Monday, June 02, 2008

Is there anyone more vacuous than Yasmin Alibhai-Brown?

Well, apart from Polly Toynbee, obviously.

Iain Dale wrote this earlier today, highlighting an article by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown here.

Firstly I echo all of Iain's criticism of the article, its just that he does not go anything like far enough. For example, Yasmin Vacuous writes:
The sun now rises on the right and those of us on the other side are left despondent as we anticipate a prolonged winter of discontent.
Good. Your useless, and so for that matter is Labour.
We, who believe in fairness, equality, human rights and universal justice, are of no consequence.
What are you talking about? Us on the right believe in the same things, and the polls clearly do not show us Conservatives as of no consequence. We believe in those things, we just profoundly disagree about the lefts way of trying to bring them about.
Local election results show the country lurching right, in some parts even embracing the BNP. Instead of condemning the scum, Britons are instructed to "understand" why these voters are "driven" to vote for neo-Nazis. We are simultaneously warned to show no such understanding of young Muslims who are seduced by hate-filled Imams.
Sorry, is she saying that people who vote BNP are scum? I seldom find it helpful to call voters scum, besides which, most of those voters used to vote Labour. As for young Muslims being enticed my "hate preachers" and not "understanding them" I think Yasmin would be on a somewhat less sticky wicket if these hate preaching Imams were standing for election and all the young Muslims were voting for them, rather than being engaged in "other activities".

With regret however Yasmin does go on...
The coup was complete when Boris took over our London, world city, colourful home of mavericks, revolutionaries and monarchs, radicals and cultural conformists, money makers and penniless refugees, the hopeless and hopeful.
Coup? I thought it was an election, in which Ken Livingstone got more votes than he ever has in the past. Still, I stand corrected. When Conservatives win it's a coup and when Labour win its a democracy, at least on planet Yasmin.
And so power inexorably shifts towards authoritarianism, new imperial arrogance and design (bafflingly known as "liberal intervention"), fundamentalist Christian revivalism, enforced assimilation ("You WILL love and only ever praise this country"), racism and cultural protectionism, Anglo-Saxon privilege and unregulated capitalism which creates both appalling levels of wealth and poverty.
Authoritarianism? Where has Yasmin been these last 11 years? Has she not seen the constant erosion of our liberties in favour of the power of the state? What is this about a new imperial arrogance and fundamentalist Christian revival? Where is the problem with assimilation? We are not saying that we expect every immigrant family to start having Sunday roasts, but we and indeed the race relations industry have recognised that separate communities is bad for society.

And Yasmin goes on..
Banging up suspect terrorists for forty two days in detention without charge is exactly that kind of Big Boy gesture that reveals wobbly conviction, shaky commitment to those principles that make this nation a free and great democracy.
But is still incapable of working out who the authoritarians are!
Almost more depressing is the sight of black and Asian Britons following the wind blowing the Tories to victory. Boris has recruited Afro Caribbean "leaders" who believe in physical chastisement and smart young Asians who deny the existence of racism and want an end to political correctness. The more old-fashioned Uncle Toms and their female equivalents are now expediently making themselves known to the Tories and right-wing think tanks.
Anyone who disagrees with Yasmin the racist twit about politics and has colour in their skin is an uncle Tom? It is depressing to read such disgraceful nonsense.
To see such enthusiasm for a party whose members have always opposed our presence on these shores was a wake-up slap. All over now. The right has crushed the left.
By the time our time comes around again, I will be pushing up the daisies or dancing half naked in some home for sufferers of senile dementia, a blessing perhaps, to be lost in irreversible lunacy and never again to care about what happens to politics.
Well having read such rubbish as that, all I can say is fantastic.

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