They say attack is the best form of defence. And so it would seem.
Earlier this year, Dianne Abbot got involved in an exchange with one of her constituents, who objected to the references made in the media to a monolithic “black community” in the context of the eventual conviction of the murderers of Stephen Lawrence.
White people love playing ‘divide & rule’. We should not play their game
And in the media storm that followed, ten years of racist incompetence, coverups and misinformation was forgotten as suddenly she became the main peddler of race hatred in the UK. Despite the known and much celebrated policy of the British Empire of divide and rule on the basis of ethnic and religious lines which brought misery to colonised countries, Abbott was pillorised through the press, told off by a white man for racism, while other white men called for her resignation. Under threat of expulsion from the Labour Party, she apologised for hinting at the racism that festers within the media, politics and the police.
Earlier this month, it was Nick Clegg’s turn to make an apology. Actually he made two. Shortly before apologising for ever suggesting that he might not raise tution fees, he apologised to a bunch of bigots, for calling them bigots.
Continued trouble in the economy gives the bigots a stick to beat us with, as they demand we ‘postpone’ the equalities agenda in order to deal with ‘the things people really care about’. As if pursuing greater equality and fixing the economy simply cannot happen at once.
Apparently calling someone a bigot is hate-speech, being a bigot that demands that equal rights are ignored is quite acceptable.
And so the agenda is set. To suggest in any way that those who peddle racism or homophobia might be slightly out of order becomes a national scandal, with angry calls for resignation, demands for clarification and followed up by a contrite apology on the part of the politican who was so reckless as to suggest it. Politicians face a few days of a media storm, a bit of humiliation, and at worst a sacking, for the the ordinary plebs however, daring to raise such problematic issues can land you in gaol.
Take for example Azhar Ahmed. In a post on the Facebook social networking site, he wrote
People gassin about the deaths of Soldiers! What about the innocent familys who have been brutally killed. The women who have been raped. The children who have been sliced up! Your enemy’s were the Taliban not innocent harmful familys. All soldiers should DIE & go to HELL! THE LOWLIFE F****N SCUM! gotta problem. go cry at your soldiers grave and wish him hell because thats where he is going.
Highlighting the fact that the UK together with the US has turned Afghanistan into a hellhole,with tens of thousands killed in the civilian death toll which rises annually, where children are murdered by soldiers who play war games at a safe distance, obeying their dutiful calling. Afghan women bear the brunt, as an epidemic of sexual violence engulfs the country.
Utilising the colonial divide and rule that white people love to play, first funding Islamic extremism, and then invading and occupying to “liberate” them (we are at war with Oceania; we have always been at war with Oceania), all backed up by ordinary men and women drawn from the UK and sent to Afghanistan to murder in the interests of the UK State.
Two days after Azhar Ahmed was found guilty, NATO killed eight Afghan women and girls.
Who is the real problem here? Those who have participated in the murder and maiming of over 36,000 Afghan citizens or those point it out and wish them a similar fate? Thousands of miles away, the men, women and children who are being maimed and murdered daily proportedly in our interests, using our resources by men and women who serve in the UK military are ignored by the media as it pumps out soft focus sales pitches of our brave boys.
The old lie has been updated for modern times, but hell mend you if you point it out.
dulce et decorum est pro patria neco