michael scuffil wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm
If you asked my opinion on a variety of social issues, you would probably be surprised at how reactionary they are, and I too have serious reservations about self-conscious diversity-mongers.
However, the most serious problem facing mainly Europe, but other parts of the world too, is nationalism, and in Britain, nationalism is becoming increasingly racist. Whether we like it or not (and for this reason I'm making no judgement) globalization is here to stay and that means peoples will become increasingly mixed, racially and culturally. We have 'diversity' in any case, without pushing it. It's a fact of life and we should make the best, not the worst, of it.
To say, however, that South Asian grooming gangs constitute an instance of 'diversity' is gross. Most sex-slave rackets in Britain are not run by Pakistanis, and some have been distinctly home-grown, witness the Krays' supply of young men to the likes of Tom Driberg and Lord Boothby. There are criminal gangs in all communities, and of course in closed communities it is easier for them to operate. But they are untypical. Most communities (and certainly the Pakistani community) are generally law-abiding. Drawing public attention to the ethnicity of the criminals serves no purpose other than to invite hostility towards their communities, and that is reprehensible
As a general principle I completely agree with your highlighted statement.
Sadly though it is a matter of fact and record that rapes and sexual assaults on under age (mainly white working class) girls were not investigated and indeed suppressed for some years in many areas because the perpetrators were known to be of mainly Pakistani heritage and both police and local authorities did not want to be seen as racist. Rotherham and Rochdale are two examples of where this happened although there are others Oxford included.
In Rotherham the events came to light only, arguably, because the same local authority took a child away from its foster parents because one of the parents attended a UKIP public meeting. Shortly afterwards the magnitude of the industrial child abuse in the area became more widely known possibly because somebody 'in the know' was repulsed by the Council's double standards. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2014/08/rotten-borough/
and https://www.channel4.com/news/child-sex ... t-the-helm
The BBC, not known for its right wing approach, broadcast a moving 'docu drama' called 'Three Girls' a year or so ago showing the uphill struggle and fight working class girls and their social worker had to achieve justice in Rochdale.
In the circumstances I have described, where justice has been denied for political reasons, in my view it is entirely right and proper to discuss the ethnicity of the perpetrators.
I would add that, whilst instinctively I am in the 'throw the key away' camp when it comes to the kind of childhood rape and sexual assault conducted by the 'males of mainly Pakistani heritage,' I regard the breach of trust towards the children supposedly in their care by sexually abusive Masters at boarding schools, of whatever ethnicity, as even more serious a betrayal and abuse.