I am not surprised to read this. Galloway says he was told by the makers of Celebrity Big Brother that he would be able to voice his opinions during his time on CBB and that he would not be censored.
Before Galloway was asked to appear the makers of CBB approached David Icke and promised him the same thing. Icke refused because he didn't believe them.
Icke, as you may know already, is very strongly anti-war and arguably the most famous anti-New World Order person on the planet , which may well be why he was asked to appear on CBB.
So did the makers of CBB have it in for the anti-war, anti-NWO movement, first trying to get Icke to appear and failing, so they settled for the next best well-known face of the anti-war movement, George Galloway?
Was Galloway naive to believe the CBB?
Was it a risk worth taking?
Galloway may well have been in error in not consulting with his Respect party before entering, because they may have known about Icke or had suspicions about the whole thing. But should Galloway be demonised for his apppearance on CBB?
Galloway will have raised approximately £150,000 for Interpal, so that displaced and dispossessed Palestinians will have shoes on their feet and fuel for their fires and food in their bellies.
Galloway is even being attacked by the World Socialist Website via an article by Chris Marsden. The current version available to read now is substantially different from the first version. I read the first version early yesterday morning and it referred to the charity nominated by Galloway to receive his fees etc, Interpal. Curiously there is now no mention whatsoever of Interpal or charity. Why? All the article does is attack Galloway for being made to look a fool via the tasks that CBB contestants MUST do.
This is the thing that is really annoying me about this.
Everything that Galloway did he did for charity. Galloway is giving his fees to Interpal and is not taking his MPs salary for the time he spent in the CBB house.
But does Marsden say this? No.
I know that Marsden and thus WSWS know about Interpal because I saw and read the first version at approximately 0700 yesterday 27th January 2005. Unfortunately I did not save it otherwise I would be reprinting it here.
But you write to Marsden and WSWS and ask why the reference to Interpal has been taken out.
I am rather suspicious of this because I sent a rather long letter to the World Socialist Website last year on the death of Terri Schindler. They never printed it in part or in full. In that letter was the timeline of events, unreported by the WSWS, that showed Terri Schindler may well have been murdered, and not allowed to die because her life was deemed to be not worth living due to brain damage etc. There is strong evidence to show that Terri may well have been brutally attacked by her husband and that ever since, while Terri was unable to speak to defend herself, her husband was trying to "allow her to die with dignity" by removing her feeding tubes etc.
I also wrote to the editorial board on a series of theirs about the Bolshevik Revolution and how glorious they were making it out to be. I asked them to make known to their readers the work of Antony Cyril Sutton who wrote a groundbreaking trilogy on how Soviet Russia was basically made in the West. Sutton also demolished the dream that Marxists etc have about the Bolshevik Revolution with his book "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" in which Sutton traces the finance for the revolution to Wall Street. It was also MI6 agent Captain George Hill who created the Cheka to destroy any counter-revolution, thus protecting the investment of the Anglo-American bankers and industrialists who wanted control of Russia's naturla resources and markets. WSWS didn't do that either. Yes, the Bolshevik Revolution was just another Anglo-American intelligence operation, the culmination of over sixty years of work by the British in destablising and taking over Russia.
But back to Galloway.
Should people like Marsden and WSWS be pointing out the charity angle and why Galloway is being so ridiculed? I think so.
Galloway is very strongly anti-war.
Galloway gave the NeoCons the two fingers.
Galloway has been accused of being an Iraqi agent with the use of obviously forged documents, leading to him winning damages in court on several occasions.
Galloway is strongly pro-Palestinian.
Galloway dressed up in a red leotard so that a Palestinian charity Interpal can recieve approx £150,000 for food, clothes etc.
Could this possibly be why he was so obviously stitched-up?
I hope readers of this will now see that Galloway was not first choice, but second choice, and that Galloway has been stitched up. If Galloway had refused it may well have been Tony Benn for 3rd choice, or somebody similar. Whoever it was was going to get stitched up. This also shows that the makers of CBB are not impartial.
We should be highlighting the charity and reasons for a stitch-up, not joining in the ridicule.