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McDowell is a selfish, racist prick, redux

If anyone hasn't seen glitzfrau's entry on the subject, this is what our lovely Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform has to say about, um, equality:

"A dynamic liberal economy like ours," the Minister said, "demands flexibility and inequality in some respects to function." It was such inequality "which provides incentives".
"Driven to a complete extreme, the current rights culture and equality notion would create a feudal society. A society so ordered, static, and where the Government tries to order everything by law, it would become as atrophied as a feudal society."


Yes, of course it would, Mick. Because anti-discrimination legislation somehow forces people to become serfs. Why, Russia in the 17th century was known for its "rights culture". And a lack of anti-discrimination legislation it also apparently provides "incentives". Well, I'm sure it's inciting plenty of his businessman friends to exploit their employees, but how exactly does depriving people of their rights to social and employment equality help anyone else? McDowell can go and fuck himself. Preferably with one of his disineguous "yes"-vote posters.

By the way, do those posters - or the pamphlets - for the yes campaign give any real reasons to vote apart from what they call "common sense citizenship"? No, because the only real reason for this vote is "but......but they're BLACK!" Our birthrate has gone down, like most of the developed world, over the last twenty years. Even if every immigrant had a baby as soon as they reached irish soil, our birth rate would be nowhere near the number in the '70s. There is no strain on the health service - well, there is, but it's caused by mismanagement and lack of funds, not by imaginary hordes of black babies being born every two seconds.

And then there's all this talk about these immgrants "coming back" when they're 18. So what? For goodness sake, we had a population of over eight million a hundred and fifty years ago. We've got plenty of room. The only argument against that sort of legal immigration is a racist one.

And let's remember: there isn't a family in this country that hasn't produced "economic migrants". If anyone who's seen a child or a parent or an aunt or uncle or cousin emigrate in search of a better life votes "yes" to this referendum, well, I hope they remember that their family members are the American or British equivalent of the people they don't want growing up here. There are some people *cough*thatprickGerryRyan*cough* who like to blame our crime rate and drug problem on immigrants. They might want to remember that the Irish have been blamed for plenty of unpleasant things in other countries too - organised crime being one of them, and terrorism being another. You don't think it's fair that the Guildford Four and BirminghamSix were "innocent until proven Irish"? Well, don't say that all Nigerians are gangsters, then, because it's exactly the same thing.

We've farmed out our poor and needy for several centuries. We have absolutely no right whatsoever to complain about people doing the same thing to us. Some of us may not like it, but tough. Remember the "no blacks, no Irish" caveats in the Britain of the '70s? That's not even thirty years ago. How quickly we forget.

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fromaway
May. 28th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
Driven to a complete extreme, the current rights culture and equality notion would create a feudal society.

Equality is inequality!

Good grief.
protoainsley
May. 28th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Equality is inequality, indeed.

Did this member of the ol' boys network attend the same training school as Bush, et al? It seems odd that the arseholes are all racist eejits in the same ill-informed way.
fromaway
May. 28th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
Well, I don't find it odd really. I mean, they're all from more or less the same social position, aren't they? The interests of rich white men don't change much from country to country, it seems to me, and they'll justify their selfishness in any way they think will sell.
glitzfrau
May. 28th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
Yes, yes and yes. We should set up a society dedicated to stripping McDowell of his title. HOW CAN SOMEONE SUPPOSEDLY IN OFFICE AS THE MINISTER FOR EQUALITY ADVOCATE INEQUALITY? If he were a Congolese man trying to get a flat, or a Muslim woman trying to get employment, or a Traveller trying to get a pint, he'd think a bit fucking differently, the poxy right-wing smug white male middle-class bastard.

I am so, so sick of the way that the terms of this referendum are restricted to "black women lying and taking advantage." The best comment I heard was on the CARR list yesterday: Ask anyone who says they are Voting Yes the following questions: Would voting No disadvantage you personally in any way? If so, would the disadvantage to you outweigh the enormous injustice done to those who will suffer as the result of a Yes vote?
daegaer
May. 28th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
He's a repulsive fucker. I suppose his logic is that at least Irish economic migrants over the last century and a half were white.
socmot
May. 28th, 2004 05:59 am (UTC)
There is no strain on the health service.

Well, there is, but it's got nothing to do with non-nationals crowding it...it might however, have something to do with a gobshite for a health minister who thinks he's doing okay because he's pumping money into the health service, while somehow managing to leave newly built facilities and wards closed. Yeah, I think that might be it.

I despair of this country.
leedy
May. 28th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
I was actually nearly incoherent with rage reading that this morning.

Our birthrate has gone down, like most of the developed world, over the last twenty years. Even if every immigrant had a baby as soon as they reached irish soil, our birth rate would be nowhere near the number in the '70s.

Precisely. We actually need more working people. I don't know who people expect are going to pay for their pensions...
stellanova
May. 28th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
Presumably Michael McD doesn't want his pension funded by some.....furriner. Although I'm sure he's built up a nice nestegg of back-handers over the years - maybe he doesn't need a pension?

Of course, knowing his views on women, he probably just wishes all us nice white Catholic girls would turn away from the evils of contraception and have a baby every nine months...
glitzfrau
May. 28th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
Yeah. Did you read Mark Steyn on Monday? His point exactly. Feminists are misguided, because (follow that reasoning!) women having abortions means fewer white babies being born means more Muslims immigrating means all of us feminists will be rightly sickened when we are forced into hijabs and clitordectomies by our Islamic overlords, just because we failed to breed.

He is pure evil.Wonder if he's a mate of Mick's?
socmot
May. 28th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
In all fairness I wouldn't swing that low.
Mick isn't evil. He's just completely up his own arse, selfish and ignorant to boot.

Steyn is just evil. I think he'd be more of a Justin Barret type.
socmot
May. 28th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
I'm now going to have to go home and take a shower. After defending McDowell, I feel dirty.
fromaway
May. 28th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
They just published that on Monday?

Either he's repeating himself or they're re-printing columns of his that appeared in the National Post here in Canada. He believes we have allowed abortion here out of "white guilt" or some shite like that.

The man is despicable.
biascut
May. 28th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it actually be terribly useful to have people return when they're eighteen? None of that pesky need to educate them or support them when they're minors: they just turn up when they're about to become productive members of society. Perfect!

What an arsehole.
stellanova
May. 28th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it actually be terribly useful to have people return when they're eighteen? None of that pesky need to educate them or support them when they're minors: they just turn up when they're about to become productive members of society. Perfect!


Hee, how true! Someone should point that out to our nice Minister. Who really is an arsehole, to say the least.
alices
May. 28th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
What always amuses me (and I do see this fairly frequently where I work) is the calibre of person who tends to argue against immigration. Prime example: Ned O'Flynn. Yes, what this country needs is to keep our gene pool pure so we can have many more generations of pasty-faced, jowly, inarticulate racists.
andypop
May. 29th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
What's this vote, exactly? Some kind of referendum on immigration?
stellanova
May. 30th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC)
No, it's about our citizenship laws. Under the current law, anyone born here automatically has the right to irish citizenship. According to racist fuckwits like our justice Minister, this means "hordes" of immigrants are turning up mere seconds before giving birth in order to have a nice Irish baby. Parents of Irish citizens are usually allowed stay here, and at the very least, their children have EU citizenship so they can go elsewhere in the EU. So the powers that be want to ammend the constitution to say that only children whose parents have lived here for at least three years have a right to citizenship. The whole thing is essentially based on the premise that black women are having too many babies here. It's just an excuse for racists to pretend they're not racists by spouting unfounded rubbish about the "strain" these people are imposing on the health service.
andypop
May. 30th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Lordy.

People are saying the BNP might get seats on the London Assembly in the forthcoming election here. Can't believe we still have to deal with this shit.
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