Olugsara (born in Lagos, Nigeria) is an “historian” on the BBC. I’m certain that Olugsara won the gig by meritocracy, not scraping a 2:1 in History and eating pot noodles then blagging his way onto tv by manipulating positive discrimination. Of course not.
Exhibit #1: BBC’s Civilisations (his episode) was about how Nigeria is so great and before the British arrived and stole some childish bronze art it was perfect and creative and artistic and zzzzz, basically white man brought all things bad, blah blah. He labours over Nigerian art, Aztec art, Dutch art, Japanese art… but .no British? Only the final piece of the Brits in India, all bad, Indians all good, East India Company nasty, blah blah blah.
No mention of Egyptian slaves dropping dead pyramid-building, nothing about Shaka Zulu, strangely ignores Aztec slavery, and is astoundingly tacit regarding Islamic African chiefs who sold their own folk into slavery.
Furthermore, I lost count of the amount of times he sound-checks “Globalisation” – which is just creepy and Insidious.
Exhibit #2: BBC’s The House In Time which had the pretence of showing a house in Liverpool through 170 years but had a hidden agenda: ➡ to lecture.
When Olugsara “discovers” one inhabitant sold cotton, he fails to control his glee, turns on the Slavery tap and it all pours out. He spends the last quarter of the episode, 15 minutes, devoted to showing his distaste and the sermon is non-stop. He even flies to America to investigate it and interview people?! For a programme abut a house in Liverpool!
Exhibit #3: In March 2018, eager to court controversy and lick the leftie arse, he called Winston Churchill a “war criminal” and blamed him for the famine in Bengal in 1943-44.
Your honour, I say this is merely the latest revisionist dogshit – 21st century values applied to the past. Churchill wasn’t perfect (Gallipoli, the striking dockers, etc) but he was not a war criminal and this uppity snowflake would be speaking German if not for Winnie. This is luke-warm deconstructionism; it’s an unbalanced picture by a small-minded “academic” with a big chip on his shoulder. Olugsara is a transparent “historian” with an attention-seeking habit, a pc berk spraying his halitosis-hectoring on a channel that is tailor-made for him and therefore, M’lud, is a massive cunt.
Nominated by Captain Magnanimous