In a post entitled “Are you sure they were black?”, Eeyore (more commonly known as Vlad, to those of us who interact with him every day) analyzes the overwhelming influence of the dominant “narrative” on recent reporting about the riots in England.
The mainstream media would have us believe that the violence and lawlessness have nothing whatsoever to do with race or ethnicity, but are a result of… Well, maybe poverty. Or the economic crisis. Or the lack of opportunity for members of the underclass.
Or, better yet: the real culprit is white racism.
Here’s what Eeyore says:
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 one’s own senses in favour of the notion that all ethnic groups get along really well and the only real problems 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…
Eeyore then recounts Prime Minister David Cameron’s reprehensible words about the English Defence League, as quoted here earlier today. He concludes with this observation:
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.
Read the rest at Vlad’s place, where there are also four videos about the Rainbow Riots that you will want to watch.