After Theresa May abandoned every last shred of conservatism and jumped on the ‘progressive’ Britain-bashing bandwagon when the government’s ‘race audit’ was published, it is now flavour of the month to take pot-shots at white people, the United Kingdom or the West in general, for being institutionally racist. This is not for anything any white person has done, but because you get Twitter points for saying white people are bad.
The BBC is merrily joining in the fray and scraping new lows in propagandising the fake concept of white institutional racism. A person named Munroe Bergdorf, who identifies as a mixed-race transsexual model, is the latest nonentity searching for 15 minutes of fame by calling white people ‘the most violent and oppressive force of nature on earth’, while sitting comfortably and safely in a television studio in a majority white country, surrounded by Western technology, to convey his views to the masses.
If the word ‘white’ were replaced with ‘black’ or ‘Muslim’ or any other identity moniker, no doubt the hate crime police would be knocking at his door in an instant.
Another aggrieved guest named Professor Kehinde Andrews was invited on to the BBC’s Newsnight to say that he is going to start acting like the spoiled, ungrateful and immensely wealthy footballers in the USA who ‘take a knee’, and refuse to stand for the Union Flag or the National Anthem to protest against colonialism. He claims that in Britain as well, ‘racism is so ingrained that it is part of the DNA of the nation’, so ingrained that he has a nice cushy job at Birmingham City University where he can expound his ideas in peace, and is free to go on national television to do a bit of ‘Britain-bashing’ without any threat to his health, safety, security or income.
He is no stranger to the national broadcaster, and seems to be quite a regular performer who can be wheeled out whenever the BBC wants someone to do a bit of race-baiting. He was on Newsnight earlier in the year when he explained that the Enlightenment was racist because it was Eurocentric.
He conveniently seems to forget that the Enlightenment happened in Europe at a time when it had far superior technology to any other continent. This is a simple fact. But in the Brave New World of identity politics, facts are racist.
Bergdorf’s premises are entirely false: there are good and bad people in every society, but Western civilisation is far better than most others. While almost all societies in history have suffered the evils of slavery, it was Christian campaigners such as William Wilberforce who ensured that the United Kingdom was the first country to abolish the practice.
The United Kingdom can also be proud of its espousal of freedom of speech and its economic system of free market capitalism. Capitalism generates more wealth than any other known economic system and is the global economic engine which has lifted billions of people of all backgrounds out of poverty.
Finally Britain is such an unbelievably great and big-minded country that even people who espouse the most outlandish idiocy are free to share their ideas and sometimes even get paid for them. Bergdorf, Kehinde and their ilk must be thrilled to have discovered this niche market in toleration: to be able to make a nice bit on the side through their performances on the ever-sympathetic and uncritical BBC and other media outlets. The fact that they choose to stay in this atrociously ‘racist’ country and don’t take themselves off to Mogadishu, away from all the terrible white people, is a statement in itself. Their actions prove that their words are false.