Here's a group that's at the same time scary, hilarious and perplexing. (Click at your own risk) Some sample comments:
It's easy, isn't it, to be some kind of smug liberal looking down on these people and taking the piss out of them for their spelling mistakes and their spinning-Dalek anger. But that wouldn't do a great deal of good, fun though it'd be, and indeed is. What would that achieve, other than giving us a sense of superiority over people who are clearly scared and angry?
Reading this kind of thing makes me sick and a little depressed. It makes me queasy that people could feel these things. And it makes me wonder whether the tabloid agendas about race and immigration, repeated ad nauseum to flog a few papers, have more serious consequences than simply reinforcing people's existing prejudices. Where do people get the idea that there are more minorities than whites in Britain? Why do people link Baa Baa Black Sheep being 'banned' with distorted crime figures in their arguments? Do the tabs have some role to play in bringing about this consciousness? I don't know, and I reckon no-one really knows the answer to that; but comments like that leave me feeling worried. But what if there were just the smallest chance that the tabloid agendas did create a false perception when it came to race, religion and immigration - what then?
Thanks to Tom for the tipoff!
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