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Fancy that

If this guy clings on we’ll know there are different rules for the Democrats.

A page from my yearbook that has somehow been mistaken for the governer of Virginia’s.

When I was at University, people – including people who become prominent and respected members of the community – would dress up as all sorts of things. It was all tongue-in-cheek. If someone put on blackface the black guys would think it was funny. Sometimes they’d white up. You’d sometimes dress as someone evil, like Hitler. It doesn’t mean you approved the evil person. Usually you were making them the butt of the joke. Nor did the blacking up mean you were a racist. Now you can’t even wear a sombrero without being accused of being a racist. (I had a friend at Uni who used to wear a sombrero everywhere.)

You know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking it’s time for a big fancy dress bash where we all wear costumes that will trigger the lefties into a foaming rage. Perhaps someone could come as foaming-at-the-mouth leftie. Let’s see sombreros, Nazi uniforms, blackface, KKK gear, slant-eyes, buck teeth, big fake boobs, Corbyn masks, saris, and so on.

You know how many ordinary people would give a shit about that? None. But then we’d post photos of it on the web, and watch the leftists go mental.

P.S. This goes back to Jim’s comment about certain people who want power, whatever it is. The best way to get power when you don’t have it, when you’re struggling to break into the established power structures, is to make up new heresies, that you become the enforcer of. That’s what happened with the fancy dress stuff, which no-one over the age of 30 took seriously even a few years ago.

Update: Apparently Northam caused controversy a few days ago with comments that some took to endorse infanticide, although some say he didn’t. The ‘liberal media’  mostly ignored it, although the Huffington Post took the trouble to explain that he didn’t mean that. It looks like he didn’t mean that,  but do you suppose HuffPo would take the trouble to defend Tump or Ted Cruz or Mike Pence in the same way?

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3 thoughts on “Fancy that

  1. Its great reading the BBC article on it. Firstly its hidden away on the North America page, I think it was briefly on the front page, but now has been rapidly shifted out of the limelight. Secondly the article is headlined “Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo” with no mention of his party until well into the article. Thirdly the article then proceeds to spend the first half or more of the article detailing his apologies, and finally at the end quoting some of the calls for his resignation (from his own side no less). The whole thing is an exercise in downplaying something, and is filled with non-judgemental language.

    One would only have to imagine how it would have played out if he were a Republican – the calls for his resignation would be front page news for days, and any apologies/justifications would be printed somewhere at the bottom as an afterthought. And his party affiliation would be in ALL the headlines.

    It will being interesting to see if he survives – if he does the Left are leaving a massive defence for any Republican accused of ‘racist behaviour’ in the future: “Gov Northam didn’t have to design for dressing up as the KKK, so I’m not resigning for doing XYZ either’

  2. Rule of thumb is, if the headline or sub-heading for a scandal involving a politician doesn’t mention the party, you can be sure it’s the Democrats, or Labour.

  3. Well he’s hanging in there at the moment, with the lesser known ‘I did black up once to dress up as Michael Jackson, but thats not me blacked up next to the man in a KKK outfit’ defence.

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