Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The White English: The Inconvenient Majority

Although I broadly welcome Channel 4's Dispatches series on Immigration: The Inconvenient Truth and applaud the apparent honesty that Rageh Omar displays while presenting it, does anyone else wonder why last nights programme featured interviews with immigrants so heavily while the white majority indigenous English were hardly represented at all?

As far as I recall there were a couple of interviews with a couple of white guys in some town near Birmingham, a brief chat with Richard North and his son Peter plus a few interjections from Frank Field and - that was it. The rest of the programme was devoted to the points of view of immigrants - whether recent or established. It seems odd to me that in a country where some 90% of the population is still (supposedly) white that a programme about immigration gives around 75% of it's time to the opinions of the 10% ethnic minorities.

This tells me that the opinion of the white English male is less important to the programme makers than the opinion of the Somali refugee, the Asian restaurant owner or the black social worker!

Rageh Omar also made frequent references to Enoch Powell's "infamous" speech of 1968 - a speech which has been universally condemned over and over again by the liberal left, the MSM and opinion formers of the establishment, but which has been widely proven to be a very accurate prediction and coherent argument for limiting immigration - something which seems to have been forgotten. If you ignore Powell's language and focus on the message then it is impossible to deny that he was right.

"For reasons which they could not comprehend, and in pursuance of a decision by default, on which they were never consulted, they found themselves made strangers in their own country. They found their wives unable to obtain hospital beds in childbirth, their children unable to obtain school places, their homes and neighbourhoods changed beyond recognition, their plans and prospects for the future defeated; at work they found that employers hesitated to apply to the immigrant worker the standards of discipline and competence required of the native-born worker; they began to hear, as time went by, more and more voices which told them that they were now the unwanted. On top of this, they now learn that a one-way privilege is to be established by Act of Parliament; a law which cannot, and is not intended to, operate to protect them or redress their grievances, is to be enacted to give the stranger, the disgruntled and the agent provocateur the power to pillory them for their private actions"

Can anyone read this and say he wasn't right? There is a midwife crisis, schools are packed with out with the children of migrant workers (often with little or no English), huge swathes of British towns are now alien areas and, in some cases, no go areas for the white Englishman, employers - even the Mayor of London - reject applications from white men purely because of their race and gender and now their opinions on the very issue which has caused all this - immigration - are less important than the opinions of the immigrants themselves.

For the liberal left, the white English has really become an inconvenient majority.

1 comment:

Dark_Heretic said...

When I saw it advertised I thought finally something that exposes the lies and spin of this governments failed immigration policy / controls.

However when I saw it was presented by Rageh Omar I seriously doubted it would be unbiased.

Sadly I turned it off half way through the first episode. Rageh Omar is very subtle in the way he phrases things and presents them. All of this he does from his point of view.

His series on Christ was another case in point.

I now refuse to watch or read anything by him as he a journalist with an agenda.