is held up (by the media and the education sytem) as a great cultural icon – actually, it appears, the lady is rather misguided (especially in her choice of guides).

  • Paul Marks

    Now we have a good laugh – please remember that this ideas and attitudes of this lady are being taught (as truth) in the schools and universities. Of course the bit about the Moon being a giant spaceship and the shape changing lizards is left out – but then the Marxist origins of “Critical Theory” are left out also.

    The “message” is all that “really matters” – the message being, big business (and “the rich”) are evil, Social Justice is wonderful, Greenism is wonderful (and so on).