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Friday, March 14, 2003
 
Mixed-up logic

This morning, I was listening to the radio with half an ear. I was really quite busy (robbing a bank if you must know). A BBC reporter said (and I'm reasonably sure about this) something about Moslems. I can't remember what it was but it was fairly innocuous. He then went on to talk about 'white people', by contrast. If this is what he said, words fail me.

Let's get this straight. Brown people, black people, green people and white people can be Moslems if they're suitably stupid/indoctrinated/unthinking*. Brown people can never be white people (unless they're Michael Jackson). Similarly, white people can never be brown people or black people. Got that?

One's colour is a matter of one's heredity, not a matter of choice; one's religion is a matter of choice, no matter what the nutcases say. So, unless you're a member of the true faith, you should seriously consider dumping your current nonsensical beliefs. You are stuck with your colour. You cannot change it; so don't bother.

It is reasonable to make racial abuse illegal, but it is unreasonable to proscribe religious abuse. Should groups of people conflate (i.e. run together/confuse) the concepts of race and religion, they deserve all the criticism they invite, i.e. lots.

And if commentators of any sort do not see this simple logic, they should be sacked or dyed. Bring back tarring and feathering...

Now, where was I?
Ah yes, back to the bank, I think.

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