After Chris Evans patronised Kanye I waded into controversial territory myself. I’m being trolled on Twitter for calling out on Owen Jones.
A white liberal calling a black man a “bigot” hmm 🤔
— Zach Zavid (@ZacharyLatif) October 3, 2018
Now a lot of people may think I’m some sort of Social Justice Warrior. I’m not since my inclination is towards High Toryism. I prefer the Monarchy, Aristocracy (it’s why I prefer Urdu High Culture to Hindi low culture, where is the Indian Ghalib?), the Established Church and general veer towards the Tory party. I tend to respect Republicans and Tories since for them their guiding principle is their nationalism/patriotism. Whilst I prefer patriotism to nationalism I can sympathize with native white people who want to keep their countries as they are.
However my SJW instincts do get activated towards the left since if one is claiming the moral high ground then one must also aspire to those elevated values. What I’ve noticed with white liberals is that they really coloured conservatives since these are the sort of coloureds, who simply won’t fit into the box.
Shaun Bailey isn’t being bigotted because he’s articulating an important viewpoint. Britain is an extraordinarily class-driven society and many Asians (especially Muslims) are at risk of being the perpetual underclass. To get ahead in Britain requires not only talent but pedigree and it’s quite crucial that minority children are exposed to the Mainstream as quickly as possible.
I prefer consistency at all times and my caveat with white liberals is that instead of acknowledging their supremacist tendencies (which to be fair all human beings have to some extent) they deny it. It is better to acknowledge one’s dark side in order to better mitigate it rather than surpress it in some sort of neo-evangelical zeal. At least Christians believe that they are born evil and must redeem themselves.
As an aside this is a very well-worned comment by the lovely Ash Sarkar:
The tragedy of @ShaunBaileyUK is that despite regurgitating the Tories’ most obnoxious cultural racism against South Asians and playing them off against black communities, his party still went ahead and deported black British citizens.
Imagine selling out, and getting nothing. pic.twitter.com/h0FSrD3OLX
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) October 3, 2018