Ant Middleton forced to resign from chief cadet role over BLM tweet

Oh dear, none of my best friends are black or gay (as far as I know). Does this mean I am not an inveterate racist? Or am I racist because I don't have any gay black friends? This modern world of woke is so confusing. Especially as I haven't had the benefits of the latest Diversity Training, having retired six years and two days ago.

I'm led to believe that denying being racist proves that you are racist but also suffering from white fragility. It must be true, since a white liberal academic who is is now a wealthy 'race-grifting' author said it. She wholeheartedly admits to being racist and is unable to imagine anyone else who shares her skin colour being able to think differently to her. Since she's an academic, she's much more clever than the rest of us and we're all a) in denial, b) evil, and c) stupid.

It reminds me of the Life of Brian.Just substitute the word "racist" for "Messiah" and it all makes sense.

ARTHUR: Hail Messiah!
BRIAN: I'm not the Messiah!
ARTHUR: I say You are, Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.
FOLLOWERS: Hail Messiah!
BRIAN: I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand?! Honestly!
GIRL: Only the true Messiah denies His divinity.
BRIAN: What?! Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!
FOLLOWERS: He is! He is the Messiah!
BRIAN: Now, f*** off!
 
Oh dear, none of my best friends are black or gay (as far as I know). Does this mean I am not an inveterate racist? Or am I racist because I don't have any gay black friends? This modern world of woke is so confusing. Especially as I haven't had the benefits of the latest Diversity Training, having retired six years and two days ago.
I do not think you are racist or indeed homophobic.

I do however think you are permasending, Google mining prick.
 
Feel free to criticise them, but without deeming them all scum who should be shot. Explain what you disagree with about BLM. What you think they should do differently.

Go on - use all your best words.
Errrrrrm not be Marxists who would happily put us all to death?
 
All military - serving and ex - are scum. Utter filth. Drunks. Drug addicts. Violent. Criminals, including sexual crime. Broken marriages. Homeless beggars. Only capable of menial unskilled jobs because they have to be shouted at to work. Some are slightly better and you can allow them to shout at the lower filth and lead them by the nose. All have PTSD and are likely to go postal at the slightest thing. You cannot trust them with anything even slightly technical or challenging because they are just incapable of it.

Of course, none of that is true for every single person within the catch-all group of "military". It is absolutely true for a subset of that group in some way or another. It doesn't make the entire group worthy of tarring with the same brush. To do so would be the mark of a simpleton.
Not a credible analogy at all, and you know it. The purposes, aims and composition of the two organisations are apple/orange territory. BLM have a political base and intent; you would have been wiser to choose Provisional Sinn Fein for the comparison, where the finer points of individual and group identity could reasonably be discussed, along with their political ambitions (honest or otherwise). Individuals may find one or the other attractive enough in their aims to associate themselves, but that's a choice which marks them with the tar of the whole group and its known identity. As revolutionary socialists operating in some of the world's most enlightened democracies, I find both contemptible.
 

DITA

MIA
I tell you what.
I would like to sit down with you in a pleasant beer garden and discuss views over a pint... Some things and arguments, points of view just don't make the cut on a screen.
I imagine that in person you are quite a nice, articulate person, much like myself. Sometimes pixels are a hurdle rather than a help.

Aint that the truth.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
Not a credible analogy at all, and you know it. The purposes, aims and composition of the two organisations are apple/orange territory. BLM have a political base and intent; you would have been wiser to choose Provisional Sinn Fein for the comparison, where the finer points of individual and group identity could reasonably be discussed, along with their political ambitions (honest or otherwise). Individuals may find one or the other attractive enough in their aims to associate themselves, but that's a choice which marks them with the tar of the whole group and its known identity. As revolutionary socialists operating in some of the world's most enlightened democracies, I find both contemptible.
Perfectly credible. I chose not to damn a whole entity for the actions of a few which I find unacceptable.

Strange concept, but hey ho.
 
Perfectly credible. I chose not to damn a whole entity for the actions of a few which I find unacceptable.

Strange concept, but hey ho.
I too would not condemn, for instance, the Labour party or the US Republican party for the actions of a few of their members. I would condemn those groupings if their core beliefs were inimical to the core values of any democratically-constituted and ordered society. BLM fits that description. They can f right off.
 
It appears that I've kicked off this little argument, which to be fair to everyone who's commented has been rather good tempered and rational..
I can see where @The_Duke is coming from with his point of view on the matter, I understand his concerns where he has mentioned the media getting hold of comments.

But, the media are known for misquoting and taking things out of context. In this instance I stand by what I say about BLM, they are an Anarcho - Marxist organisation who want to overthrow the state, but are hiding behind a thin veneer of respectability by claiming to be anti racism. The vandalism of the Cenotaph and the toppling of statues in Bristol.. Is this the behaviour of normal rational people or the behaviour of feral Scum hiding behind an Anti Racism facade? A lot of those so called protesters were White, middle class, University students, quite frankly they wouldn't know what Racism was if it kicked them in the head!
 

TamH70

MIA
All military - serving and ex - are scum. Utter filth. Drunks. Drug addicts. Violent. Criminals, including sexual crime. Broken marriages. Homeless beggars. Only capable of menial unskilled jobs because they have to be shouted at to work. Some are slightly better and you can allow them to shout at the lower filth and lead them by the nose. All have PTSD and are likely to go postal at the slightest thing. You cannot trust them with anything even slightly technical or challenging because they are just incapable of it.

Of course, none of that is true for every single person within the catch-all group of "military". It is absolutely true for a subset of that group in some way or another. It doesn't make the entire group worthy of tarring with the same brush. To do so would be the mark of a simpleton.

Yeah, that would make sense. In an ideal world (which we do not live in, BTW).

But the BLM and their fellow travellers in Antifa, Extinction Rebellion and the Labour Pa... I mean the acceptable face of the British Communist Party say all of that stuff about us on a repeated basis, so out of your own words, they're simpletons.

So why try to defend them? Is it just a case of "don't mock the afflicted"? Or are you seriously suggesting that we have vile stuff slung at us en masse and just accept it? Vile stuff slung at us I may add by people who would happily cross the street to wee on you if you were on fire if not just flat out spitting in your face?

If so, then I just think that's odd.
 
All military - serving and ex - are scum. Utter filth. Drunks. Drug addicts. Violent. Criminals, including sexual crime. Broken marriages. Homeless beggars. Only capable of menial unskilled jobs because they have to be shouted at to work. Some are slightly better and you can allow them to shout at the lower filth and lead them by the nose. All have PTSD and are likely to go postal at the slightest thing. You cannot trust them with anything even slightly technical or challenging because they are just incapable of it.

Was that you last brief to your CO regarding your Company's manning?
 

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