The Truth about Goats
Thanks to social media and white-guilt, it turns out everyone is a closet bigot or at the very least, a ‘wardrobe Danny Baker’. Unfortunately, the side-effect is that we now ignore anyone burning a cross while wearing a bed-sheet, describing them as a ‘colourful character’ or Katie Hopkins.
Oddly we seem to discount actual fascists marching through our streets or taking the oath of President; instead we fixate on something we think someone thought or something they might have thought, if only the last two thousand years of historical context had not occurred. It seems that everyone is guilty of racism by association or osmosis, except of course Prince Harry, when he dresses as an actual Nazi – that’s fine. That’s just banter.
Commented one citizen: ‘You see I thought it was prejudice to deport people because of the pigmentation of their skin, to imprison people without representation because of their religion or to laugh at Jim Davidson. It turns out I was wrong. Accusing someone of racism is actually a handy way to shut people up, particularly if they are trying combat racism at the time’.
‘I’m not saying I haven’t been cultural insensitive and that I need to try harder, but that guy over there is dressed as an actual member of the Third Reich, he’s got a swastika tattoo and is humming the tune to Horst Wessel – and now he’s been given 20 minutes to chat about his new book on Newsnight’.