From the Telegraph:
A new uniform has been designed for firefighters, including options of full-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts, hijab headscarves and turbans.
Why does this matter?
“Fire prevention is vitally important today as we continue the aim of driving down fire deaths. To achieve this, the fire and rescue service needs employees from all ethnic groups to reflect the diversity of our communities. This will enable better mutual understanding during fire safety visits.”
- Fire Minister Sadiq Khan
That justification is viciously wrong-headed. Is Mr Khan seriously saying that a Pakistani Muslim will only take fire safety advice from another Pakistani Muslim? In a demented attempt at multi-culti “relevance” the government has played an Alf Garnett. Gawd, it’s like 1960s old dears in the Post Office queue complaining that their new GP is “Very good but, eh! you know Dolly, he’s black as the ace of spades and it’s just not right. White for white and black for black I say”. It is exactly the same thing dressed-up in some lefty clap-trap.
It is proto-apartheid. It is the whole “role model fallacy”. The powers that be divvy us up along these crude lines unaware that most of the population don’t think like that and haven’t thought like that for years. And that was not achieved by government initiatives but by the inhabitants of this crowded little set of islands just rubbing along together.
I am white, male and straight. I feel like I’ve come out as a kitten-strangler by saying that. The truth is a great many folks have over the years inspired me and some were women and some were black and some were Asian and some were gay. It was their deeper qualities and talents that inspired me. In this sense I am not claiming to be exceptional. That’s the thing. I’m normal. It is the demented numbers game that the nutters in power play for whatever deranged reasons that is abnormal. Well I do wonder as to the reasons but there is an utterly obvious one. It’s just flat-out patronising. And patronising us is what our Lords and Masters do best. That their efforts towards “equality” are totally counter productive escapes them or rather “justifies” even more of the same.
I fundamentally believe this sort of nonsense is a major reason for the rise of multi-culturalism’s even uglier twin – racist Nazism. But what the heck if it keeps sociology graduates from asking if you, “Want fries with that?” then fair enough.
Here’s an idea for you though… What if we had a government which just let us run and play and trade and deal and work with whoever we liked? What if they just fucked off out of the gaff and (for once) let us alone.
You know what the fastest growing ethnic grouping in the UK is? It’s “mixed race”. Forget about receiving fire-safety advice! We are also happy to have babies with people of different colours. And that has happened despite them. But then us Brits have been doing this since the year dot. This is a mongrel land with an amazing natural capacity to integrate different races, cultures and lifestyles. It took our deranged political elite to truly fuck up that proud heritage.
Because they made an “issue” out of it.