For the past few decades there has been a slow but consistent shift of how we are expected to view culpability. Most likely because of the memes invented and implanted by the Frankfurt School, but if that is too conspiratorial for us, then just a slow natural shift perhaps due to the raw affluence of our capitalist successes and consequent wealth, leading to extravagances of thought, the idea that we are so much better than everyone else, we must actually be more responsible than everyone else.
The shift of course is one of moving away from anti-racism to genuine racism and calling it anti racism. This happens in lots of ways but the most repugnant is:
The deliberate suppression of any information about racism towards white people, including the sanitization of history in order to make it appear as if only white Europeans are capable of agency and that all other people are acting ‘naturally’ in some manner.
This would be the racism of lower expectations. That non-white people somehow cannot help being what they are, so we must celebrate their cultures at the expense of our own, while simultaneously making our own cultures repugnant to us as well as, in many cases, actually illegal. (Smoking in bars very illegal, hookah in kebab joints, a proud symbol of multiculturalism) We look at our own culture as being a function of choice so we can make our own religions illegal, our habits and vices, (unless they are seen to annoy conservatives) while violating all our own conceptions of natural human rights to accommodate the most primitive cultures we can find and then pay them to live among us, while they break our laws and customs with malice and contempt for all we have created.
One must at all costs avoid the evidence of ones own senses…
in favour of the notion that all ethnic groups get along really well and the only real problem in England are not the non-British people, who often feel no connection with British culture, and indeed have no connection with British history. After all when they form vigilante groups to take the law into their own hands because of a clear and indisputable failure of the British constabulary to defend the property and safety of the people within England (I hesitate to say English people) at the best of times and are actually worse than useless during the riots…
There does seem to be an odd double standard here though. Why is it when non-white people who have no actual British cultural heritage get swords and stand around in a mob racing from place to place to fight other gangs, these people are noble men protecting their culture, their way of life and their families. Listen to the Sikh’s speak about the importance of their temples to them. I agree with them of course, they should have the right to defend them for whatever reasons at all, even if it’s just because it’s where they hide the porn. But the fact that the media makes damn sure that it appears noble when untrained armed men run around looking for a fight so long as they are:
1. Not white
2. Not culturally British in any traditional way
“…We joined these Sikh volunteers in Hansworth as they stood vigil outside their temple…”
And then, you have what the Prime Minister of England himself says about the one group of British ‘youths’ who actually want to defend rule of law, British culture and liberal democracy, the history of the UK and the preservation of it’s people and history, right from the official record of Parliament (Thanks Baron)
The Prime Minister: The hon. Gentleman speaks not only for his constituents, but, frankly, for the whole House in deprecating the English Defence League and all it stands for. On its attempt to say that it will somehow help to restore order, I have described some parts of our society as sick, and there is none sicker than the EDL.
Yep. Those noble Sikhs and Muslims and everyone else showing community spirit and stepping up to the plate to defend their temples and businesses from lawlessness. But the British who actually tried to defend not just their homes but entire communities including all within from rioters and looters? None sicker than they.
Eeyore for Vlad.