The first thing the BBC likes to mention in any report on Islamic terrorism is that the perpetrators may be mentally ill.
Have you heard the BBC say a word about the car driver who drove into the counter-protestors…has the BBC ever mentioned in its bulletins that he was psychotic? Or that we should have sympathy for him as he was rejected by the army…for his psychotic medical history?
“Senior year, he was real gung-ho on joining the Army and . . . toward the end of the year found out that he was denied and it was because of a history of anti-psychotic, you know, medication that was prescribed,” he said.
The newspaper also reports that while living in Florence, Kentucky, his mother called 911 at least nine times “to say she was fearful of and needed help with her sometimes violent son”.
According to “calls for service” records provided by the Florence Police Department to the Associated Press, Mrs Bloom said her son had stood behind her wheelchair wielding a long kitchen knife, and had hit her and locked her in a washroom after she told him to stop playing video games.
She also told officers that her son was on medication to help control his temper.
So not that he had mental health problems or was psychotic but he couldn’t ‘control his temper’… a slippery phrase which kind of makes it his fault….just an angry young man who beat his mother when he didn’t get his way.
Of course it was the same with the killer of Jo Cox. The BBC never mentioned his documented mental health problems in their bulletins when in comparison they repeatedly mention any Islamist terrorist’s supposed mental health issues.
If you’re white you’re a racist Nazi, if you’re brown you’re a victim in some shape or form…as Julie Burchill notes in the Spectator….
The right is now more colourblind than the left
Then I moved to London in the 1970s, I quickly became aware that the non-working-class Left operated what was best described as Paint-Chart Politics [PCP]– the further from white, the more likely you were to be right. This began in a small way, with reggae bands who believed stuff about women that would have had them condemned as fascist Neanderthals had they been white playing under the Rock Against Racism flag; in recent years, it has seen the Left support similar Islamist stone-agers just because they’re the right (Left) side of beige.
In more recent years, Paint-Chart Politics has been ruining the lives of even more children, though this time exclusively female ones as the police forces of Newcastle, Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxfordshire chose to turn a blind eye to the rape, torture and trafficking of thousands of girls simply because the men doing it were darker-skinned than their victims. As Sarah Champion – driven out of the shadow cabinet this week for daring to state the obvious case that this country has ‘a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls…because people are more afraid to be called a racist than they are afraid to be wrong about calling out child abuse’ – has proved, the messenger will be routinely shot for speaking plainly; far better to tie oneself in the knots the media is now entangled in where by fearing accusations of racism by naming the rapists as being of Pakistani origin, they have slandered a whole continent by repeatedly using the weasel word ‘Asian’.
How appropriate that PCP is also the name of a pesticide sometimes used as the recreational drug ‘angel dust’ whose side effects include paranoia, hallucinations, depersonalisation, detachment from reality and severe changes in body image (think of Rachel Dolezal, who was so obsessed with race that she pretended to be black.) If this week’s hounding of Sarah Champion is anything to go by, it’s unlikely that practitioners of this most pointless persuasion will come to their senses any time soon.