Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
We had a school trip today. Just a walk to the local nature reserve.

An Asian TA took some kids (who happened also to be Asian), and who couldn't manage the walk, in her car, and parked in a nearby car park.

They were verbally abused by a white couple, who then followed them, repeating the abuse.  And you can't, when you're with somebody else's children in a professional capacity, respond with the spirit you might if you were on your own. For the children's safety, she had to return to the car park and lock the kids in the car with her until the racists went away.

I'm...there just aren't any words for this feeling of seething, impotent rage.  I can't remember when I was last this angry.

And all the way to the nature reserve, we walkers were passing UKIP campaign posters, designed to stir up hatred against immigrants.


by Sassafras on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 04:27:13 PM EST
It's been coming for some time. Economic hardtimes, fear and loathing will make knaves of many people.

and who will organise the resistance when the communitarian left has been discredited by association with the NuLab aberration

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 04:36:05 PM EST
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Scumbags and racists will use any excuse to attack "others".  Doesn't matter if they're Asians there, Latinos here -- whatever.  They don't care.  They're just better-able to take advantage in hard times when people are frightened and looking to blame somebody.

Especially in a pretty diverse place like the UK.  It's inevitably going to be fish-in-a-barrel with a certain segment.

Don't let'em get to you.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 06:32:14 PM EST
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