You know earlier I was explaining why I moderate comments? Here are some good examples of why, underneath an article about Gurkhas 'overwhelming' military charities if they take up residency in the UK thanks to Joanna Lumley's campaign:
Yes, you read that right. All non-white people are 'non-standard issue'. Pink is the 'standard' colour for human beings, you see. And yes, immigrants are 'besmirching' our landscape.
LT also points out the difference between good immigrants (Gurkhas) and bad immigrants (everyone else):
That thought is quickly picked up and carried:
You see, certain types of immigrants have all done NOTHING for Britain. As opposed to those other brilliant types who have contributed such sparkling comments on Daily Mail stories. LT's view, however, that some immigrants should be allowed in is a little too mild for some commenters:
But others reserve particular venom for Joanna Lumley herself:
I imagine what will happen next is what usually happens with stories of this type. Having allowed this soup of witless cunts to outracist each other for a good while, comments will suddenly become suspended and will disappear into the ether, as if they never happened at all. The Mail will get to have its cake and eat it - set up the story (which isn't particularly unpleasant in itself, yet which presses a few of the hot buttons with phrases like 'influx' and 'overwhelmed'), get a ton of clicks from the usual suspects, then let the poison melt away like snowflakes, leaving no trace, as if it was never there.
It's a fairly smelly way of doing stuff - allowing loads of comments which you then withdraw at a future date. Unless the Mail thinks views like these are perfectly acceptable under its brand name and alongside its advertisers? But I don't think it does really. This fairly naked racism highlights why these commenters have come here - they know they're welcome, and it's not hard to see why, because others happily buy into the bollocks tabloid mythology about immigrants - you know, how those asylum seekers get given massive tellies and great big mansions and there's nothing anyone can do about it, the sort of stuff you read in the Mail on a regular basis:
I do agree with one thing: you have to wonder about the mentality of some people.
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