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“N-word” in the Woodpile: The Multicultural Language Minefield Blows Up Again

Our beautiful English language was created by people who were, by today’s standards, “racists,” although they were far from being obsessed with race. Now it is used largely by conscious “anti-racists” who are totally obsessed with race.

Essentially the timeline of the development and usage of the  English language mixes a lot of casual “racism” with painstaking “anti-racism” creating what I call the “multicultural language minefield,” where even the most innocent terms from the past can become problematic.

Take the case of Anne Marie Morris, the British MP for Newton Abbot, who has just been suspended from the Conservative (sic) Party after she was recorded using the traditional English phrase “Nigger in the woodpile.”

The question now is can the Tory Party throw her under the bus faster than the Labour Party can pile on her for political advantage.

But back to the phrase. While it etymologically stems from the “race relations” of previous generations, specifically referring to cases where Black fugitives were concealed in piles of wood, the phrase itself is not actually about Black people. It merely means something important that is not being acknowledged.

Then there is the much dreaded N-word. That, let me remind you, is simply Latin for “Black” and there is even a country named after it with a particularly healthy birth rate. Also, as brown-skinned people of Sub-Saharan descent like to call themselves “Black”—as in “Black is Beautiful,” “Black Power,” and “Black Lives Matter”— we can only assume that the prejudice against White people using the term is motivated by a weird kind of “Latinophobia.”

The non-racial meaning of the “woodpile” phrase is clear in Morris’s actual use of the term. She was actually talking about BREXIT, not race relations. The remark was recorded by the Huffington Post at a meeting at the East India Club, which itself is an interesting name. Given the tense state of race relations in the multicultural West, that too is probably racist, as it obviously implies “White Supremacy” over Asia.

So what did Morris actually say? After commenting that just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, she said:

“Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Now we get to the real nigger in the woodpile, which is, in two years what happens if there is no deal?”

Basically, apart from that colorful archaic phrase, this was a lot less controversial than, say, President Macron’s latest G20 statement.

To see how absurd this controversy is, you need to remove the question from the blinding glare of race. So, let’s look at a similar phrase, “skeleton in the closet.” Luckily she didn’t use that or she might be up on murder charges in PC loony Britcuckistan. Or how about “elephant in the room”? Possible animal cruelty charges?

The problem we have in the West is that literal words and phrases are given all sorts of connotations to emphasize their “oppressiveness” by the Left, while on the other side colourful metaphors are insisted on as being literal. This is exactly what happened when CNN got all triggered about the now famous wrestling meme. According to the Leftist mindset Ms. Morris only talked about BREXIT so that she could slip in some racism and non-White oppression.

Now, how would a sane non-political person look at this? OK, some case could be made that the phrase is both out of place in Britain, which never had a fully-functioning system of slavery (just starvation wages), and somewhat dated. It is clearly out-of-step with the multicultural experiment that we are still persevering with for a little bit longer.

But, given the fact that Mrs Morris was born in 1957, when most of Africa was still a British colony, and will die when most of it will probably be a Chinese colony, it is absurd to fanatically insist on linguistic political correctness in this madly Orwellian way.

At worst a mild “tut-tut” is what is required, followed by some wordless musing on how linguistically impoverished all this “cultural enrichment” is making us, as we mind our Ps and Cs (no longer Ps and Qs).

The real “N-word” in the woodpile here is the multicultural language minefield we are all forced to live in.

When one small linguistic misstep might see one’s political career or livelihood blown to smithereens, how many other little steps wither and die as a consequence?

 

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  1. SANDMAN XIV 13 July, 2017 at 17:45 Reply

    No pity for Europe, they saw what Forced Integration did to America over the past 50+ years- and they just went right ahead and let the same damn thing happen there. Now they are over run with Muslims and Africans and are in the process of being eaten alive and they haven’t a clue what to do. Here’s what will happen next-equality beyond your wildest nightmares , diversity by the multimillions coming to your shores, inclusion shoved down your throat ,acceptance of everything and anything till your driven insane and of course Tolerance of multiculturalism as it rips your society and culture to shreds. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f29b22c2b6c041671f94d788334f5000a4c9acef9c4c88b0d40fa14889ab7154.jpg

  2. Andrew Miller 13 July, 2017 at 12:00 Reply

    While I detest Theresa May, it’s worth noting that, due to her astounding own-goal in the recent election she chose to hold, she has little political capital to spend. From a shrewdly political POV, throwing this poor Morris lady under the bus is probably the wisest thing. It didn’t become tgis way overnight. It took generations of creeping Jewish supremacy.

  3. Hipster Racist 12 July, 2017 at 23:28 Reply

    I wish I could remember the exact quote, but some famous person once said that purpose of propaganda isn’t to define what is right or wrong, the purpose of propaganda is to fill the air with so many words, ordered in such a way that any deviation from the propaganda stick out almost immediately, just as someone speaking Chinese on a crowded bus full of English speakers would immediately draw attention.

    Jews are of course the best at this, TOO once did an article pointing out that Jews are perfectly happy if you talk about their noses – such stereotypes are harmless. They also enjoy cultivating a nebbish image ala Woody Allen (who isn’t like that in real life at all.)

    By filling their air with those stereotypes any discussion of Jews that falls outside of the stereotype immediately catches people off guard. The Seinfeld episode about the “anti-dentite” was a nice illustration of how it works.

  4. Marathon-Youth 12 July, 2017 at 11:49 Reply

    The “N” word is a small “peg” in a complex system to dismantle the power of the white man’s world . I will attempt to explain this system in a comment without being verbose. The best is by examples.

    -The age of the Colonial Empires have been demonized from the time they ended. But the power they had has now been transferred to the Jewish elite including the banks, armies and governments once under these empires. The problems of those Empires pales in comparison to the problems which have taken place post Colonial Empires, yet the Jews are not held to the same level of criticism.

    -White are accused of the evils of slavery, yet Black Lives Matter to Liberal thought demonizes the South demanding Confederate monuments be removed while thousands of blacks kill other blacks each year. There were over 8 thousand gun related deaths in America in 2014, where blacks account for the vast majority, yet it is more important to remove a Confederate monument than save black lives.

    -The West is held accountable for Global warming and world pollution. Yet the first world gives 100 billion dollars each year to the Green Climate Fund to the developing world to clean up their act which not only have they not done but pollution is getting worse in the 3rd world.

    -World War 2 is a testimony of orchestrated hatred against the white man for the “sin” of the Holocaust yet there were several real Holocausts in that war (Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Dresden, Hamburg, Berlin etc) that are never covered.

    I can include a long list of topics aimed against the White race and the European/American world whose main objective is to dismantle the white power structure. Individually these topics may address a genuine problem but they also end up dismantling the white power structure.

    We need to look at each topic and see if it also destroys traditional white power.

  5. McSwag 12 July, 2017 at 08:01 Reply

    Oh…she used a phrase. The papers were all bout the dreaded “N-word” …I thought she must have used the word literally. What a f**king joke the ‘Conservatives’ are….total cowards.