Thursday, 5 January 2012

Iz it becoz she iz black?

@bimadew White people love playing "divide & rule" We should not play their game #tacticasoldascolonialism

-- Diane Abbott, MP

Now, correct me if I'm wrong here, but if I'd tweeted something like:

@HackneyAbbott Black people love playing at being thugs and sleeping around with as many lovers as possible #pastimesasoldastime

I would be condemned and vilified as a racist. Yet I am still to see one of the lefties I follow having a go at her. Is it because she's one of their tribe? Or is it because she's black and therefore can't be racist?

Why is it acceptable to make sweeping generalisations about one race and not about others?


Anonymous said...

Black people are not racist towards white people. They can be discriminative but not racist.
Racism = Power + Prejudice. Black people have never had power like white people have.

James said...

Can't tell if stupid or trolling.

First, you can't change the meaning of 'racist' to mean what you like. Check the dictionary.

Second, she is a fucking MP. How the wittering fuck does she not have power?

She has got a fuck load more than I do.

David Hadley said...

It is fairly straightforward if you think like a left-winger.

To a person of the left, everything that is evil is right wing and everything that is right wing is evil.

Racism is evil therefore it is right wing.

Abbott is left wing, therefore she cannot be evil.

Consequently, when she says something it cannot be racist.

Anonymous said...

How many black MPs are there? Less than 10 out of 650~odd? How many black people have been US president or Prime Minister? That's not a lot of power for one race.
Your post actually reads like an angry Mail online comment, "typical right-wingers".
Here's an interesting article on it;

Splat said...

Here's a thought for you, Anon. Some of us, the great Martin Luther King Jr included, don't give a fuck what colour people are. And we don't lump people together because of their skin colour or gender or religion, but think of them as individuals.

James is quite right to state that Abbott has far more power than him, and that would be the case whatever colour she was.

You just can't see this because you're full of Marxist identity-politics shit.

JuliaM said...

"How many black MPs are there? "

Well, if Abbott's an example, there's at least one too many.

Wait, I forgot Lammy. And Vaz. Three too many.

Anonymous said...

Obo, I would say a more apt comparison would be

"Black people love playing the victim"

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 12:12 - So 5 black guys stamping a white guy saying "die you white piece of shit" isn't racist then?

Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength.

Please look at what you have become.....

Anonymous said...

@Anon 14:14 - leaving stock in trade "daily mail" comment aside (use your imagination!), HOW MANY CONSTITUENCIES HAVE A BLACK MAJORITY?

"umm......yea but.....oh no.....umm"

Aaron Burr said...

"Divide & Rule"? I thought we all liked playing "Scrabble" or Pub darts or junk like that.

"Divide & Rule" sounds as boring as a long protracted game of 'Risk.'