Friday, December 09, 2005


There are some people that I am ashamed to share a country with. One of them is this person.


Amazing - what rock has this troglodyte been living under?
I'm reminded of a story I heard from an elderly European friend, who has lived in Australia since WW2. Sometime around 1949 he was traveling on a train with a friend, holding a conversation in Polish. An Australian woman interrupted them, saying "In this country, you could at least have the courtesy to speak the king's English."
To which my friend replied:
"Madam, I am able to express myself fluently in a number of languages, including English, whereas you, should you attempt to express yourself in anything other than your native tongue, could only bark like a dog."

Posted by Anonymous : 12/09/2005 04:35:00 PM

there's no need to be ashamed at the behaviour of the mentally ill within the community...

Posted by Anonymous : 12/09/2005 04:42:00 PM

I'm not ashamed since this is pretty aberrant behavior. Dunno about "mentally ill", that's a slur on those with mental illness.

No... I think I'm just disgusted by such terrible racism.

Posted by Muerk : 12/09/2005 05:09:00 PM

Totally small minded crap. Reminds me not idolize 'home' so much abroad.

Posted by Stephanie : 12/09/2005 05:18:00 PM

This is just a more extreme example of the pretty endemic racism towards Asian people that I've heard people express since moving here from the UK two years ago. It doesn't surprise me at all. I hope she is made to do a spell inside, plus attend some classes on how to respect other people.

When I first came here on holiday almost four years ago, on my flight back from Christchurch to Auckland (prior to returning to London) I sat next to a bloke who asked me if I'd enjoyed my holiday. "Yes," I said. "Thinking about coming to live here?" he asked. "Yes, actually, it is very beautiful and the people seem friendly." "Good, we need more white people here," was the answer.

Even my landlady, who is a social worker, comes out with the most appalling generalisations about 'Asians' without realising how racist she is being. Britain is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but you are right to feel ashamed to be sharing the country with the likes of people like Belinda Sutherland

Posted by Andrew : 12/09/2005 08:15:00 PM