The End Times of Albion: To Hirsch or Not to Hirsch

The essay below by Seneca III is the latest in the “End Times of Albion” series. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6A, Part 6B, Part 7A.

Hirsch + Hirsch and others — BAME Racism Echoing Through Feminist Megaphones

The End Times of Albion, Part 7B

by Seneca III

To Hirsch or Not to Hirsch

In the closing paragraph of Part 7A I used the phrase ‘into the heart of darkness’; this was not a casual throw-away line. Heart of Darkness is a short novel written in 1899 by the Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad. It describes a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the heart of Africa, a place with which Conrad was well familiar.

The story’s narrator, Charles Marlow, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. This location provides the setting for Marlow’s account of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, and enables Conrad to create a comparison between London and Africa, both as places of darkness. That fictional concept eventually ascended to the status of a reality with the onset of the five days of London riots in August 2011.

The riots were a consequence of the death of Mark Duggan…

…a mixed-race thug and petty criminal known to carry firearms (a pistol inside a sock, gangster style, was recovered, unfired, from the scene) who was shot and killed by police on August 4th. Between 6th and 11th August thousands of people rioted in several London boroughs and in cities and towns across England. The resulting chaos generated looting, arson and mass violence that resulted in the deaths of five people.

Protests started in Tottenham, London. Overnight, looting took place in Tottenham Hale retail park and nearby Wood Green. The following days saw similar scenes in other parts of London, with the most rioting taking place in Hackney, Brixton, Walthamstow, Peckham, Enfield, Battersea, Croydon, Ealing, Barking, Woolwich, Lewisham and East Ham.

From 8 to 10 August, other towns and cities in England — including Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Wolverhampton, Northampton, Nottingham, West Bromwich, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, and Salford — saw copycat riots.

A total of 3,443 crimes were committed in London during this period and an estimated £200 million worth of property damage was incurred.

Even pragmatic analysts of the riots attempted to prioritise social factors such as racial tension and unemployment as the cause of the problem but in the end there could be little doubt, despite desperate attempts to cover it up, that criminality and ethnic gang culture were the real root causes…

…and thus ‘Marxist-Socialist Central’, the London School of Economics and Political Science (known in my day as the ‘London School of Marxist Dialectic and Revolution’), via a team lead by a certain Professor Tim Newburn of the Department of Social Policy, but commissioned by and its ‘report’ disseminated by The Guardian as it stuck its oar in and yet again and managed to steer the dialogue away from reality and into the ‘Mea Culpa!’-peddling arms of the vote-whoring collective in Westminster.

Two days after the police shooting of a local black man, Mark Duggan, in north London on 6 August 2011, protestors gathered outside the local police station.

Mishandling of this protest led to the outbreak of violence and looting. Disorder spread rapidly, initially across London, and subsequently to Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Salford.

In the face of considerable speculation about the causes of the riots, and the absence of an official inquiry, the Guardian and the LSE established a unique collaborative study, titled ‘Reading the Riots’…

…The most significant direct policy response to ‘Reading the Riots’ came at the LSE’s conference on 14th December 2011. In her speech, the Home Secretary[1] announced a formal review of best practice in relation to police stop and search powers. A major element of this was a review undertaken by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, a primary prompt for which was the LSE and Guardian report. HMIC published their review in July 2013, and in a statement in the House of Commons on 2nd July 2013 the Home Secretary* said she anticipated significant reform of the use of these powers.

Know your enemy. They do not change.

To continue…

You may note in the photograph immediately above that there are a couple of white faces in the middle of the mob, products of our own benefit-sucking criminal underclass.

In the aftermath of the riots these were the ones first gleefully paraded before the courts in the full media spotlight, one after the other, whilst what few BAME rioters the establishment could not avoid having to prosecute were quietly dealt with later in a carefully orchestrated media twilight zone. It fooled no one who had been unfortunate enough to have to experience it and observe it with their own eyes, nor many more distant onlookers besides.

However, the heart of darkness is not restricted to London, although that festering cesspit is still the prime repository of such habitats. Now, even more so than in 2011 when the riots spread to other cities in Britain, such as Birmingham…

…there are places of similar darkness, and not only of the African variety — from the Islands and Highlands of Scotland, through Bridgend to Southend, the Umma had arrived and set down roots. It has supplemented the efforts of the earlier defenestrators of all that is British and appears to have been welcomed by many, such as the mixed-race political journalist and provocateur Afua Hirsch, who seem to have forgotten or forgiven these dusky historic slavers of their ancestors but not our long-terminated white participation therein and our subsequent battle against that ancient and evil practice.

Afua Hirsch

I stumbled across the charming Ms. Afua only relatively recently, probably because I do not read The Guardian or watch Sky News (I would rather wipe my bum with sandpaper). She came to my attention as an adjunct to the English Heritage racist embargo on white interns that I reported on at the end of Part 3. Nothing if not persistent, that lot.

In August 2017, Hirsch called for Nelson’s Column to be destroyed, claiming it is a symbol of white supremacism, so time, I thought, to have a good look at this person who seeks to remove me and mine and all traces of our existence from the streets and squares of our homeland.

From Wiki:

Afua Hirsch (born 12 June 1981) is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker. She has worked as a journalist for The Guardian newspaper and as the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News until 2017.

Afua Hirsch was born in Stavanger, Norway, to an English father and an Ashanti-Ghanaian mother and raised in London. Her paternal grandfather Hans (later John), who was Jewish, fled Berlin in 1938.

Hirsch graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, after which she took the Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School.

Hirsch has worked in international development, law and journalism. She began working as a lawyer in criminal defence, public and international law and then became a legal correspondent for The Guardian. She has lived in Britain and Senegal, and served as The Guardian’s West Africa correspondent, based in Accra, Ghana[2]. From 2014 to 2017 she was the Social Affairs and Education Editor at Sky News.

It was the Ashanti-Ghanaian connection that put up my first red flag, particularly the Ashanti (correctly, Assante) element, because it awoke a sleeping memory of something I learned during my time in Africa so many years ago resultant from my interest in African tribal groupings and their interactions — which mostly involved inter-tribal conflict and slave-taking. More in part 7C.

To my mind without doubt Afua Hirsch comes across as something of a race hustler. Particularly in her book,
where she, or perhaps an editor, obliquely imply in the sales pitch that she is 100% British despite the fact that she is Norwegian-born with only one British parent who as a child of a wartime German-Jewish refugee was brought up by a kindly Yorkshire family. Quote:

You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain. Your partner[3], your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking you where you are from?…

…In this personal and provocative investigation, Afua Hirsch explores a very British crisis of identity. We are a nation in denial about our past and our present. We believe we are the nation of abolition, but forget we are the nation of slavery. We are convinced that fairness is one of our values, but that immigration is one of our problems. Brit(ish) is the story of how and why this came to be, and an urgent call for change.

Another quote:

Her book is often flabbily argued and breathtakingly one-sided. But more to the point, it is also potentially dangerous.

I fear that if it were taken seriously, it could lead to a dramatic deterioration in the relatively harmonious race relations we have in this country.

The bizarre thing is that the woman who remorselessly flagellates so many aspects of Britain is one of the most fortunate people alive, and has enjoyed some of the greatest benefits this country has to offer…

…She grew up in ‘a lovely spacious house [with] a garden with fruit trees and swings, summer holidays walking in the Alps, a private education’. Oxford University and a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics followed, and then training to be a barrister…

…But Hirsch doesn’t give any credit to the Royal Navy — the same Navy of Horatio Nelson — which between 1815 and 1860 freed tens of thousands of slaves who were being shipped across the Atlantic.

Nor is any mention made of the British sailors — possibly as many as 20,000 — who died in this noble endeavour. Hirsch simply declares that ‘by 1840 there were more slaves crossing the Atlantic than ever before, and British investors and businesses were among those profiting’. [Stephen Glover in The Daily Mail, 6/4/18]

Gratitude, I would add, appears to have a very short half-life in certain quarters.

— Seneca III, Middle England, yes, England, believe it or not, this 25th day of June 2018.


1.   Yes, you guessed it, Theresa May, MP, Parliamentary Prevaricator-in Chief — so no surprises there, then.
2.   The US State Department 2016 report on Ghana reads only a little better than that for Zambia as referred to in Part 6A.
3.   Her partner is from Tottenham (yes, Tottenham again!) and is of ‘Ghanian ancestry’. See Part 7D.

For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.

26 thoughts on “The End Times of Albion: To Hirsch or Not to Hirsch

  1. You might have missed this

    …Brits again. Portugal Invasion with Urban Festival , a thousand strong in a small town.

    Now, as an expat you pick up quite fast when others are ruining your reputation, it counts in Portugal like any other country, you notice it and the sense of tension.

    Fortunately the Portuguese press did a better job of reporting than the pc UK press, and were soon clarifying the event, if only in comments section sometimes.

    What happened is this :

    The festival, organised in UK, was all black. The advertising and acceptance was so. In principal I don’t have a problem with that. That night was labelled “white night” and all had to dress white. The group crowded into a nightclub, became unmanageable, the police were called, brawls ensued, the police ended up herding away partiers with shots in the air. The next days at the airport there were further scenes.

    Now the UK press mostly portrayed Rowdy Brits vs. Police using excessive force. That is to say, you ended up with people either disliking Brits from this, or thinking the Portuguese police are harsh and untrained.

    All in the name of political correctness, which just shows what happens when you are not allowed to discriminate in current events. I don’t mean discriminate against, just discriminate between. When someone seeks to understand, when they investigate anything, they are obliged to discriminate between fact and fiction, to discriminate out a lie, to focus on deeper realities . If the Portuguese did not do this, then it would be all Brits who would be carrying a bad name. So in the real world, people do discern beyond nationality, in spite of nationality even. Same goes for whites in other countries, and not always in their favour either. You cannot make it otherwise, this is the nature of people. When they see a Brit not acting like a Brit, and they don’t look like the Brits they know, they figure out the equation to their own understanding. The Portuguese were very offended by this event (and not because it was blacks or Brits – just that people were misbehaving this way in their country and ruining its reputation )

    • In the name of providing some comparison here are white Brits being “unwelcomed” in Spain a couple of days ago

      I could explain the difference in background between the two events, why the police have acted this way in each case, but it would fall short as the whole frame is different in each , and it would seem that I was being biased against the Spanish . So I will just let it stand as is, different countries, different background, and different groups, but same result.

      • Good! I hope the Spanish Police gave them a good hiding! They deserve it. I holiday in England these days-Cornwall Yorkshire well away from migrant towns and cities. UK is about to explode- believe me. I also do not go to Europe due to embarrassment caused by arrogant oafish tattooed British tourists.

        • It has become very difficult in places, a lot of local resentment, particularly in Spain. One part of Spanish society was happy to sell out the country at every opportunity, the other did not like the result. Basically very bad or incoherent policy decisions of the Spanish, who now both profit from foreign income (tourism is a very big slice of gdp) but compete with tourism ( property prices, local culture etc.) . The Spanish are not perfect but Brits completely ignore they are in a foreign country sometimes, hospitality has its limits. The traditional Spanish are kind sincere people, but there is corruption everywhere in office and business, and the country is chaotic for it.

      • The headline of the article is wrong. Why not “Shocking however-long-it-lasted-for scenes as English thugs and louts show their total disdain for all rules of civilised behaviour, doing this while guests in another country.” At least these Spanish police aren’t pc pansies wearing pink nail polisjh and red women’s shoes, as in London. Power to you, Spanish police.

        • Those were national police, they and the Guardia Civil are generally no-nonsense, whether people like that or not. They are also quite professional. The local police are often troublesome.

          Since after 2008, because of possible social tensions post gfc, the move has been towards low tolerance and heavier police presence, that goes for towards the Spanish as well as foreigners, so not to act towards British revelry would be taken as unfair by Spanish and cause resentment. All a bit chicken and egg. The country always seems to be teetering somewhere on the verge of a major crisis, but so far has muddled through.

        • Sorry, polish; and women’s red shoes. It ain’t the wommen that are red.

  2. The problem whites now have in Britain is that we are no longer allowed to reply publicly to these race bating immigrants who question our history for fear of arrest and being branded a racist nazi. This has given the left the upper hand and they will continue to call for our national monuments to be destroyed because it offends them.
    People like Tommy Robinson and in the past Nick Griffin are silenced with the press labeling them right wing thugs but allow the left wing thugs to have their say and antifa to riot.
    Seeing these photos above at the time of these riots reminded me of the riots in Lozells, Birmingham years ago where blacks looted and rioted but were never condemned because, yet again, it was put down to whites causing them problems and they were unemployed. Of course they were unemployed because most of them do not wish to work or they are drug dealers.

    This [ordure] has to stop. Again, peaceful protest is no longer working. Time for more stringent action.

    • Getting rid of May and voting for Anne Marie Waters of For Britain would be a good start.

  3. By the time of those riots I realized most of my family members are lost to political correctness and multiculti.

    I said as we watched the news that the police should just shoot to kill all of those useless thieves and, if needed, have the army to back them up. Apparently I’m a fascist…

  4. The essay makes use of the unexplained term “BAME”.

    An online search reveals that

    “BAME” (how pronounced?) is a Briticism meaning “Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (used to refer to members of non-white communities in the UK)”.

    But here, apparently, “Asian” is used in its British-press sense, as a euphemism for Muslim of Pakistan/India/Bangladesh (i.e., subcontinental) origin.

    BAME can be compared with the U.S. abbreviation NAM, for “Non-Asian minority”; see

    But in this American usage, “Asian” refers to people of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean origin, a grouping which does not even overlap (think Venn diagrams) with the people referred to as Asian in the UK press.

    There is a further classification of the people of the world into Ice People and Sun People, as explained in

    ““Ice People” refer[s] to those populations whose deep history took place in northern Eurasia, as contrasted with Sun People, whose remote ancestors evolved closer to the equator. In terms of race, Ice People are the whites of Europe and European settler nations, together with the East Asians of China, Japan, Mongolia, Siberia, and Korea. Sun People are the rest.”

    Thus, Asians in the UK sense are Sun People, while Asians in the U.S. sense are Ice People.

  5. It was reported that, during the riots, Tobacconists, pharmacists and shops selling electronic and computer equipment were the most looted while bookshops remained untouched.

    • We used to joke that if you wanted to say something to white people, and keep it secret from black people, you would have to print it in a book. Turned out, it was not a joke.

  6. “Afua Hirsch (born 12 June 1981) is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker.”

    The human rights is the contemporary main stream religion, which has been released by the free masonry to destroy Christ, and has for holy see the Strasbourg Court and other international organizations as the UNHCR. In their philanthropic philosophy there is no soul but just a body like animals, where everyone one shall be saved (even if death is the only thing which is guaranteed). According to Christ, there is no salvation in this life, the only possibility of salvation is in the afterlife: so it is a useless exercise to save today the migrant bodies (which will die just tomorrow), while not saving the soul. This new religion is more dangerous than Islam itself, in fact the raise of Islam in EU and part of the western world is just a CONSEQUENCE of this human rights religion.

      • why would you save a person who put himself into danger crossing the sea at his own risks, while he has to die one day soon or later, but for sure ? Why all this missions by NGOs to save Africa people and 3rd world countries, while we all have to die one day ? This kind of philosophy is philanthropy or human rights religion which is today considered the moral standard by IMF (who destroyed countries like South Africa on the same principles that they were violating human rights). Today, life is considered as the only thing that matters, because western world does not believe in god, so there is nothing more than this life in our mind. Look at all these activists where do they come from ? The human rights religion, don’t you get it ?

        • I see what you are saying. Add to that that creation of a right implies governance (to uphold it), that means reliance on being governed, having choices made for you, by force if necessary.

          On the other hand it can be argued that life is all we have at this moment, all that others have. That does not deny the possibility of salvation as you describe it. So it would make sense to protect and cherish that life as best as possible.

          I happen to think a lot of rights talk is very corrupt or corrupting, principally because it detracts from own ability to experience and decide. That sort of dehumanises people, puts own responsibility into the hands of others, we become mechanical and pc without experiencing the greater depth of reasoning in person. Such authorities hope to eliminate the events that try people, manage the all for better of all.

          Maybe they are sitting on someone else’s throne in the process though, inadvertently or on purpose.

          Custom has existed since prehistory, so the current rights laws are something of an extension of that, maybe the main difference being that custom is organic and lasts till of no use, whereas rights law is much more top down and managerial, sometimes very synthetic. Original rights laws (say US constitution) were quite simple and designed to combat known threats by the governance of the time, but we have gone way past those humble beginnings now.

        • I think it’s fairly specious to try to derive a rationale for self-preservation from the existence of religion or from the absence of religion.

          The fact is, there is a multi-cultural perspective which affects, or should affect, our view of the ideal form of government.

          The new fact, for which we have long-term, robust, scientific evidence, is that peoples characteristics, including and especially intelligence, are determined by genetics. Also, different peoples from different environments, are not the same. So, there are peoples for whom the US Constitution and its perspective on liberties are simply not appropriate. Similarly, there are peoples for whom the assumption of individual conscience and moral self-control are not appropriate.

          Do we consider the fate of other peoples from the perspective of a universal humanity, or from the perspective of our own survival? Are we really committing an evil act by putting our own survival first and foremost? As an example, our own survival dictates that we forbid the embarking of boat people at all costs. Let’s say, we turn away the barges sponsored by the people smugglers, and a few hundred drown. Say, this happens two or three times.

          The net result would be that the total number drowned would be far less than the number of people killed in the Trade Center attack, a result of criminal negligence on the part of the Clinton/Bush State Department. But, the result would also be that the sea route for migrants would dry up, and the many thousands who would otherwise drown, would continue to live. The main difference is that the few hundred who drowned would be on TV, while the thousands who drown do so out of sight and anonymously.

          So, the case could be made that pursuing your own interests is actually the best for all concerned.

          In any case, once you concede that peoples are different, and that the differences are not susceptible to change through education or experience, it becomes obvious that to preserve a particular culture, such as European or American, migration must be severely limited or stopped altogether.

          So, moral considerations aside, how you deal with boat people who put themselves in danger is a matter of self-preservation for yourself, like the World War II commanders who decided to firebomb cities, or to drop nuclear bombs on cities. Today, we know the war probably could have been won without these actions, but the fact remains, sometimes you have to be willing to commit atrocities to preserve your own country and people.

  7. “It was reported that, during the riots , Tobacconist , pharmacist and shops selling electronic and computer equipment were the most looted while bookshops were untouched” You left out liqueur stores.

  8. The Brits, like the other West Europe countries, made the mistake of allowing in populations that were not only low in IQ and working skills, but were accustomed to external controls rather than internal. In other words, a tribe member who violates the mores of the tribe is killed without much ado; in the West, the primary control on the behavior of individuals is simply social pressure and individual conscience. Individual conscience is missing in peoples accustomed to stringent external control.

    A huge problem is, once you mix peoples with internal and external locus of control, the people with the external locus of control have a distinct advantage. They can get away with more, use more resources, without consequence. This means that the people without conscience can grab more for themselves than the people with a conscience are willing to do. But, there is no penalty for grabbing all you can.

    I’m describing a variant of the tragedy of the commons, of course, a well-known economic phenomenon.

    The price that will have to be paid by the Europeans for their error is likely the loss of a significant piece of each country, due to the necessity for partition. The solution of returning all non-European immigrants and immigrant descendants is simply unrealistic. You’ll more likely see a partition of the India-Pakistan variety, but with the benefit of hindsight, the separation of populations will be more complete. The Hindus remaining in Pakistan accepted the propaganda that they would be treated as citizens, a mistake which is by now tragically obvious.

  9. Just to the left of Nelson’s Column, out of shot here, is the statue of General Sir Charles Napier, who was a soldier and colonial administrator in British India, ie the kind of person one would expect Afua Hirsch to dislike.

    However, when Napier was governor of (if I recall correctly) the province of Sindh, now in Pakistan, some Hindu priests complained that the British had banned the practice of sattee, which was their custom. He said he too had a custom: “If any man here burns a widow alive, I will hang him; so build your pyre, and I will build my gallows next to it”.

    I’m not excusing colonialism, but we could use some Napiers now to deal with FGM, forced/child marriage etc in supposedly “civilised” Western countries.

    Apologies to those who know this story already, but there will be others who don’t.

  10. Just looked at Afua Hirsch’s Facebook page. It is the same old anti-British tripe and drivel we get from every leftist Guardianista. When she isn’t race baiting and grievance mongering, insisting that we take down any statue that she considers imperialist or waycist, she is berating our country in the time-honoured leftist fashion by misrepresenting our history and falsifying our past. For instance, she bangs on about slavery yet ignores the fact that it was outlawed in the British Empire from 1834 while it still continues today in East Africa and many islamic countries. She appeared on BBC Question Time a little while back using it as a platform from which to smear President Trump, which is scandalous. Why should a hard left anti-British race baiter receive time on a high profile UK television programme when people like Paul Weston and Anne-Marie Waters are persistently blackballed?

    • “Why should a hard left anti-British race baiter receive time on a high profile UK television programme when people like Paul Weston and Anne-Marie Waters are persistently blackballed?”

      Interesting question.

      Consider this possibility. The highly-paid, mediocre, publicly-funded producers of the BBC understand the broad, easy-to-mouth slogans of the cultural Marxists, while they don’t comprehend the more nuanced, logical arguments of people like Weston. The mediocrities also don’t have enough confidence in their own mental abilities to engage on unfamiliar, intellectual ground, so their strategy is to simply squeeze out unfamiliar ideas. Their lack of confidence in their own abilities is quite justified, by the way.

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