We Get Half-Assed Apologies, Backpedaling, and Doublespeak
Who is the enemy?What a fucking crock of shit.
The situation gets even more unpleasant because of the fact that we can no longer easily say - that black one over there is to be blamed. We cannot point a finger neither at a Muslim nor at an Asian. And that became again very clear during the live events in Britain, when against the hooded youngsters with unpleasant faces from various colours stood the same colourful group of nicely looking citizens with brooms, who said "Enough!". "You are scum and we will no longer tolerate you!" Civil society in Britain proved to be strong and faced this disgrace.
The enemy are all those people who think someone owes them something. All those who think that because they do not get it they have the full right to destroy others' property. Those that are outside the law because they chose to hide from it. And in general, the enemy is all those whose spiritual evolution did not out-jump the simple need of bread and water. This enemy is a challenge for the developed societies because the enemy is hard to be distinguished.
"So, when a white person holds objectionable views, racist views for instance, we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practises come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious frankly – frankly, even fearful – to stand up to them. The failure, for instance, of some to confront the horrors of forced marriage, the practise where some young girls are bullied and sometimes taken abroad to marry someone when they don’t want to, is a case in point", said on February 5 PM David Cameron. We have to admit that he is right and start calling things with their real names. Otherwise it can get really dangerous. More than what is currently happening on the streets of Britain.
~ "Let's start calling problems with their real names"
I'm getting really tired of this particular brand of drone-speak. I loathe inaccuracy. Be critical all you want about a person, place, custom, or event, but at least take twenty seconds out of your sanctimonious whining to get the facts right. I'm not going to rehash what I and others have said, like, multiple times now, but I'm going to address the part in bold.
First of all, what is this "we" shit? "[W]hen a white person holds objectionable views, racist views for instance, we rightly condemn them" - um...who the fuck is "we"? Are "we" the newspapers, websites, TV and radio shows who willingly publish and broadcast those objectionable views, often paying the utterer? Are "we" the writers and studio execs who put white racist imagery into mainstream, so-called art? Are "we" the white racist hordes voicing and supporting objectionable views of our own on every day that ends with Y?
No...I don't think "we" are.
Let me tell you who we are. We are the ones always under racial fire in the first goddamn place. We are the ones whom [white] society has deemed perfectly okay to abuse. We are the ones who get accused first, whether there's any evidence to support the accusations or not. When we object to abuse, we are told we're playing the race card or being too sensitive or taking things personally. We are the ones doing the condemning, and for our troubles, we get rewarded with half-assed, meaningless apologies, self-serving backpedaling, and blatant doublespeak.
So first of all, there's that.
Now, secondly...quick poll, POC: how many of you - in class, at a bar or party, or on the blogosphere - have run into white folks who are "too scared" to (what they consider) "stand up" to you or disagree with you on an issue? Which one of you, by now, hasn't already heard damn near everything the white folks you've encountered - both online and in real life - think about OJ Simpson, the Obama family, black hair, tanning, blushing, "unrealistic" interracial couples (both real and fictitious), the word "nigga", slavery, Jim Crow, Martin Luther King, Jr., Islam, terrorism, the Evil Asian Horde, Halle Berry, and Affirmative Action? Since when are white folks too afraid to speak out against other people's cultures, heritages, languages, accents, customs, cuisines, and art? When did that happen and how come the white folks we run into daily didn't get the memo to STFU?
That this sentiment is coming out the mouth of a British politician is hella ironic. Remedial History for Dummies, kids: remember when the British Empire, at its height, was so vast it was said the sun would never set on it? Fuck criticizing other people; they colonized them - America included!
This steaming pile of horseshit stems from what shall heretofore be referred to as Massieism, or the white tendency to unrealistically expect to say or whatever they want with complete immunity. This writer wants Big Davey to "start calling problems [by] their real names", so by all means may he do so: inequality and injustice - let him start with those two.