This isn’t anti-racism – it’s the policing of passion. It might package itself as an anti-racist initiative, designed to bring about an era of racial equality, but in truth it’s a class war against the beastly blokes and uncouth urchins who are seen to make up English football’s player-base and fanbase.
The true driving force behind this aloof campaign to ‘clean up’ football is the elites’ utter incomprehension of the mass passions that get aired at football matches, which they stupidly mistake for ‘racism’ or ‘hatred’. (…)
Hailing from those arid, passionless planets of professional politicking or PR, where strict linguistic etiquette is the order of the day and fury is looked upon as a potential mental disorder, these outsiders look at hollering footie fans in the same way wives of Victorian colonialists once gawped at scantily clad Africans dancing around naked flames.
These “passions” (in England, Canada and the US) would be better channeled into something more relevant. That’s my own “elitism” showing, I guess.
Some would say these are counterproductive/idolatrous, and/or used by the same variety of “anti-racist” elite snob to keep ordinary people excited and distracted.
In other words, the “clean up football” campaign in the UK will fail because to render football impotent would actually deprive the elites of one of the best tools to keep the average white “chav” fruitlessly occupied, while the elites destroy the nation around them.
I admire Margaret Thatcher as much as anybody reading this, but my gut says Hillsborough shouldn’t have led to an inquiry (or three) but to a mass revolt.
(Plus I suspect the same event would’ve taken place under a Labor government, because both parties are responsible for the elitist, bureaucratic, regulatory class warfare that’s made post-war Britain what it is today.