hero of the day: Peter Tatchell
Bernard Manning died.
That's a loss.
And I'll tell you why.
In these days of "Daily Mail" frothing, we need reminders of just where all this "PC gone mad" came from.
Because it wasn't black people that gave us PC.
Or disabled people.
Or Muslims, or Jews or fat people or transsexuals or anybody else to which the term "minority" can be applied.
The people who blighted this nation with political correctness and litigious whiners are the very same people who whinge endlessly about it.
People just like Bernard.
No Bernard, the word "nigger" is not funny. It is possibly the least funny word in the English language. "Paki" isn't funny either. Nor is "coon".
And nor were you.
Your legacy, Bernard, is political correctness, the very same political correctness that strangles everything from artistic expression to meaningful debate. So next time one of your fans bitches lamely about how you were "misunderstood" maybe they might spare a thought for those of us who have to live with the mess you made.
And don't give me that crap about "working class hero" because that insults the thousands upon thousands of working class people who have put up with the dozens of ham-fisted social experiments foisted on them over the years by the patronizing, public school tossers who run this country and who wouldn't dream of calling someone a "nigger". Of course, as soon as they complain about the tiniest thing they are dismissed as racist by Right On of Tufnell Park but Right on of Tufnell Park, despite his claims to be down with the kids, hasn't got the first fucking clue what it is like to live in a multi-cultural society besides what the Guardian has to say about it. So he can fuck off 'n' all.
Bernard Manning was not a casualty of modern Britain as some people have tried to make out.
But his kind of racism has claimed a fair few casualites of its own.
Laters, Bernard, and don't worry, mate, we'll get your mess cleaned up eventually.