Wednesday, December 27, 2006

And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ?

It's an article of faith on the political Left that saying bad things about asylum-seekers or immigrants will lead to racist attacks and murders. Yet the corollary to this theorem, that saying bad things about the natives will lead to attacks on them, is never put forward, despite the fact that saying bad things about the natives is more common, perfectly socially acceptable and actually state-sponsored. If you have a child in secondary school, take a look at their history texts. It's not getting better, either.

Brutal aspects of British rule in India during the 20th century will feature in a syllabus approved for secondary schools in England today.

Pupils aged 11 to 14 will study events like the Amritsar massacre when hundreds of protesters were killed by British troops.


I don't imagine Cawnpore, when hundreds of British women and children, prisoners of Nana Sahib, were butchered in cold blood, will feature highly on the curriculum.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority denied any anti-British bias and said that the optional unit for Key Stage 3 would foster understanding between the mix of nationalities in England.


Looks like the news of the death of multiculturalism hasn't reached the QCA yet. The 'mix of nationalities in England', eh ? I thought we were all British citizens and subjects of Her Majesty, united under Gordon Brown's Union Jack. You can see how telling the natives how bad they were and those 'of subcontinental heritage' how badly their forebears were treated will 'foster understanding', can't you ? As long as that understanding is that the natives are evil racists, of course.

The trouble is ideas have consequences. The fact that for every member of the minority population of England and Wales killed by a native, two natives are killed by a member of a minority community may at least in part be a result of thirty years of propaganda by self-loathing white liberals - for example the BBCs coverage of racist murder. That great iconoclast Yasmin Alibhai Brown addressed this issue in an Evening Standard piece a while back, which Edwin Greenwood has kindly made available.

I have talked to some black and Asian inmates serving time in prison for such (racist) crimes: most justify their actions as collective retribution for attacks on "their people". A knife for a knife, they think, will make for a better world.


As I've posted before , the current demography of the elderly patient population in our hospitals is very different from that of the medical workforce. As Trevor Phillips proudly proclaimed : "The National Health Service, the most British of institutions, was launched by a Welshman, built by Irish labour, sustained by Caribbean nurses and now held together by Indian and other foreign doctors with Filipino nurses, and Somali cleaners. That is modern Britain." I see no reason to imagine that this demography is different in the private care and nursing home sectors, although there'll be an extra dimension in the ownership of such institutions.

Demographics mean that, especially in our great cities, the elderly - who are overwhelmingly natives - will find that their carers and medical staff are more and more likely to be non-natives. Who, as noted above, have been brought up on stories about the evil natives - stories usually amplified and promoted by middle-class white liberals.


'Collective retribution for attacks on "their people"'. Call me old-fashioned, Yasmin - but isn't that called racism ?

'And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ?'

"A care home boss whose staff goaded disabled patients into attacking each other was warned she faces jail yesterday.

Diane Butler, 47, was in charge of carers who hurled racist and cruel taunts at defenceless residents with physical and mental difficulties.

A year-long reign of terror included one disabled woman being urged to kick and beat a Down’s Syndrome sufferer.

Margaret Burdfield, 49, was also called a ‘white bitch’ and ‘ugly bitch’ at Craegmoor Residential Care Home, North London.

The three abusive staff were shopped to police by carer Basil Hanson who secretly filmed their taunts on a mobile phone.

London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court heard staff warned Butler to take action against the abuse.

Butler had denied knowledge of the incidents and said she was in the West Indies at the time. She was convicted of one count of wilful neglect but cleared of another. One count was put on court file. Judge Alan Pardoe told her: “The possibility of a custodial sentence is real.”

Islington Council shut the home last September.

Detective Sgt Paul Kingdon said afterwards: “It is abhorrent that they sought to humiliate residents. This appears to have been done purely for their own amusement.”

Carers Noelin Bailey, 31, Eulalee Hall, 51, both of North London, and Glendeen Nedd, 35, of East London, will be sentenced at a later date."


The BBC, Islington Tribune and Scotsman also have reports.

"Despite Islington Council regularly inspecting private care home, Craegmoor, in Holloway, and having “no cause for concern” over care standards, police were dramatically enlisted to shut it down last September amid claims of psychological and racial abuse.

The incident was described by adult social services chief, Cllr John Gilbert as “disturbing but rare”. He said: “Our three residents were quickly moved to an alternative home and have since settled well.”

“It (the home) was registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and subject to its robust inspection regime. Our officers also visited regularly to check on the standard of care as well as to assess and review the level of care needed by our residents."


You know what happens next. What always happens when an organisation fails. "Review the procedures !"

“In (the) light of what happened, we carried out a review of our procedures for appointing care providers. We are confident our vetting procedures were followed and all the necessary checks into Craegmoor’s affairs were made before appointing them.”


The unpleasantnesses in Islington are not a one-off. I'm thinking of the innovative feeding regime which 89 year old Lucy Neal was subjected to in Handsworth.

23 comments:

dearieme said...

Note the twittish Labour propaganda in the absurd claim that the NHS was built by Irish labour. The NHS built approximately fuck all in its first few decades - it simply nationalised the existng hospitals.

JuliaM said...

"Judge Alan Pardoe told her: “The possibility of a custodial sentence is real."

Note it's only a possibility. Good old British Justice System!

Dave said...

These 'white' liberals you talk about Laban are also not as white as they used to be.
And certainly not so English.

Voyager said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_John_Nicholson

Brig-Gen John Nicholson is the man they should teach about in schools - far better man than the wimps of today - another Anglo-Irish general that made the country great

Anonymous said...

The clearly anti-British bias presented in History lessons is disgusting at times. Peter Hitchens, in 'The Abolition of Britain', describes best the theory presented by one or two keen socialists that introducing an anti-British bias in History (under the guise of 'historiography') would help foster the spirit of 'multiculturalism'.

If you ask me, integration starts in schools.

alex zeka said...

sam, I have particularly fond memories of one WW2 textbook which gleefully informed me that the USSR 'liberated' Berlin in 1945. 'Liberated', one can only presume, from the Germans themselves. At the same time, Nazi efforts to deport the Jews to Madagascar are happily ignored, the book giving the impression that Hitler planned the Holocaust from day one (infact, he only had it ordered when he realised that the war would drag on). Just as a kicker, no mention is made of all the brave German commanders who sacrificed their lives trying to remove Hitler.

If you wanna see real bias, try looking for a single passage in your WW2 books which acknowledges that Germans either suffered under or fought against the Third Reich. Nope, it's all Jews, all the time.

Anonymous said...

British cruelty? Why there's Amritsar, and of course...Amritsar, as well as....umm Amritsar...

I studied Indian history and I'm sick of hearing endlessly about Amritsar - one British officer goes berserk, orders his men to shoot a couple hundred (and is court-martialed for it), when at the same time Hindus Muslims and Sikhs were slaughtering each other by the thousands, final death toll in the millions and still rising to the present day.

When I first visited India in 1980, the old folks who remembered the Raj begged me, 'Sahib, please come back and rule us, since the British left only crooks and gangster became our rulers'.

Shivaji, the 'great Hindu fighter against Muslim invaders' used to slaughter several thousand of his fellow Hindus just so the local Muslim ruler would be deprived of their taxes - something like terrorism in the Middle East today. If it weren't for the British most of the world would be treating each other like cattle still! Time for the truth!

Anonymous said...

sam, I have particularly fond memories of one WW2 textbook which gleefully informed me that the USSR 'liberated' Berlin in 1945. 'Liberated', one can only presume, from the Germans themselves.

I guess they mean liberated from Nazi control. And to pre-empt your obvious retort, we (the US and the UK) indisputably liberated western Germany. That the eastern "liberation" was just a change of uniforms, I'll concede.

At the same time, Nazi efforts to deport the Jews to Madagascar are happily ignored, the book giving the impression that Hitler planned the Holocaust from day one (infact, he only had it ordered when he realised that the war would drag on).

It's not as if the death of hundreds of thousands hadn't already occurred in eastern Europe prior to Wanasee at the hands of Einsatzgruppen for example. The fact that Madagascar is happily ignored tells us that it was but a footnote. I presume you think that school history books should elevate alternate histories to equal ranking with undisputed facts. Such an alternate history might suggest to a naive reader that Hitler really wasn't quite so bad. Perhaps that's your intention.

Just as a kicker, no mention is made of all the brave German commanders who sacrificed their lives trying to remove Hitler.

The July plot is well known, as is the fact that they chose not to make a serious move until the war was lost.

If you wanna see real bias, try looking for a single passage in your WW2 books which acknowledges that Germans either suffered under or fought against the Third Reich.

Not so. The story of the White Rose is frequently cited. In addition to acknowledgement of the deaths of handicapped, homosexuals, liberals and communists. A whole episode of "Nazis: A warning from history" was devoted to German victims such as disabled children.

Nope, it's all Jews, all the time.

Ahhh! Now we have it - those fucking Jews.

Voyager said...

I have particularly fond memories of one WW2 textbook

You should have read another.............and another.........and another

alex zeka said...

anonymous,

During the World Cup, Private Eye satirised Mad Mel Phillips as saying something on the lines of: "The World Cup begins in Germany, but Israel is nowhere to be seen. This is Auschwitz all over again!"

Will you be cancelling your subscription in disgust (as they say)? Or will you take a look at Ms. Phillips' hysterical search for anti-semitism (she must've written about 20 diary entries entitled 'The Oldest Hatred'), and ask yourself the question: *why* is it that, in the nation that fought against the Nazis from start to finish, it is all jews, all the time?

alex zeka said...

voyager seems to suffer from the computer equivalent of logorrhea. How else to explain that bit of inanity above?

Voyager said...

How else to explain that bit of inanity above?

Telling me you once read a book and you found it deficient suggests you should read many more to correct the gaps in your knowledge.

Your subsequent posts convinced of the validity of this suggestion

alex zeka said...

voyager, old chum, what I wrote was 'I have particularly fond memories of one WW2 textbook'. Anyone with half a brain, and without a malicious desire to impute the worst possible characteristics to me, would realise that - among many books I have read - I have particularly fond memories of one.

Oh well, atleast we know you were wide awake during Holocaust Indoctrination classes, even though you snoozed through English Language.

stuart said...

"...it simply nationalised the existng hospitals."
Yes indeed, some of which (e.g. Frenchay, near Bristol, still one of the UK's leading burns and neuro surgical units)were built by those baby killers of the US Army during their brutal occupation of Britain between 1942 and 1945 and turned over gratis to the local poulation after WWII.

I missed 'holocaust indoctrination class' but have met a few old soldiers who liberated the camps and saw it first hand. The horror in their eyes is still there, tearing at the soul mor than 60 years later.

JuliaM said...

"..Ms. Phillips' hysterical search for anti-semitism.."

Can you really describe something as a 'search' when it really takes no effort to find at all.....?

alex zeka said...

Example of this anti-semitism which is apparently all around us? Golly, I must be going blind, not seein' sumthin' wot's all 'roun' me. Piy me poor, woorkin' class ooys, wot can't see ooll this anti-semitism.

AntiCitizenOne said...

> it simply nationalised the existng hospitals

correction.

It simply stole hospitals from charities.

JuliaM said...

"Golly, I must be going blind.."

Possibly.

You know what they say causes that, don't you...?

Anonymous said...

As a teacher I often curiously checked out the history textbooks; heavily focussed on the third reich. They covered the 'why didn't the germans speak out out' bit pretty plausibly with coverage of the role of the churches -Archishop Galen e.g. and a double page on the eidelweis pirates.

alex zeka said...

juliam, Staring at a computer screen too much. To save me having to do this further, could you give me a modern example of Western anti-semitism pronto, instead of indulging in stunningly unamusing smutty asides?

Anonymous said...

Example of modern anti-semitism: Jenny Tonge

Anonymous said...

ask yourself the question: *why* is it that, in the nation that fought against the Nazis from start to finish, it is all jews, all the time?

What the fuck does this mean? Is this a non-sequitur or an illustration of the obssessed way you see the world.

Laban said...

Isn't it wonderful how far off topic a thread can get ?

Trouble is, it always goes in the same direction.