This show was a labour of love by its participants. It took a huge amount of work and, in its heyday, I derived immense satisfaction from putting out such a quality product both in content and production. I took over hosting from Tom Paine (who started the show) and Doug has now closed it out.
Here then is just my contribution to this final show but I implore you to go and listen to the whole show. Some of Tom’s pieces are hilarious and have not dated and his final words to close the show brought tears to my eyes.
Brian of London’s View from the Holy Land:
Hello and welcome to Brian of London’s view from the holy land from Shire Network News.
It’s been a very long time since I sat down to write and record one of these pieces. Without wanting to go all Roman Catholic on you, forgive me for I have sinned.
I used to be a dedicated listener to Shire Network News. Soon after podcasting started I discovered it, I think from Israellycool Dave’s now faded podcast. I came to crave the dulcet tones of Tom Paine and his extraordinarily good Blog News, delivered in such a professional manner that I had trouble believing this was just another guy in his pyjamas.
But it came to pass that Tom couldn’t quite handle the amazing amout of work it took to put together an international show featuring a top notch interview and satirical commentary every week. I answered a want add for technical help.
If this was real life I’m the guy who showed up to mend the air conditioning in the studio and got mistaken for the new newsreader. Someone slapped some makeup on me, stuck me in a chair pointed at the auto-cue and said “Live in 5 − 4 −3 “. And if real life was a porno movie, I’d be repairing the washing machine.
That was it. Instead of just producing and editing the show I was now the main presenter, co writer of blog news and new official voice of the show.
Looking back on the show now, for me it was all about the satire. It was all about laughing at Jihadis, because that is what they hate all most as much as self governing Jews. And it was about mining the rich seam of the lunatic left. The Progressive left as Glenn Beck has taught me now.
But there is a big gap in the world for what Shire did and, were it not for my need to actually feed and clothing my young family of little Zionist occupiers, I’d be happy to keep filling it.
And it’s not like there isn’t material. Last week a Dutch journalist whose child will now forever bare the shameful stigma of a passport that says “Born in Israel” decided to let rip: the fantastic pre-natal care she herself received in is suddenly a Nazi style eugenics project to produce a new model army of perfect Chosen People for the Perfect IDF. In her words, my Dutch accent sucks but this sounds better in faux-WW2 German :
To be pregnant in Israel is comparable to a military operation. Countless echos and blood tests should produce the perfect baby, nothing can be left to the luck of the draw. The state demands healthy babies and a lot of them too.
Obviously Israel’s astonishingly low infant mortality rate, envied by the world and especially the Dutch who have one of the worst rates in Europe, is just our way of further oppressing the Canannites, or the Samaritans or whoever else the Palestinian Arabs are pretending to be descended from today.
But to hell with that negative stuff. You may remember that we also had a few unkind words to say about the Goricle. Former nearly president himself, Al my jet is bigger than yours Gore. We never quite saw eye to eye with the whole Anthropogenic Global Warming thing did we.
So it may come as a bit of a shock to hear that I’m seriously considering buying an Electric Car. Wooo, hold on there: this is not some green epiphany, some misplaced desire to save the Polar bears from dishonest BBC film crews. No its quite simple. I want to stop giving my money to people who hate me. I don’t want any more Jihadi Oil.
But then, you always knew, I was the one with the bee in my bonnet about Islam. But it’s funny, moving to Israel has calmed me down. Sure, Europe is still doomed, America is thoroughly infiltrated and if we manage to survive the resurgent Jihad without a massive nuclear conflagration, I’ll take that as a win. But I’m living here amongst Arabs: I’m sitting in Arab shops in the shadow of the wall around Ramallah, eating Humus and Felafel with my Arab customers and railing against the shocking Israeli banks.
So what of Shire Network News? I have to close by thanking Tom Paine for setting it up in the first place. I learned a lot and I’m forever endebted to him as we all are. I’ll continue writing at Israellycool and wherever else they still let me and perhaps, one day, if you’re all well behaved, I’ll show my face and take up broadcasting again.
Until then, I’ve been Brian of London: much as Jesus is no longer IN Nazareth, I am no longer IN London
I’m a Zionist occupier, occupying a tiny slice of over occupied Tel Aviv and I’m home.