An Appalling Example of Prejudice – but whose?
Here is an example of how we unthinkingly betray our children:
This betrayal takes place at the end of a cause and effect sequence that for the most part involves unwitting actors; teachers, education bureaucrats, useful-idiot politicians and the activists formerly known as journalists. However, in contrast to the above litany of dupes, the intelligence behind this betrayal is very strongly focussed on the final effect. As we shall see.
The story starts with a small image of a golliwog, as just one part of a mural which depicts a childhood scene. It was painted over 80 years ago within an Edinburgh primary school and at that time such a rag doll was a nursery commonplace. The mural is a competent work of some artistic merit, proof of which was its receipt of a recent grant for restoration. The golliwog in question is not in chains nor being whuppt by his massa, or in any other way singled out and mistreated by his whiter doll companions; indeed, the image is one of inclusion, a much-favoured goal of education, except when it clashes with the real agenda – as it does here. I know nothing of the artist, but having personally seen the mural I feel secure in affirming that his intent was just to make a cheerful picture for the pupils. And this is what it did for 80 years, unthinkingly.
And then, funnily enough, following on from the weaponisation of racial sensitivities, about five years ago, a female person of colour (yes, a woman – who would’ve guessed?) suddenly found themselves offended by this little figure and naturally called the police – yes, they actually called the police. Although not of the same race as the golliwog, which as a cloth doll does not actually have a race, nevertheless, we can only imagine the extent of her panic and deep trauma in facing alone this terrifying vision of White racial hatred. Luckily, this is the one –the only one! – issue to which the police respond with alacrity and thoroughness. A full investigation took place; or rather, a ‘fool investigation took place’. Unfortunately the culprit artist-bigot had already escaped to the Land of the Leal and, unable to pursue him there and there being no statue to destroy, the poor victim had to be consoled by police chiefs and education chiefs jointly taking the knee before black power and apologising for any offence, etc., etc. You know how this goes, as you hear it every day.
This incident (for want of a better word) took place in what were the early, innocent days of race hustle in Scotland and the issue seemed to slip away. Seemed to; for as we are now finding out, this issue will never leave us –not until we are gone.
Everyone who read of this story at the time understood that the golliwog was just an image that had no intention of demeaning anyone, and actually, honestly, didn’t. They understood that, although context and intent matters in issues of interpretation, they did not matter to the complainer. For she was not actually offended, she was the offender.
Located in her personal psychology of inferiority, she was needful of some way of striking back against White Scotland, as a sort of perverse thank you for her better life here. Her defining quality was resentment and it found its means of revenge in the legislation designed to achieve this end. Arguably, she was among the first race hustlers to cross the line into absurdity.
However, an important point was demonstrated by this event to all other potential race hustlers and random malcontents, and to their puppet-masters, that their society killing infection had taken hold and that institutions nominally charged with defending culture could be ‘turned around’ and used to destroy it; as if a kind of auto-immune disease. Whitey was weak and on the run.
And so, fast forward to the current iteration of racewar which, while we were not looking, became embedded in your primary school. This justifies my commenting on it – to which subject, the context hopefully having now being created, I will return in the next post.
What think ye?