I intended to put up a different post here, but circumstances alter plans…
There is a stream of thought nibbling away at the foundations of my country’s society, and like a termite infestation, it is perfectly capable of bringing down the whole building.
I AM NOT – AND I SHARE THIS WITH MOST PEOPLE IN MY COUNTRY – A RACIST.
When I meet, talk to, relate to someone it is with them, as a person. The colour of their skin will not alter my relationship with them, or how I perceive them. And I believe, no, I KNOW, that for most people in the UK this is the case. If I do not like someone, I consider myself free to tell them. I certainly won’t tell them my dislike is founded upon the color of their skin, that wouldn’t be true.
I am not denying some racism exists in the UK. It exists everywhere, but in the UK it is (or was?) a relatively minor issue, rating lower, I suggest, than sexism, ageism, or class division. Generally speaking, the way to acceptance and material success in the United Kingdom is more liable to be barred by any of these, than by nationality or skin colour.
But we are making skin colour an issue!
We are destroying, eating away at the natural tolerance and diversity of the British People by raising some sort of false standard solely dedicated to the advancement of certain career activists who have no regard for the things they wreck. This is dangerous. I believe they know it is dangerous.
There may be racist faults with the Royal ‘Firm’. I am not a Royalist, because I believe it nourishes the ‘Class Ceiling’ but I acknowledge it is a very old institution, and there will be a hell of a lot more issues fermenting behind those ridiculously oversized doors than just race.
There are certainly faults with our Universities, which are the spawning ponds for ‘Woke’ politics, gender identification and a neo-communist resurgence. A lot of negatives. A lot that is wrong, yet remains controllable if some sense of balance is kept.
The case may be different in the USA. I am sure that it is. With due respect to my many wonderful fellow-bloggers in America, I have to say there are an upsettingly large number of American accents among the camp of UK activists, and they’re leading all of us into their (into your?) race war. Not content, it seems, with tearing their own country apart, they appear to be intent upon destroying ours.
The mud that glues the nest of totalitarianism is suppression. It is everything that drowns the freedom to speak without inhibition, to think without fear. Zealots everywhere know this. Weaknesses are best exploited from within. It is part of their code. Successful civilisations, historic democracies that thrive upon stability, upon argument in an open forum, also thrive upon strength to resist those deleterious self-interests which prefer the darkness of the basement, the secret places within the floors and the walls.
Once the presence of their corruption is evident, it is often too late. Please, people – open your eyes. You are being taught to hate!
Please, if you have time, give me your thoughts below. Let’s start a discussion! (If you can only make your point by using personal insults, BTW, don’t bother. Trolling is SO last decade!).