On advocating and apologising for racism, bigotry, hatred, violence…

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Charlottesville:

“In no way can we accept, apologize for, racism, bigotry, hatred, violence, and those kind of things that too often arise in our country.”

That’s the crux of what has just blown up in the US. Most people get it, including Sessions.

In no way can I accept… racism, bigotry, hatred, violence, and those kind of things that too often arise in comments and are excused and supported on this blog.

Those who continue to run agendas in support of racism, bigotry, hatred, violence, misogyny, racial intolerance, or any other divisive or provocative agendas beyond reasonable debate on political and social issues may have responsibilities imposed on them if they can’t take hints and act responsibly themselves.

12 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  August 17, 2017

    Some elements of the right in the US appear to be hell bent on celebrating all the worst aspects of white culture and history rather than focusing on the good things.

    I think this element of the white population doesn’t want to give up their perceived historically superior position in society. They don’t want to treat blacks and other groups as equals. They feel they are better as of right rather than by deed, instead of looking forward to the future they are clutching on to the past. If they continue to do this they will be left behind and become more embittered and less productive members of society.

  2. Trump is horrifyingly WYSIWYG. This is not what the MSM, much of the US and the more politic of nations expect from the leader of the Free World. A world where the tearing down of an obama framed nation seems to be occurring. They want Obama back. They want tweeted inclusivity, they want serenity, competency, liberal, we care about the opppressed, not the already rich.

    They do not want this orange skinned, concrete coiffed hair, loud mouthed, vulgar Trump.

    People want a leader that reflects them. Someone who represents their values and ideals. The people Trump represents are not the Press, the polite or the PC. Unfortunately for Trump, they’re the ones who interpret his every move. He’s embattled and it’s worse than watching a train wreck in progress. Who knows where it will end!

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  August 17, 2017

    Well said PG

  4. Gezza

     /  August 17, 2017

    Theresa May says Britain has taken action to ban Far Right groups & that she thinks it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn them whenever we hear them.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40948414

    • She knows the RIGHT things to say

    • Missy

       /  August 17, 2017

      Hopefully that will extend to far left groups like Antifa.

      • Missy

         /  August 17, 2017

        Antifa promote the use of violence against those they disagree with. The problem is that people like these throw around the word fascist without understanding it, and in their fight against it are the ones acting like the fascists.

        • “Hopefully that will extend to far left groups like Antifa”

          I think you are being optimistic in hoping for that, Missy, as your own reply implies. These people are in the same bed as the MSM so are always given a free pass. They think they have divine permission to act like savages in pursuit of what they perceive to be so far morally above everyone else’s beliefs that their disgusting behaviour is somehow justified.

          Given that you are absolutely right to assert that they are “the ones acting like the fascists”, and that they, and their supporter pals, abjectly fail to grasp this irony, one could be forgiven for thinking that the title of this post should refer to them.

          As for Theresa May, it is a pity she does not show the same antipathy towards those who really are destroying the lives of the people she is responsible for. As the frog said to the scorpion: “Will you promise not to kill me if I give you a free ride?” And we all know how that ended.

          The ‘Far Right’ that these Lefties constantly malign is much like the ‘Islamophobia’ that the Muslims constantly malign – largely the figment of some vested interest’s cynical imagination. If those screeching Lefty clowns were up against a real Far Right they would all be dead; along with the Muslims.

          The only reason the Lefties and the Muslims get away with their appalling behaviour is that the ordinary folk in the majority bend over backwards to try and see their viewpoints. Which is a great deal more than can be said for the other way round. But they should “beware the fury of the patient man”, as the saying goes, and ponder the last sentence in the previous paragraph.

          • Missy

             /  August 18, 2017

            “I think you are being optimistic in hoping for that…”

            I have been infected with Brexit optimism (despite media pessimism) and it is spreading. 😉

      • Gezza

         /  August 17, 2017

        Hard to say. So far it appears 8 people here don’t think much of her, but I don’t know how much that would drive her thinking on this matter. Makes sense to me that any organisation openly advocating &/or committing violence against another group should be receiving the same condemnation. Self-defence is one thing. Provoking violence is quite another.