Words words words…
Brendan McNeill writes:
The Carol Thatcher controversy sums up the new racial etiquette.
The daughter of Maggie has been ditched by the BBC for saying ‘golliwog’ off-air [me: see photos for proof that Thatcher was simply STATING AN ACTUAL OBSERVABLE FACTUAL RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN TWO ENTITIES], and offending two representatives of Comic Relief, including Jo Brand.
This is the same Comic Relief that almost single-handedly sustains the idea that the ‘little black babies’ of Africa need white liberal saviours from the West.
Its reps demand slow, small, ‘sustainable’ development, and have even bossed around African officials.
In our etiquette-obsessed times, however, we’re more outraged by the odd utterance of outdated words than by the rule of outdated ideas.
I call it “doing the twist”, which is profoundly stupid I know but the best I’ve come up with.
You know the drill:
A female conservative blogger who has experienced sexual abuse and is of native heritage blogs about the well documented epidemic of incest on Canadian reserves and is slagged mercilessly by white liberal male non-incested bloggers because — she used very rude and naughty words in her blog post. Tsk!
Yes, yes, I know:
You thought lefties had declared it acceptable for minorities to speak crudely about members of the same group?
Hah, you thought WRONG, troglodyte rightwinger! Don’t you know lefties are just making up these rhetorical “rules” as they go? No?! Then that just proves you’re stupid. Ha ha!!
African-Americans comprise 8% of the US population but commit 40% of the violent crimes — you know, rape, murder, that lot — based on Justice Dept statistics but — I’m a “racist” for bringing it up.
Ditto my every mention of illegal Mexican immigrants’ well documented fondness for animal abuse, drunk driving, child molestation and other things liberals claim to disapprove of.
Meanwhile: on the topic of “actual observable facts based upon the evidence of one’s senses” = “THOUGHT CRIME!!!” —