houseman wrote:You make some very pertinent points, Troyan. The one I find most disturbing is the head-in-the-sand approach which is akin to putting a tight lid on a boiling pot: it works for a short while but the result is severely messy; better turn down the gas and let it simmer (then off altogether).
On the "racism" front, many ordinary people (of whichI count myself one) are indeed fed up with the way it has been increasingly used as a red herring by people with, shall we say dubious motives, from PC public servants to career criminals. My feeling is that in time this will discredit itself, and the term will revert to its proper, limited, use and context. Whether by that time some kind of fascism will have overtaken us is open to question. I hope not in my lifetime.
It is a dubious card........my experiences in life as follows, I married a foreigner and have had an African girlfriend, my immediate family has two more interracial marriages to black women. My experience of eastern Asians is noting but positive, I work with foreigners from all over the world, mainly Eastern Europeans and Indians who are a delight to work with and be around........then there is Islam.
I had never really researched Islam until the wave of crime and violence came to the fore in Sweden and Germany which is not reported in the UK and the effects it may have had in Bulgaria as the immigration crisis developed.......and was horrified I was so completely uninformed about Islam.
I also believe the opposite about the false flag events attributed to ISIS, I think most of them including Nice and very obviously Boston were hoaxes........thats another story
I believe Mrs Merkels and the Swedish Governments insanity will give Europe a short sharp lesson in how not to import Islam,and how not to deal with refugees... ultimately the people will vote the PC gang out.....If you really assess Brexit that was the real issue.
As Mat states it is everything to do with racism.......thats what Northern Europe is up against...denial.......the Islamic ideology and trouble it is now causing in Europe has nothing to do with racism....study it, research it.
The PC brigade spent decades on anti semitism and guess what all the Jews are leaving Malmo due to oppression....PC gone full circle.....they now preach against anti Islam