and the left liberals are cannibalizing one another over Rotherham.
Calling it: The Guardian is finished. This is the turning point.
Bastion of British nuttery is past it, print circulation is down, this is the start of the downward spiral.
What they seem to forget are their demographics. All of their fucking around free love means the middle-aged and Baby Boomers who make up the core readers have children who, thanks to their parent’s belief system, are probably left in the care of many Muslim males without supervision. Parental instinct can occur in the Left, too, they aren’t complete traitors to their nature.
Article 1/2 – reading it in full so you don’t have to.
They banned so many comments. Can you blame them with ‘writing’ like this?
But can it really be true – as the tabloids and the right robustly claim – that a significant contributor truly was political correctness; the fear of officials that by intervening appropriately in cases where the suspects were Pakistani Muslims, they themselves would be castigated as racist? If it is, it is outrageous. [DS: withering look] It is also ludicrous.
Political correctness – if we are to persist with that hackneyed term – required members of a diverse society to accord to others the level of dignity they would want for themselves.
No. Special legal status.
The right conflated its meaning so as to describe any prescription on its behaviour that it didn’t like. Everything, from the description of coffee to adoption policy, became “political correctness gone mad”. Perhaps the idea was to discredit the concept by hoisting it into the realm of absurdity. But even then, the concept never, ever required anyone to turn a blind eye to the mass abuse of the vulnerable by criminals.
Hate speech imprisonment. Dunno before then.
And anyway, to do so on grounds of political correctness would never have made sense.
Higher paid jobs than private sector and gold-plated pensions.
If a backlash was feared, where would it have come from? There is no minority lobby for criminals and paedophiles.
Rotherham has been a Labour stronghold the entire time. Paedophile Information Exchange, advocated by Labour.
…If senior managers truly encouraged their juniors to hold off in the name of political correctness, they took the path of least resistance and should be brought to book. But that would have been such a mass dereliction of duty that I’m loth to believe it happened on such a scale. I know that if called to account, I’d much prefer to say, “I wanted to intervene but was terrified by political correctness”, than “I messed up”, “I didn’t think it was that serious” or “I couldn’t be bothered”.
I agree with the bolded.
So PC DOES exist, as an excuse for criminal behaviour, but only for the Left when they fuck up?
In no other sphere does PC and its terrors prevent the authorities taking action against minorities.
Proof? How would you know?
We’re over-represented in courts and prisons at one end of the social scale, overdisciplined and marginalised in the professions at the other.
Do you behave differently to deserve that? More crime and misconduct, for example?
If it is true that political correctness prevented the authorities from using their powers against minorities for fear of giving offence, that’s a scandal. It would also be a first.
The first to break – of many. The seal is broken, the fruits of multiculturalism aren’t going back in the can.
Here’s the second, by a white guy; http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/29/rotherham-pc-gone-mad-defence-racism-contempt-pakistani-heritage Should be fun.
Political correctness used to be a joke.
…Whatever its origins, not many are laughing now.
Is that…? Is that what I think it is? Is that a child rape joke?
The Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan – said to be the intellectual guru to Ukip’s Douglas Carswell – argued that “these children were victims of ‘anti-racism’”.
No comment from Unite Against Fascism’s thugs.
He recounts a personal story seeing natives grieving pelted by “Asians” where the police did nothing and cannot connect the dots across the country. Normally I’d click close at this point because he’s obviously a no-hoper working for them, he denies it when he sees it with his own eyes.
One officer told those who’d been hit he’d like to go after the offenders but he couldn’t: “It’s the Human Rights Act.”
That sounds laughable now [no], so obviously an excuse for inaction. But I’d go further. In a subtle way, such a claim – and indeed similar invocations of political correctness – represent a kind of racism. For what is being implied when a council or police force say they cannot stop a ring of men raping children? It is that there is a class of people who are different from the rest, a category that sits somehow outside, if not above, the law because of their race. [in opposition to the Equality Act section on race] That was the message of the policeman who told that frightened group [of pensioners] in east London that his hands were tied: the usual laws don’t apply to that lot.
It’s…. it’s ALIVE!!!!!
At the very least, the effect of such talk is racially divisive. [close enough to hate speech] It pits one group against another. It says to white people in Rotherham: “We’ll come after you, but we can’t go after them. Thanks to the PC brigade, that lot are untouchable. They are different.” So in reaching for a handy excuse for their own incompetence, the authorities of Rotherham have sprinkled petrol onto an already incendiary situation.
No, the Muslim rapists did that bit with the petrol, that wasn’t funny or clever. Back to 0 points.
If that’s what they believed, that only makes it worse.
For what low opinion must you have of those of Pakistani heritage to think that they, or Muslims more widely, would be offended by the prospect of violent paedophiles facing justice for their crimes? Posing as cultural sensitivity, such a concern betrays contempt: by presuming they would stand by the abusers and torturers in their midst it damns an entire community for the vile behaviour of a few.
You know, there are some real victims just over here if you’ll only turn your head. Real victims > imagined ones. Forget it, he’s a braindead Zombie.
…cast a large, disparate cluster of communities as some kind of single, seething mass ready to turn violent at the slightest provocation.
You seem to have put a lot of thought into that. Have you read the Koran? Or just watch the news lately?
Our starting assumption should be not that the overwhelming majority will be offended by action against the beheaders and child abusers, but that they will welcome it. To presume otherwise is guilt by association, and the laziest form of prejudice.
Where are the protests? They knocked one together about Gaza, not a single group of them against this? What may we assume from that omission? Palestinian possible victims > English actual victims, to them.
…including the insinuation that “everybody with brown skin is a suicide bomber or closet rapist”.
Hello Mr Scarecrow! Oh wait, it’s a vacant straw man.
That’s not just political correctness gone mad. That’s political correctness gone racist.
I shall leave you with this jovial tune on my lips;