Another naïve white momentarily forgets about the sacredness of blacks, and has her career ruined
Jumper Voula Papachristou has been ejected from Greece’s Olympics team for saying on Twitter,
“With so many Africans in Greece … At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!”
A nothing joke, a garden variety, harmless joke, a joke that does not contain any actual negative statement about anyone, and it gets a woman thrown off her country’s Olympics squad, just before the opening of the Games that she has spent years preparing for.
I did not know that the Greeks were so PC. I thought they were tough types, not hysterical liberal weenies.
As I was reading the story, my jaw was literally (not figuratively) hanging open, not because I was shocked that this would happen, and not because I didn’t know that anyone in a mainstream position who says anything in public under his own name that is in the slightest degree “iffy” about blacks is taking his livelihood and his future in his hands, but because, for a few moments, I was at a loss as to how to respond to it. What do you say about a society (Western society) in which you don’t have to say anything actually negative, anything actually biased about a protected group, particularly blacks, to have your career and place in society destroyed, you just have to tell a garden variety joke? A society in which, even if you issue the most profound apology for your garden variety joke, as Papachristou did, that will not rehabilitate you? No. In liberal society, the society that worships not God but the nonwhite Other, there is no forgiveness.
Hannon, who sent the article, writes:
Further into the article she is quoted citing the basis of regret of those who step out of line with modern liberalism:LA replies:
Her joke was not an act of discrimination against anyone, it was a joke. At worst it was in questionable taste. But if you mention blacks in any context which has the slightest negative implication (such as referencing the large number of Africans in Greece in any other way than to celebrate them, or to joke about African mosquitos eating African “food”), that is considered discriminatory, and once you have committed a discriminatory act, you are dead meat.
This incident suggests yet another rule that whites should follow as they make their way through BRA (Black-Run America), or is it now BRW (Black-Run World)?LA replies:
I will copy this and add it to the entry, “VFR’s rules on how to protect yourself from black violence and white political correctness.”Paul K. replies:
I note that some readers are disturbed by these rules, thinking that they show we are caving in to PC and BRA. The point, though, is to show clearly the limits that liberalism has placed on our speech and behavior. Of course it shouldn’t be this way, and it needn’t be this way forever, but it is this way now. And, until we absorb the implications of that fact, we will not resist it. Thus, adding new rules to take into account as-yet-unanticipated restrictions, as after the Voula Papachristou incident, serves to remind us that every day we are surrendering more and more of our liberty.LA replies:
I just want to repeat Paul’s key idea, that the point of articulating these rules is not only to help protect ourselves from PC, but to dramatize the limits that liberalism has already placed on our speech and behavior.Gordon writes:
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