Archive for the ‘bollocks’ Category

Racism is alive and well in England

August 13, 2011

David Starkey appeared on Newsnight recently to lay the blame for the riots that swept the country solely at the door of black culture. His argument that “whites have become blacks” is not only pathetic, but blatantly racist. He has made the mistake that a lot of white people in England have done this week. Falling into the default position of blaming black people for society’s ills. How easy and comfortable it is for these people to point fingers at their bogeyman of choice. I found Starkey’s comments to be highly offensive. To equate black culture with criminality, negativity and savagery makes my blood boil.

There were plenty of white people involved in the rioting up and down the country. Yet, no one appears to have noticed. It’s proof for me that racism lives a healthy life amongst many in England. Black culture is not the root cause of the riots. In fact, it has nothing to do with it at all. It’s pathetic of Starkey and Daily Mirror columnist, Paul Routledge, to accuse rap music of being the instigator of rioting. How many rap songs have they listened to? Some rap music may talk about killing and violence, but the vast majority of it is about materialism. That is what the riots were really about. Thousands of people looting stores so they can get their share. Yes, it is wrong to want something without working hard for it, but it is an issue that is pervasive in our society as a whole. Many people from all backgrounds are more concerned about materialistic gain than anything else. You see it all around you everyday.

I’m tired of the racist rantings of wankers like Starkey and numerous others that have called into radio phone ins this week or written column inches. I feel as if I’ve time traveled back to the 80s. It’s amazing to me how white people can see an angry black face and become so fearful. It says more about their own prejudice when they react in such fashion. Black people have made numerous positive contributions to this country. Yet, why should I or any other black person have to keep making such a statement? Why must we always convince people of all the good we’ve done when it’s not a requirement for whites or any other race. We’re always held to a higher standard and treated with the greatest disdain. If it makes Starkey feel better to believe his line of bullshit, so be it, but it worries me how his point of view appears to be growing.

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The Return of the Tories

May 12, 2010

They’re back! The old etonians have taken over the asylum. Welcome back?  I think not. I consider this ‘historic’ moment a sad day in Britain. Having grown up under Thatcher and her cronies from ’79 to ’97, I truly dread the Conservatives taking back control of this country. The only saving grace is that the coalition with the Lib Dems has clipped their wings….for now.

David Cameron is now the 19th Prime Minister to hail from Eton. Says it all really. Despite his claims of modernisation of the tories, they are still a middle and upper class group who despise the working class people of this country. They also loath the NHS and would surely love to dismantle it. They’re the party whose members were born with silver spoons in their mouths. As for Nick Clegg, he’s cut from the same cloth. Just another toff. Classless soicety? My…there’s goes a pig flying by my window.

The Lib Dems should adopt the Beach Boys song ‘Wipeout’ because that’s what will happen to their MP’s at the next election. And we won’t have five years to wait for that. I reckon by 2012 we’ll be trudging back to the polls. In the meantime, God help us all!

Easter egg goodness

April 1, 2010

Ahh! The joys of Easter are upon us once again. I love this time of year. For many people, it’s a time to reflect on the sacrifice Jesus gave when he died on the cross for the sins of many. For others, it’s a time to pig out on lots of chocolate easter eggs.

I fall into the latter category. Well I had planned on chowing down on a nice Rolo egg, but alas I’ve been sworn off sugar for the next month due to  dietary reasons. It’s so frustrating as this is the first Easter I’ve spent in the UK since 2001. During my absence I’ve had egg parcels sent to me by friends and family or paying exorbitant prices for imported eggs.

I’ve dreamt of this moment for nearly ten years and now it’s all been scuppered. Damn you sugar gods. Damn you all to hell!!!!

Worst. Site. Ever

March 7, 2010

Worst website that I’ve come across must surely go to Havenworks. It’s a complete and utter mess. Cluttered from top to bottom with various news stories mainly from the political sphere.

The biggest problem other than all the stories crammed onto the one page; is just how long the page itself is. It will take days just to scroll down to see to view other content. There is absolutely no way anybody would spend the time doing that.

The design of the site is also very unfriendly to the eye. There’s just too much information on screen to comprehend. The whole point of having a website, especially one that has political news, is for it to be user friendly. Make it easier for users to find the stories of interest or something specific. It’s of no use to anyone in its present guise.

This website pretty much sums up the current political malaise in Washington D.C. Looking at this site is bad for your health. I started to feel ill. So to our American cousins, make sure you’re health insurance is valid and up to date. You may just need it after visiting this site.

A Celebration of Mediocrity

February 17, 2010

The Brit Awards. What a load of old shit!

That is all.