I love this argument so much. It’s common in the Daily Mail, and The Express. You’ll get it somewhere every day.
The argument is:
People who don’t want Pakistanis, Afghans, Jews, Iraqis, Indians, Muslims, in their countries, as they basically dislike Pakistanis, Afghans, Jews, Iraqis, Indians, Muslims, can no longer say they dislike Pakistanis, Afghans, Jews, Iraqis, Indians, Muslims, through fears of being branded a racist. Which is political correctness gone mad. The freedom to judge people by their nationality, colour and religion is basic human right.
You know, when’s the last time The Express has campaigned about the massive amounts of unemployed Australians that come to this country every year?
The basic argument is the fact that they don’t think it’s wrong to judge people by their colour or religion, and think being branded a racist for this is wrong.
When in fact, it’s probably just based on general racism. As in, me not being a racist, I really don’t think a great deal about the amount of Muslims that live in my city
You know, if you read the Daily Mail closely enough (they hide much of their bigotry in columns on page 52………..) they will actually say things like.
“It is actually deemed racist these days to suggest that afro carribean people are targeted for more police stop and searches than white people, when it’s just common sense”.
You know. No it’s not common sense. It’s suggesting that black people are more likely to be criminals than white people, because of 300 year old stereotypes about the colour of their skin.
It’s like the Mail saying “we should single out/target white people when investigating pedophillia cases, as pedophillia is none existent in Muslim and Black communities, and the vast majority of cases involve white people”.
You know. Really. That’s racism. Grouping individuals together, based on what skin colour they have
You know, I’d say the basic definition of racism is judging individuals on what colour skin they happen to have.
Judging individuals, and their character, on the collective reputation of their race.
So I’d suggest that wanting to cut down on all, say, Pakistani immigration (when many of these individuals are as qualified as any Australian of the same job) just because they happen to be grouped in the “muslim” section is racism
@ Ang Men: Unfortunately I actually know someone who infringes quite a bit on my social circle and genuinely does believe that it’s not only a human right to be racist but it’s also perfectly healthy and normal.
It’s always a long night any time I have to deal with him.
Ang Men…You live in a politically correct fantasy world. Mind you, most of the contributors to this site do. Blacks DO bump up the rate for violent crime. How many muggings would there be in London if it was an all-white city? And to say that Pakistani immigrants are just as beneficial as Aussies is lunacy. Are Australian gangs beating up white lads in our northern towns, running the drugs trade in those same towns, grooming white girls and then raping them, blowing up London buses and tube trains, trying to blow up airliners, etc etc? Look at Australia and then look at Pakistan. Notice any difference?
I will openly admit to being a racist. Not in the Hitler/Himmler sense, but in the Benjamin Disraeli sense ‘Race is all’…or the George Steiner sense, when he recently said that racism is built into us as part of our evolutionary survival mechanism. With the blacks it’s probably atavistic, but it’s the white man’s fault for not leaving them alone in Africa like we should have done. But with the Pakistanis it’s their Islamic so-called culture, one of the least attractive cultures on the face of the planet. Which is maybe why so many of them want to come and live here. I wish that I could create a new society somewhere, with no blacks or Muslims; a truly civilised and law-abiding society. And if wishing that makes me racist then so be it.
There’s also the blindly obvious story on there that if you’re pregnant, you’ll look like you’re carrying a baby in your womb!
“Pregnant Dannii is looking swell”
Well I expect if anyone were to get pregnant they would start looking swell. Or perhaps this is magical fantasy ‘Daily Express-land’ where all celebrities adopt little african children, god forbid they should actually get pregnant!