Monday, 26 October 2009

Fires within Fires: Nick Griffin, Question Time and Pretty White Girl Syndrome

Recently, Nick Griffin of the BNP appeared on the BBC's flagship political program, Question Time. Here, we are not trying to engage with his comments - which largely came across as the ramblings of an idiot - but rather with the intellectually dishonest attitude of his inquisitors.

Again and again, both the panelists and their audience implied that Britain is a non-racist country, where Griffin and his party are unwelcome. One audience member even suggested he move to the South Pole. So far, so good. However, if Griffin's racist views are so offbeat, so eccentric, so laughable, why do we still have PWGS across the Anglosphere, including Britain?

PWGS stands for Pretty White Girl Syndrome. What does this mean? Well, when a young, pretty, middle class white girl goes missing (or even just scratches her toe), the Anglo-American media are weeping into their coffee, squandering rain-forests of paper and months of prime-airtime on her case. More importantly, the Anglo-American police spend millions on detecting missing PWGs, despite their minimal economic contribution. In short, PWGS is a well-attested reality in all Anglo-Saxon nations.

However, when the confounding variables of age, gender and class are carded out of the equation, we find young, pretty, middle-class but non-white women to be almost as undervalued as their old, ugly, poor, male counterparts. Clearly, race remains a vastly important factor in how most people view crime victims, with whiteness eliciting far greater public sympathy than blackness. Newspapers print what sells: clearly, PWGS sells papers and boosts advertising revenues. This can only be because most people in the Anglosphere (including Britain) are more concerned about the welfare of white girls than black ones. Who, then, are the mass media to sit in judgment on Griffin or his party? They are just as racist themselves, as are most of the pan-Anglosphere white populations. Let’s be honest, had Madeleine McCann been non-white, non-middle class and non-female her case would never have even made the news. That is the brutal reality.

The same can be said for Louise Woodward, the English girl accused of shaking a baby boy called Matthew Eappen to death while working as an au pair in the States. Instantly, the British media cranked into action, bewailing her imprisonment and mocking the American legal system (mainly because it punishes people for wrong-doing, a not unreasonable objective). Indeed, the pudgy murderess was feted with all the fervor and solemnity of a saint. One woman was even attacked for not openly supporting Woodward's cause in Woodward's home town of Eltham, Cheshire. If she were old, male, poor or non-white of course, none of this would have happened.

In short, the fashionable liberal notion that Anglo-American societies embrace non-whites as tenderly as they embrace whites is utterly confounded by PWGS. This notional equality, so willingly fostered by the white liberal class at every occasion, is clearly a delusion. If racial discrimination were really as marginalized as most of those panelists and the Question Time audience would like to suggest, why is PWGS and its reflexive racial preference for white females so embedded in Anglo-American culture? Why can advantaged white girls expect to command endless of lines of copy, while everyone else - worthy tax payers all - can expect nothing?

It doesn't add up.


  1. Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

    However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

    This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him.

    Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

    Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his fellow man.

    You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

    But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

    That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

    This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

    Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.

  2. Sir, I thank you for your post. However, while what you say would make our world ideal, the blunt fact is that people - not just white people, I hasten to add - seem to have a deep, instinctive preference for those of their own ethnic type. This is why PWGS persists in white, English-speaking countries.