Racist if you do, racist if you don’t

The Sunday Time last week illustrated some of the absurdities of the abuse of the term racist.

In a story about Female Genital Mutilation (FMG), aka Female Circumcision, although that’s a euphemism,  the police are accused of being racist for NOT prosecuting offenders yet they did not prosecute offenders for fear of…well…”inflaming racial tensions”.

UP TO 100,000 women in Britain have undergone brutal sexual mutilations and medics in this country are offering to carry out the illegal operations.

…Female genital mutilation (FGM), which involves the surgical removal of external genitalia and, in some cases, the stitching of the vaginal opening, is widespread across large parts of Africa.

In Britain it is illegal and carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

Forward, a charity that campaigns against FGM, revealed this weekend that an estimated 100,000 women in Britain have undergone mutilation. A further 24,000 girls are thought to be at risk of suffering the agonising procedure.

Despite the scale of the problem, the police have failed to secure a single conviction. This weekend, as campaigners called for a crackdown, police were accused of failing to pursue prosecutions for fear of inflaming racial tensions.

Waris Dirie, a former model who was mutilated as a child and is now a United Nations ambassador for the abolition of the practice, said: “If a white girl is abused, the police come and break down the door. If a black girl is mutilated, nobody takes care of her. This is what I call racism.” –  Britain’s 100,000 mutilated women | The Sunday Times (Paywall)

Well Ms Dirie, you are not entirely right about that.

For 15 years there has been systematic rape of thousands of vulnerable white children by Pakistani British men in the north of England. Both police and social workers were well aware of the rape and abuse, but decided not to act for, you guessed it, fear of inflaming racial tensions.

You see no horror, not even the rape and mutilation of children,  is enough to break multicultural taboos. Mass rape and mass mutilation are preferable to inflamed “racial tensions”.

Just how bad is the racial situation in the UK if this is the level of sacrifice needed to guard against the truth? Not even the Soviets went this far – i.e.  allowed their own kids to be raped and mutilated – to protect their ideology?

The progressive electoral quandry

I thought this quote from Hera made out of clouds in PešÄ¨anik made an interestinhg point about progressives in Serbia feel they have no reliable political representation:

“A citizen of Serbia who is in favor of urgent amendments to the Constitution, recognition of Kosovo, NATO membership, strengthening of Vojvodina autonomy, putting an end to the vassalage towards Russia, and full distancing of the state from the church and its obscure ethical views, who seeks public recognition of the failure of foreign policy, as well as the failure of education, of the judiciary reform, of the fight against corruption, of brining order into the work of secret and public police, a citizen who is against any form of national idealism and interest-based alliances with those who want to restore Milosevic’s policies, against the remnants of the forces which instigated and led wars, and all those who would have fallen victims to lustration – cannot find a relevant political force in Serbia today, with a program and practical activities he or she can rely on.

Being constantly unprepared leads to defeat. Constant defeat one is responsible for can be handled only hand in hand with a sense of injustice. Constant sense of injustice always finds an outside guilty party, and is the source of intolerance, loneliness and rejection of the world. The way we are unprepared is something that is inherited, practiced and bequeathed. It is not only the consequence of neglect. On the contrary, and not very rarely, it signifies the failure to accept being prepared, it is an expression of unreadiness for any kind of changes, for learning how to change, for acquiring the ability for realistic assessments and rational prognosis. It is a method of political determination, denial of the world to come, denial of the order of things.”