Mad David Starkey has been at it again, this time claiming that Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is 'like a Caledonian Hitler'. Here's something we published after his insane Question Time rant last year...
Mad David Starkey has been at it again, this time claiming that Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is ‘like a Caledonian Hitler’. Here’s something we published after his insane Question Time rant last year…
Now, I’m going to be honest; I don’t have a clue who David Starkey is, and quite frankly, after his performance on Newsnight; I care for not an iota of his soul (if any does exist). When I, whilst intoxicated, saw Piers Morgan tweet RIP to this Starkey character’s career, I decided to delve further – it was hard to miss as after all his name was notoriously placed 2nd top trending spot on Twitter.
After barely searching into this issue, I found a clip on the BBC News website. I was stunned. I was sure it was the alcohol teasing out these words from his mouth, but no, he actually found it in his dark labyrinth of a human heart to say the words that he said. It was so discriminatory that it was not even laughable; it was an outrage and a disgrace, and for all of it to happen on our beloved Beeb – a tragedy.
If you haven’t already heard, the line that’ll be quoted in all the papers is “The whites have become black”, said as if they had contracted some incurable disease, as if something apocalyptic had happened, as if it was wrong. I had thought that with the civil rights campaigns that occurred even before I was born, such lunacy wouldn’t even be pondered, let alone spewed out on our TV screens.
The crazy thing is, however, that this has riled me more than the riots themselves. I did not back the rioting, or the looting in any way, but this has rumbled something perhaps deeper inside me
But the heinous claims didn’t stop. The withered, backward, lonely, cruel and twisted old man had more to say, as he went on to describe all black people as “destructive” and “nihilistic”, just like those black Nobel Peace Prize winners, say Bunche, or Luthuli, or Dr King, or El Sadat, or Archbishop Tutu, or Mandela, or Annan, or Maathai, or Obama – how destructive they all were. And he still sits there, singing the praises of the prophetic racist Enoch Powell, please, I mean is he even for real.
Fellow Newsnight panellist Owen Jones described it as “career-ending” but I’m not so sure; Glenn Beck has recently left Murdoch’s Fox News and I heard they’re hiring; now, I suppose, Starkey has a perfect resumé.
He said that “gangster culture has become the fashion” and you know what; he is absolutely right. Gangster culture is led by the idea that the bigger guy, or the smarter guy wins; up steps Starkey, and makes an outlandishly racist remark, inexcusable even by his age, and tries to make himself seem in the right by ratifying his point against that of Enoch Powell – perhaps old age dementia led him to believe that Enoch is the man to turn to in order to back you up on a race issue.
The crazy thing is, however, that this has riled me more than the riots themselves. I did not back the rioting, or the looting in any way, but this has rumbled something perhaps deeper inside me, like the Daily Mail had become a walking, talking person, or Nick Griffin had had plastic surgery to fix that face which resembles so well a chubby Himmler (although if I were him, I’d ask for my money back). It was, for me, yet another signpost for a cultural malaise, no, a socio-proof that racism still exists, and does so to the degree that it can find our airwaves.
Now, I think David Cameron is an absolute tool, but he did say part of society were “not just broken, but sick”, well, Starkey is sick, and if he weren’t so old, I’m sure a lot of people would love to see him broken as well; personally, however, I wouldn’t – because you can’t beat the cuntishness out of a man.
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