Saturday, 19 June 2010

FFS! Are We Truly Mad?

Why is it that we now live in a society where a 'tongue in cheek dig' at someone is immediately taken as a sleight and, where possible, racist in content?

A company spots an opportunity to make a bob or two with some posters and 'T' shirts emblazoned with the words "Anyone but England" and lo and behold The Campaign for an English Parliament (CEP) - who should surely have known better - promptly contact Plod. Where the world of sport is concerned, especially in the field of football and rugby, do not CEP realise that an age old rivalry has existed?

Yesterday, following the abysmal exhibition by England the following tweet appeared: "We only managed a 0-0 draw against a rubbish team we should have easily beaten 4-0. I'm ashamed to call myself Algerian" So will Plod be knocking on the door of the poster of this tweet because he/she has been disrespectful to Algeria and Algerians? For heavens sake you numpties, its called humour and if humour doesn't exist in your life you may as well be dead - humour being something that is obviously lacking in our current political elite and which will hopefully result in their extinction.

The only way this country will recover from the dire economical situation to which the Labour government bequeathed us is through the efforts of entrepreneurs and who do we find complaining when this is tried? A political organisation!

Ye Gods!


Gordon said...

The correct response would have been to publicise the SNP T-Shirts (Scotland Not Playing) which are much wittier rather than run blubbing to mummy.

Quiet_Man said...

Can you imagine the furore if the sign had said anyone but Algeria/Pakistan/Iraq/Somalia.

Racism/bigotry cuts both ways, it may have been a joke, but there are far too many north and west of the border to whom it isn't.

Witterings From Witney said...

Gordon, And there you have the nub of the problem - what is humour? And how can humour cause offence as long as it is not 'rude' (as in sexual).

QM, It was intended as a 'joke' - presumably as are 646 others in Westminster!