Baroness Thatcher: Queer News

I had dinner last night with a very gay man. Amongst the veritable rainbow of queer subjects we discussed were faggots, camping and how we have lost the use of some words; of how these words had been hijacked by various sections of society and in doing so, making it almost forbidden to use some words in everyday speech if you do not belong to that particular group.

I, for one, intend to start reusing them. What’s queer about that?

Should we no longer call a spade a spade? Why not? It’s a spade. So call it a spade. On the subject of spades, my Grandmother frequently described my grandfather as being as black as the Ace of Spades after he returned from work at the coal face. (This was after his shower…). Coal is black, as is the Ace of Spades. It is not wrong to describe something as black when it’s black. To put this into a real life example… if there is one black man in the room and his name is John, why, when asked which man is John, does the poor politically correct person being asked reply “he’s in the corner speaking to the guy with the blue eyes. Why not just say, “John? He’s the black guy in the corner.”

Last week, a woman was banned from using the home delivery service at the Sainsbury’s store in North London. Mrs Marian Burke, a 73 year old osteoporosis suffering racist, called the store and spoke with a manager about the “lovely delivery man” who also happened to be a “coloured gentleman”.

No. I don’t see this as being racist either. Perhaps he didn’t introduce himself or perhaps she couldn’t pronounce his name. Perhaps he was a Welsh man with the Christian name (yes, that’s right, a Christian name) of Aelhaeran. Good luck with that one.

Yes, what she was doing was using a quaintly polite adjective to describe the person to whom she was referring. Someone forgot to tell the 73 year old Mrs Burke to add the word “of” in order to make the phrase politically correct. Perhaps ‘Gentleman of Colour’ may fit today’s standards of politically correct newspeak but the Marxists have not yet succeeded in their indoctrination of the complete population. Maybe Haringey Council could offer an ‘English for Speakers of English’ course alongside their ‘English for Speakers of other Languages’ course in order to enable their pensioners, hereafter to be known as ‘Persons of Age’, to be more socially accepted within the communities in which they have lived for all of their lives. A re-education class, not unlike those offered in Cambodia circa 1976, on how to be a more tolerant and not casually racist member of a multi whatever society.

Heaven forbid that we should be more tolerant toward older members of our society that sometimes can barely remember the names of their own great grandchildren let alone the nuances of the ever changing maelstrom of offending no one and clarifying nothing.

When did this happen? When did the gradual drip of politically correct language flood this country? It used to be polite to use the word ‘coloured’. We are after all different shades. Even us Asians. And us Whites. And us Blacks. And every hue in between.

On a related note, why do newspapers and police issue descriptions of suspects or ‘Persons of Interest’ stating that they are looking for a person of ‘Asian appearance’? In their politically correct world of inoffensive drivel, instead of a concise description, they have the general public (Persons of General) looking for one person who might have an Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Thai, Russian, Mongol, Polynesian, Micronesian even Artesian (amongst others) appearance. That’s not a very concise description, really. In fact, I would describe the description as a ‘Waste Of Time’.

So… Pick up the cudgel of the spade, embrace the queer, take the faggot by the horns and write these words large upon the greatest blackboard one can find. Reclaim the richest language in the world, free from fear of offending someone; anyone; everyone. It is not the word used, it is the intent behind it.

A Spade

12 comments on “Baroness Thatcher: Queer News

  1. grumpyoldmanuk
    November 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    You could also sounded off about the hi-jacking of the word, “Gay”‘ meaning lighthearted and care-free, brutally raped of it’s meaning by some of the most miserable, self-obsessed, overwrought people on God’s Earth. What’s wrong with the good old English word, “Quean”, to describe same-sex aficionados ? “Quean Pride” works, doesn’t it?

    • Eve Spence
      November 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      I had similar thoughts at the theatre a couple of nights ago watching Noel Coward’s “Design for Living” on hearing the word “gay” used throughout the play.

    • Eve Elizabeth
      November 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

      I had the same thoughts myself at the theatre a couple of nights ago watching Noel Coward’s “Design for Living” and hearing the word “gay” used with its former meaning.

  2. Simon Roberts
    November 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Reading between the lines of that Daily Mail story, it looks like they were looking for an excuse to sever the relationship and were just using “racism” as the excuse.

    On the wider issue however, this is all about removing cultural barriers to immigration and, in turn, dilution of national identities.

    If the only language that one can use to describe immigrants is obsequious, then one becomes subordinate to the target. Cultural Marxists would of course argue that the new language merely redresses imbalance – but we know that for them “the issue is never the issue”.

    The problem, as always, is that the general populace is too dim realise this and so the destruction of Anglo-Saxon culture continues apace.

  3. jazz606
    November 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    In my 1965 Fowler’s Modern English Usage :-

    queer. It has become dangerous to apply this apparently innocent adjective to a person, since, as a noun, it is now a slang euphemism for a homosexual.

    gay doesn’t (yet) get a mention.

    Homosexuals and Lesbians (amongst others) are vastly over represented in the media compared with the general population which gives them too much influence.

  4. udontknowme
    November 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    In this bizarro world it would probably be “John, he’s over there in the corner talking to the white guy”.

  5. therealguyfaux
    November 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    I had occasion once to be in a conversation in which I referred to having seen tunnellers emerging from a worksite “looking like Al Jolson.”

    I was later informed that a black man who had been listening was none too pleased, and the person conveying this news to me asked me, “What in the Hell did you mean?”

    I replied, “I meant that I saw a group of white men whose faces were covered in dust, which greatly darkened their skin, to where they were reminiscent of Al Jolson.” Not a racial slur by any stretch, unless the mere mention of Al Jolson is per se racist. (Frankly, I find Al Jolson to be rather laughable in this day and age, as opposed to being offensive— but of course, he “co-opted the culture” of the black entertainer, and that, of course, is a capital offence, in some circles.)

  6. kevinsmith2013
    November 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Unless offence was intended, it shoudn’t be offensive. We all sort of know some words if used in mixed company will be seen as offensive, and so should avoid those words, unless you intend to be offensive and provocative.
    Frankly I’m sick of it, is it really acceptable that we all go around all the time with our diversity radars on and fully up to date? I want to be able to refer to that black guy, that coloured guy, that Asian guy, knowing that in no way do I intend any offence to that person.

  7. shorelark
    November 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Hi BT; I am an occasional northern visitor to the Welsh coast, On one such occasion I ventured into a chip shop, where I ordered the faggots, peas and chips, with gravy. Having read these words directly from the menu on the wall, the ensuing discussion took an unexpected turn.

    Fortunately a Yorkshire couple intervened to translate my request, and the incident ended amicably. It’s put me off faggots for life though..

  8. Gorgon Zola
    November 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    What does “Marxism” have to do with this?

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