I’m absolutely ****ing sick of this. You’ll have to excuse me but I’ve been holding this rant in for years.
In our era of wokeness there remains one group of human beings who are still almost fair game for vilification. It is almost socially acceptable. Most people will know exactly what I mean. I’m ashamed to say I have (former) friends in different friendship groups who will go into war to repress criticism of certain communities or religions and I don’t necessarily have a problem with that.
However, after a few drinks and other things they will have no problem dropping, to quote a few....
“That’s so Jewish”
“Him and his Jew nose”
“We need to talk about all these Jews”
“FIFA tournament- no Jew goals though”
Look at the comment section on the LCFC Facebook page when they recognise Jewish holidays. So much hate. And then there’s the Labour Party.....
Even today I’m seeing so much support for Wiley on social media with comments like “Big up my man Wiley” and “Real talk” etc etc People who just last a couple of weeks ago were holding signs with messages like “we are all equal” etc. His comments were not aimed at Israel so people can’t use the anti-Zionism excuse either.
Im sick of the hypocrisy. I want to see protests and riots. I want to see confirmation that the PL stand firmly against anti-semitism, and I want to see Twitter reprimanded for their appallingly slow response.
remember, silence is violence and if you don’t speak out against it then YOU are part of the problem.
I have ties to the Jewish community through my girlfriend, and some of the more sinister anti-semitism they have suffered is truly disgusting and VERY frequent. Jewish schools have to hire private security firms for god sake. Graves are vandalised almost weekly etc. Overt displays of racism like this are usually global news.
Wiley MBE is a hugely influential figure, right at the top of the hierarchy for grime music. Dare I question whether there is an issue of systemic anti-semitism in grime?