"Racist" Hysteria

I cross ocean poor and broke
Take bus, see employment folk.
Nice man treat me good in there.
Say I need to see welfare.
Welfare say, “You come no more,
We send cash right to your door.”
Write to your friends in motherland.
Tell them, “Come fast as you can.”
They come in turbans and Ford trucks.
I buy big house with welfare bucks!
Britain crazy! They pay all year,
To keep welfare running here.
We think UK darn good place.
Too darn good for the white man race!
If they no like us, they can scram.
Got lots of room in Pakistan!

Conservative Councillor Ellenor Bland gets the SACK for forwarding this email. The most evil and shocking part was perhaps the title "“P*** off — we’re full”. How racist!

This poem did indeed pick on the Pakistiani immigrants for it's humour. Maybe the poem writer should have chosen a white nationality. This would have elicited a bit of hooha no doubt in this era of multi-cultural cess pit we find ourselves in. But not the sack.

For fucksake. She's gets the sack for sending out a crass email with lazy Pakistani immigrants as the butt of the joke, and she gets FIRED? I just don't get it. Why do Pakistani immigrants get special treatment as a subject of derision? Would it be the same for French, Welsh, German?

Perhaps next time try American immigrants. Safe bet yeah? If this was about American immigrants she would have probably been promoted by the no-bollocks busy-bodies in charge.

Update: Pub Philosopher explains himself much better than me with his post Ellenor Bland's rhyme. That's what many years of experience gives you!

15 Responses to “"Racist" Hysteria”

  1. # Blogger Stuey

    Do me a favour : "Soon we own the neighbourhood ... We have hobby, it's called breeding. Welfare pay for baby feeding." that's not racist? Nonsense.  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Why is it racist?

    The same could be said for "white trash". Is it racist because the subject are brown skinned?

    There's certainly a gheotised white underclass in this country, that do have more children than the wealthy, that do live off benefits. Does that make me a racist? Of course not.

    Lame, lame, lame.  

  3. # Anonymous alison

    "Soon we own the neighbourhood ... We have hobby, it's called breeding. Welfare pay for baby feeding."

    could apply to any dole scroungers. including whites. i suppose if harry enfield had sent up 'brown' people in his Slobs sketch that would be 'racist' too. Get over it.  

  4. # Anonymous Father Christmas

    Is it racist because the subject are brown skinned?

    No. It would be racist if it was about white-skinned Americans too. But there's the rub: it is pretty much never about white-skinned Americans.

    I just don't get it.

    And that's because you, sir, are yourself a racist, and this is a racist blog.

    Good day.  

  5. # Blogger jonz

    It would be racist if it was about white-skinned Americans too.

    LOL! Riiiight.

    And that's because you, sir, are yourself a racist, and this is a racist blog.

    Well thanks for explaining that. Twat

    I am of course against racism. Thats why I do not support the BNP, and refuse to link to any BNP affiliated sites.

    I understand why you or any other high-pitched marxist twat face will say it's racism - because the subject of derision are brown skinned people, and hence a joke about a nationality regarding that is deemed racist, and ergo anybody, no, in fact, especially a Tory forwarding a poem about it must be sacked.

    If I were Pakistani I think I would feel offended by the poem.

    But should we really be shutting down debate and freedom of speech, the freedom to be offensive in fact, with shrill cries of racist scum! every time somebody says something offensive with regards to an "ethnic" culture?

    Surely if people's actions, councillors or members of parliament are deemed to be offensive to a group of people, shouldn't both sides be allowed to explain their feelings/actions, and apologise where neccessary?  

  6. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I think the poem is crap. I also think it is true, and reflects the widely-held conviction that welfare is the key driver of the kind of chain migration that is particularly prevalent in the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities who, remember, are the most 'marginalised' and have highest unemployment figures in all non-native communities - ergo, they proportionally claim more welfare.

    Should it become true of the Polish community, then I am sure the poem will be revived under a different name.

    Meanwhile, let's worry about whether it's wwaay-cist, Student Grant...  

  7. # Anonymous Anonymous

    sorry to say that i think racism itself has been re-written and that being the case the poem is racist.

    That said i think i understand what your saying about people being less sensitive about stuff, after all i dont get upset at being called a winging pomme, or a stuck up brit, i love taking the piss out of my paddy mates for being stupid but that doesent mean iu think they are, etc which is clearly as racist as anything mentioned in the poem.

    However that said its not the most intelligent of poems for any poloutical figure to be handing out.  

  8. # Anonymous Anonymous

    political figure even!  

  9. # Blogger jonz

    The real problem with people like you - "Father Christmas" - is that you and your type are ever so silent when the racists are brown skinned. Pakistani in fact.

    Shouldn't you be saving your shrill racist scum comments for those who barbarically torture and murder a 15 year old boy - because of who he is?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6123014.stm  

  10. # Blogger jonz

    However that said its not the most intelligent of poems for any poloutical figure to be handing out.

    Exactly. She was a stupid cow to be forwarding on a poem like that given her position. I fully back some sort of disciplinary procedure, just for her being so stupid.  

  11. # Anonymous Maggie

    "Exactly. She was a stupid cow to be forwarding on a poem like that given her position. I fully back some sort of disciplinary procedure, just for her being so stupid."

    Exactly...the poem was in bad taste, would you unless you were completely devoid of a brain send it on by email. I hope she is not representative of tory candidates as a whole...god help us..who do we ever vote for come the next election?  

  12. # Blogger The Bournemouth Nationalist

    "I buy big house with welfare bucks!"

    Bucks? I've never ever used that word in my life, well at least not beginning with a B.

    Did this poor attempt at ironic humour orginate somewhere across the atlantic perhaps?  

  13. # Anonymous Steve

    Jonz, is that a subtle way of calling me an Old Git?

    Thanks for the link anyway.  

  14. # Blogger Sir Percy

    I think that the Bournmouth Nationalist is on to something.

    I reckon that it's an Anglicised version of something that originated in the USA, probably referring to Mexicans.

    Most of the spelling etc. has been altered but there are still some remaining clues about its origin:

    Welfare cheques - more of an American phrase

    They come in turbans and Ford trucks. I buy big house with welfare bucks! - trucks, welfare, bucks, see above

    White guy - awful Americanism

    Aliens - not used in the UK although it is in the USA, e.g. Sting's "Englishman in New York" - "I'm an alien, an illegal alien, I'm an Englishman in New York"

    in the yard - we usually say back garden (down Sarf, anyway...)

    Substitute "Yucatan" for "Pakistan", "sombreros" for "turbans" and you're probably almost at the original.

    So the question remains. Why the fuck would anyone hoping to achieve high office think that this crap was worthy of repetition?

    Personally, I'm glad that the stupid cow has been caught out because she clearly doesn't have the mental capacity to do the job.  

  15. # Blogger jonz

    Jonz, is that a subtle way of calling me an Old Git?

    Hehe. Kinda ;) lol - in the nicest possible way

    I agree Sir Percy definitely sounds American in origin  

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