Blight of bigoted and bitter

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WEST INDIANS: Most arrived in the early 1960s.

IT’S the racist accusers who are actually the true racists. It’s the bigoted and bitter individuals that spread hatred and destructive attitudes which blight our previously liberal and receptive societies. This latest furore, about a completely innocuous remark on a TV soap is a case in point.

It wasn’t the 99.9 per cent of viewers who took umbrage and considered it racist, it was the 1 per cent of holier-than-thous and serial troublemakers who were ‘offended’ at the remark. The majority of English people didn’t object to the original influx of Mid-East immigrants who came to our shores.

It wasn’t until the bigots among them began standing up and accusing us of racism that the hateful phenomena reared its ugly head.

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When I witnessed the large numbers of West Indians who entered London in the early 60’s, I never dreamed of any bias against them because of their creed or colour. In fact, until a small minority of bitter losers among them began blaming the attitude of locals for their own failures, I’d never even heard the word ‘racist.’ 

Accusations of racism are a pathetic and disgraceful excuse for those who wish to whip up as much separatism and segregation as possible. It prevents free speech, smothers opinion and is utterly suffocating in any quests for understanding and acceptance of the fascination and diversity of our human existence.

And while we’re about it. Can we stop insisting on apologies for our history of supporting slavery? History tells us the Romans and Danes took far more slaves, including Scottish and Irish, than the slave traders of America, but no one asks the Italians or the Danes to apologise. Give us a break.

Thanks to some of you for pointing out that a national newspaper featured a large piece about excessive swearing on TV. Even citing Mrs Brown’s Boys as an example. The article followed some four days after my column in the EWN. This was by no means the first time a subject we have discussed has been subsequently covered in one of the nationals.  Coincidence? Again!?

Keep the faith.

Love Leapy.  [email protected]

6 COMMENTS

  1. Last week’s Leapy effort was just trash. This week it’s even worse! Completely inverted logic that turns black into white and white into black. Leapy, old man, your thought processes are completely inside out and upside down.

    First sentence: “It’s the racist accusers who are actually the true racists.” No Leapy, by definition it’s the racists who are the true racists. Any non-racist who criticises them is just showing them up for what they truly are. Racists! Q. E. D.

    Second sentence: “It’s the bigoted and bitter individuals that spread hatred and destructive attitudes which blight our previously liberal and receptive societies.” Well that’s a PERFECT description of the entire article YOU wrote last week about how you’re so OFFENDED by an item of beachwear similar to a nun’s habit you want to ban women altogether from wearing it! Talk about “bigoted and bitter”! You’re writing Doublethink worthy of Orwell’s “Big Brother” now – just not as clever.

    As for the rest of this week’s article, is your brain now so utterly tangled you don’t even know what you’re writing anymore?

    Q. What is the point of Leapy Lee?
    A. He’s pointless.

  2. Does B,E. merely like to see his name in print and try to pretend that he is knowledgeable on any subject ??

    In my very humble opinion the ramblings of Leapy are very close to the bone and in many ways so true…

  3. To Mike Sach, re. “Does B,E. merely like to see his name in print”
    No.

    “and try to pretend that he is knowledgeable on any subject ??”
    Not pretending. I do actually know stuff! What I don’t know I find out by doing some research online and elsewhere. Then I know even more. I know a great deal more about Leapy than most people who read this newspaper for example.   You wouldn’t like him so much if you knew what I know.

    “In my very humble opinion the ramblings of Leapy are very close to the bone and in many ways so true…”
    Ramblings? Yes. Close to the bone? Definitely. So true? Mostly not.

    Take it from me, Mike Sach, Leapy is a complete charlatan who just makes things up in his constant drive for self-promotion. Don’t trust him so much. Read his weekly rants with a more critical eye. His outrageous ego needs to be challenged and criticised constantly. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to take him on EVERY week. I do actually have a life! But if he’s allowed to write such evil, sometimes self-contradictory trash like the last couple of weeks without any criticism at all that would be a terrible shame. He’s just a self-opinionated man who rants and raves about anything and everything. He needs to be made accountable for that.

  4. Does anyone remember from the first wave of West Indians the signs in boarding houses, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks?

    Regular problems of racism in Notting Hill around the Mangrove Club in the sixties which was constantly raided by white police and then the seized drugs were often sold back to the same people!

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