Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Andy Gray's a dinosaur

After the services of Sky Sports pundits Andy Gray and Richard Keys were dispensed with for (off-air, so they thought) comments that linesperson, Sian Massey, would need the offside rule explained to her because she was a woman, Allison Pearson said this in a 27 January 2011 article in The Daily Telegraph.

“Andy Gray and his compatriots are just dinosaurs… The 55-year-old former Scottish international is exactly what he looks like: Jim Davidson after eating his young. Gray is one of those Seventies chauvinists who never seem to have a neck, perhaps because a neck would enable them to look around and spoil their narrow view of the world.”
I responded thus in the Comment section underneath the article:

"You shouldn't be taken to task for any of the things you say about white blokes, Alison. Because you are indulging in that fine, old British sport of taking the p***. Just as the 'dinosaurs' cited above were. Do you think their boys-in-the-bar comments would have been made public if they had been Black, Asian, south American, gay or female? We don't think so, do we?

Is there an 'ism' that covers white-British-bloke-in-his-own-land-ism? Because there's been lots of it about since political correctness arrived on the scene fifty-odd years ago. (Actually, PC has been on the go since Cultural Marxism was conceived as a weapon of war at the Frankfurt school in 1923. Check it out here: Who Stole Our Culture)
Let's have a little comparison. Which of these should have lost their jobs? Andy Gray and Richard Keys for saying what they said? Or Yasmin Alibhai-Brown for saying what she said in the 4 June 2006 edition of Dateline London?

Gavin Essler posed this question:

"What's wrong with white guys, by the way?"
To which Alibhai-Brown replied:

Now, the lady who said this was never reprimanded for saying it, never mind sacked (or hauled before the courts). Oh no, the race laws and political correctness were devised to keep people like Andy Gray and Richard Keys in their box whilst a country and a culture was being stolen from them. They were not meant to prosecute those, like Ms Alibhai-Brown, who weren't just stealing it, they were hoping that their victims wouldn't be around to complain about the fact a hundred years down the line!

Imagine if Andy Gray had said this on BBC TV:

"I want Muslims (Alibhai-Brown is a Muslim immigrant) to be the lost species in 100 years."
Do you think the PC Crowd would have kicked up a fuss? Do you think he would have been interviewed by the police? Do you think he might have spent some time in Brixton prison? I think he just might. Such punishments are reserved for those the PC Crowd term 'dinosaur', aren’t they, Alison? They are not, however, meant to deter the anti-Brits who describe them as such.

Or the Muslims who want them gone.

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