I bet Clarkson would never get away with this
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Erm, it's a sensational, tabloid-style heading by a right-wing paper which is out to do down Labour politicians and it does not accurately summarise Livingstone's comments, which are that as immigrant communities get settled and wealthier they are more likely to vote Tory over time. This seems obvious enough.
IF his words have been reported actually, the worst you can say is that he is over-generalising, given that there are vast discrepancies in wealth within communities and not everyone votes with their pockets. However, it is not anti-Semitic and not remotely like Clarkson's conduct.
Clarkson is a BBC cash-cow...he gets away with anything/everything he says and does.
Sound like another poisonous BBC untouchable from yesteryear by any chance?.
Headline bears no relationship to the complete article.
Electioneering has begun, we can expect more of this sort of thing over the next 12 months.
One thing I don't understand is why the farming/land owning community are backing UKIP
Farmers are the biggest beneficiaries of EU handouts in the UK (next to UKIP MEPs)
Cut off nose to spite face.
As I mentioned in the other place and in defence of the funniest man on TV/press:
Jezza got a final warning after the Mirror managed to get a 2 year old, never broadcast, out-take of him using the "eeny meeny miney mo" rhyme and stumbling when he realised that he was about to say "Nigger". They then employed a forensic audio expert to acertain that he was 75% sure that the mumbled word might well have been "Nigger". The racist bastard! Fancy saying "Catch a nig..ooops" He should be shot.
Oh shit! I used the N word 2 1/2 times in this post. I must be a racist bastard too!
My point wasn't that the article was racist, but the headline (seemingly out of context) was a bit zesty and I reckon Jezza wouldn't even get away with saying the word 'jew'.
Let us ignore the slightly stereotypical insistance that jews are good at getting rich.
Soz for the slightly lazy and ambiguous posting.
You've just ruined your chance of a career on Top Gear, BJ.
Sorry Kev. In my haste to defend Jezza I didn't read the article. Now I have. Jeez. So the Irish don't get rich, presumably because they are thick. Anyone who is Jewish on the other hand is good at making money. Talk about casual racism.
Curious thing, the English language.
The word "Jew" has almost to be said in hushed tones because it could be perceived as being racist. Never mind that homo sapiens doesn't have any races. Never mind that a religion is not a race. Never mind that Judaism is one of the oldest religions and is the origin of all the variants of Christianity and Islam, but one doesn't have to whisper "Christian" or "Muslim".
The word "Nigger" is harder to say, but black comedians can use it safely - and white comedians can't. Am I even allowed to use the word "Black" when describing someone ?
The word "Cunt" is just as unacceptable, though logically I suppose Piers Morgan can use it with impunity.
Funny thing, the English language.
It is a bit of an unsettling article, in the light of the fact the persecution of the jews by Hitler was initiated largely (if I have my history right), because he needed to explain away economic hardship to the German people.
What started as 'this lot are to blame, they have all your money', snowballed into 'they aren't proper Germans' and 'kill them all and we will be clean, prosperous and once more a master race'.
I am not suggesting old Ken has thought any of this through.
<hands over the sweeping generalisations baton to the next guy>
Slightly off-topic, but I'd guess Hitler took a dislike to Jews after a Jewish doctor failed to save his ailing but adored mother - but then, I'm not a psychiatrist (if I were, I'd have a field day here)
History nerd alert; there have been numerous, mostly unfounded theories regarding Hitler's anti-Semitism. Top-runners include;
- Rejected by Jewish lover (male).
- Rejected by University of Vienna art faculty (Jewish professors).
- Having been shot in the groin, he was jealous of chaps with a (relatively) complete set of crown jewels. (I never really got this one - after all, his fellow Germans/Austrians were more intact than any Jewish men).
- Secret shame at having one Jewish grandparent in a fiercely anti-Semitic culture. (Sinnick, it's what the psychologists call projection or transference).
- His adoration of the venomously anti-Semitic Wagner.
Most likely, he simply echoed and magnified the nationalist mythology surrounding the German defeat at the end of WW1, vis, 'our armies were not defeated, they were quite capable of defending the fatherland, it was defeatists and Marxists at home who tricked us into surrender.' As many of the democratic politicians responsible for governing Germany in 1918 - 19 and negotiating the peace treaty were Jewish, they made a convenient scapegoat. The rest is history.
Fucking Picts, they're all the same.
Mind you, Ken does have a bit of history with this sort of thing.
Back to Jezza. Did anyone hear the rant on the Now Show yesterday. Can't remeber who it was but they made a good point.
Q. Why did the Mirror go to such lengths to get at Jezza?
A. Because they knew it would cause a huge twitter storm during which Mercedes ran banner adverts and presumably the Mirror got a cut.
the Mirror got a cut.
I think you've misspelled that final word, B-J.
I always wanted to be a duck, but I was forced by my parents to go to college.
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