Being racist is somewhere between just being human – noting differences between groups of human beings – and being a vile little bastard – let’s string up the darkies/Jews/honkies just because they’re from a different group of human beings.
Antiracism varies from being an odd concept – a denial that there are even groups of human beings – and an entirely just and righteous insistence that we must discriminate between individuals when deciding who to string up. Maybe not even kiddie fiddlers, definitely politicians, but still it must be individual, not group, guilt that must be proven.
And then we get peak antiracism:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Then, advertising specifically targeted at racists. Leave.EU paid for Facebook adverts targeted at supporters of the National Front, the BNP, Britain First and the EDL. The number of recorded hate crimes in England and Wales spiked after the Brexit referendum. The Home Office specifically mentions the increase in xenophobic hate crimes. [/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We already know that Leave.EU was involved in illegal election activity, but this is a whole new level of wickedness. In any sane country this would be a national scandal and we’d be putting heads on spikes.[/perfectpullquote]
Sure the National Front and BNP are vile little bastards. I’ve even worked in a political party which spent much time making sure that those who had belonged to such didn’t get to join us.
But look at what the insistence there is. There’s something wrong with trying to persuade people not to vote for the National Front, BNP, Britain First….that’s gotta be peak antiracism.
Up next, Labour Party castigated for trying to persuade people not to support the Tories. Because that would mean political advertising to those who might vote Tory.