Monday, 26 October 2009
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.