Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Racist English

Gareth at the CEP has a round-up of blog reaction to an article by Guardian deputy comment editor Joseph “all white people are racist” Harker in which he disparaged the English white working class because of its pride in its national flag.

A quick google led to me a brief piece from Ligali (a “Pan African Human Rights Organisation that challenge the misrepresentation of African people and culture in the British media”) commending Mr Harker for an article in the New Nation in which he proclaimed he isn’t black but African. Proud African is good. Proud Englishman is bad.

This graphic can be found dotted around Ligali's website:

I’m sure Harker would approve. Notice how England is always singled out for unique opprobrium.

Following the recent local elections Ligali “felt it apt to reprint” Malcom X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech in which X threatened the use of violence to achieve black nationalist goals. Last year the organisation helped stir up animosity at the time of the Birmingham riots by calling on British (not English!) Africans to boycott Asian shops.

More recently it has been trying to muscle in on plans for the bicentennial commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act next year. I think we can guess at the carnival of whitey-bashing they hope to see. Mr Harker could cover it for the Guardian.


Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...

Um...isn't this sort of activity carried out by the BNP? It sounds to me as if these dudes are fomenting racial hatred?

Or am I completely off-beam here?

12:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a distasteful besmirching of the England flag. And constitutionally England does not even exist - so what it is doing to upset these racist idiots is hard to imagine.

But then most racists have low IQs.

3:35 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

It's little wonder that moonbat organisations like Ligali see England as an easy target for its vile prejudices when the government believes that only English children are in need of Britishness lessons.

6:23 pm  
Blogger Monkey On Crack said...

This grinning chinless scribblers' hate-filled bile-fuelled invective nearly made me bite through my tongue.

I suppose the liberals took it as a puppy tummy-tickle.

Proud to african? he should piss off and live there then.


2:43 am  

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