This piece has grown a bit stale, though remains digestible for those able to laugh it down. In it, Nigel Farage suggests scuttling certain planks of the British civil rights(sic) apparatus. Specifically non-discrimination regulations in the workplace. This because post-human Brit-bots simply aren’t programmed for racial recognition. That is to say, they’re color-blind conservatives.
The functional undercurrents of this position are good for a morbid chuckle. Farage is attempting to help the indigenous people of his island by advancing their rights of free association and, by extension, rights to not to associate with myriad colonists. But he realizes those white natives certainly won’t countenance overt advocacy of their interests and so must actually be tricked into abiding them. It’s like trying to secret an antibiotic pill into sick fido’s dog food. The wary beast is just smart enough to detect your aid, and just dumb enough to reject it. And that’s where Nigel puts the fun in political funambulism.
Nigel Farage has sparked another race row by saying that legislation preventing racial discrimination in the workplace should be scrapped because it is out of date.
The Ukip leader said laws barring discrimination on grounds of nationality or race were not required because race is no longer a significant issue in modern Britain.
“I would argue that the law does need changing, and that if an employer wishes to choose, or you can use the word ‘discriminate’ if you want to, but wishes to choose to employ a British-born person, they should be allowed to do so,” he said. “I think you should be able to choose on the basis of nationality, yes. I do.” Asked specifically if Ukip would retain laws against discrimination on the grounds of race or colour, he replied: “No, because … we as a party are colour-blind.”
Well alright then. Now I am capable of producing eidetic mental imagery of eight dimensional sentient xenofungus on the flatulence planet Ishtar. But my imagination is insufficient to conjur the scenario of a prominent American politician actually promoting the revocation of Saint Michael King’s civil rights edifice. It’s a bold position, and one he’ll have to deploy remarkable sleight-of-tongue in concealing from whites ever vigilant against any hint of self-interest.
Wait, are you trying to say that we British should be free to hire our own kind here on our own island?
Only if you’re going to be totally non-racist about it. And that’s no problem because we don’t see race. I’m looking at you right now and have no idea what color you are. That’s how much we don’t see race. Get it? (WINK, WINK)
Well alright, as long as you swear this won’t actually accrue to our benefit. We’ll be watching to make sure it doesn’t.
You have my word. Consider me as hostile to your welfare as the neighborhood rabbi..
Last night Mr Farage came under fire but stood by his remarks for a Channel 4 documentary, Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True, to be shown next Thursday.
He claimed that 50 years of legislation banning discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity or nationality had led to serious and unwanted consequences.
Mr Farage also argued that employers should now be free to discriminate in favour of British-born workers because racial discrimination no longer takes place in the UK.
If we’d sat here 40 years ago, having this conversation, your point [on the need for laws preventing racial discrimination in the jobs market] would probably have been valid. I don’t think it is today,” he told Trevor Phillips, the interviewer.
“I don’t think, if I talked to my children – I mean, I don’t actually, but if I did talk to my children about the question of race, they wouldn’t know what I was talking about.”
Father what is this ‘race’ word of which you speak?
Sometimes we really need to pause and admire the sacrifice that rare politicians make on our behalf. I dont know that I could bring myself to mouth such humiliating drivel without at least a tincture of sarcasm.
Mr Farage’s assertion that racism is no longer a problem in the UK employment market appears to conflict with figures from the House of Commons Library, which show that the number of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds who have been jobless for more than a year has risen by 49 per cent since the 2010 election.
Shiftless blacks remain unemployable on seven continents. Ergo British racism, QE fucking D.
In the interview Mr Farage told Mr Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission: “I think the employer should be much freer to make decisions on who she or he employs. I think the situation that we now have, where an employer is not allowed to choose between a British-born person and somebody from Poland, is a ludicrous state of affairs. I think that we have taken our relationship with Europe to a level that, frankly, has gone against common sense, and certainly against self-interest.”
A Ukip spokesman said: “We don’t think there’s anything controversial in what Nigel has said, at least not [for] the vast majority of the country.” He said Mr Farage had got on very well with Mr Phillips and the two men were sympathetic to each other’s views on equalities legislation.
He is explaining to the black Guyanese Phillips that Brits should be free to not hire Poles. Are there any Chinese in the audience jotting this down for a mirthful expansion on the museum exhibit? Poor Farage, trying to cram the pill down the dog’s throat before it can gag it up.
But Sadiq Khan, the shadow Justice Secretary, said: “This is one of the most shocking things I have ever heard from a mainstream politician and demonstrates breathtaking ignorance. We have made huge progress on tackling racial inequality and discrimination in this country, partly because of Labour’s strong anti-discrimination laws, but things are still far from perfect.”
Mr Khan added: “When my parents moved to London they frequently saw signs saying “no blacks, no dogs, no Irish”; what Ukip is suggesting would take us back to those days.”
Exactly. Can you imagine a London without blacks? I mean your parents certainly could, but I’m talking to you, bigot. You don’t want to go back to those bad old days, do you? For God’s sake, at least consider the Irish dogs.
Sunder Katwala, director of the British Future think-tank, described Mr Farage’s comments as “quite a throwback”. He said: “We can debate the content of anti-discrimination legislation, but there is a strong consensus that if you believe in equal opportunities then that means anti-discrimination legislation.”
I don’t dispute that there is a strong consensus for ‘anti-discrimination legislation’ among men named Sunder Katwala. And that’s quite the point, really. Once a country imports a sufficient number of Katwalas, discrimination suddenly appears and Poles become the problem.
It’s a phenomenon Poland might want to take a lesson from.