European Union: In or Out ? Jun 18, 2016 14:45:28 GMT
Post by Register on Jun 18, 2016 14:45:28 GMT
Jun 18, 2016 14:13:31 GMT @floridagull said:How similar we are, Reg. I remember being threatened numerous times in the early 80's by black guys in Kenya, who didn't like the fact that a 'colonial' was dating a black - one of 'theirs' - woman. Nothing ever got physical because although I am not built like a brick shithouse I can handle myself, and they were never brave enough to check if it was true.
I smile at the definition of racism these days; basically any white person making the mildest comments is a racist. If you're an Indian being derogatory to a Pakistani, that's OK' cos they're 'ancient enemies' When I lived in London in the 70's, the racial tension was amongst all races. Blacks didn't like Chinese and vice-versa. Indians and Pakistanis never get on, and so on. The only common denominator is that none of them liked the white people, even though it was the white people's country they had come to.
Now we are a multi-racial, multi-cultural society but despite it all, the tensions remain. And in my mind, although it's called racism, it's actually a natural defense mechanism. Since time began, people and animals, have always been wary of those that are not of their own ilk. In our educated society, because we can talk, that feeling can be vocalised. In the animal kingdom, communication is through body language and physical deterrence so they just attack and drive any interlopers off their territory.
Being 'the superior race' we have decided that such natural behaviour is not acceptable (except when we go to war, of course - then it's OK) but deep down we're still all tuned that way. Why else would so many of us we have such distaste for the other nationalities?
Brexit it is then!
Shit, does this mean we actually agree on something florida!