Simple Minded wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:Sanders is pretty white, but he is also the only candidate with a civil rights arrest record. I don't think trying to make him look like a bigot will work.
I never thought the phrase angry white man sounded bigoted, to me it just sounds like someone who time has passed by.
The beauty of modern tech is you can throw out anything "Bernie eats children!" "They caused my problem!" "The devil (or the inanimate object) made me do it!" and 5% or so will buy it.
5% is enough to swing elections. Which is why "they" are always courting the craziest 5%!
If Clapton is God, shouldn't we be voting for Clapton?
If I can get federally matching funds, I'm getting in. I'm gonna restage Woodstock and blow all the other old hippies out of the water.
Musicians are a sensitive lot, but Mr.Clapton is beyond normal in that regard. From what can be gathered through sources, he was always crying and blubbering at any sign of conflict or adversity. The man has no backbone stressful situations.
Besides, taken from his wikiquote, he has this in his past [I added the bold text]:
Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands. Wogs I mean, I'm looking at you. Where are you? I'm sorry but some genuflecting wog...Arab grabbed my wife's bum, you know? Surely got to be said, yeah this is what all the genuflecting foreigners and wogs over here are like, just disgusting, that's just the truth, yeah. So where are you? Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country. You genuflecting (indecipherable). I don't want you here, in the room or in my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch's our man. I think Enoch's right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I'm into racism. It's much heavier, man. genuflecting wogs, man. genuflecting Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and genuflecting Jamaicans and genuflecting (indecipherable) don't belong here, we don't want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don't want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don't want genuflecting wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for genuflect's sake? We need to vote for Enoch Powell, he's a great man, speaking truth. Vote for Enoch, he's our man, he's on our side, he'll look after us. I want all of you here to vote for Enoch, support him, he's on our side. Enoch for Prime Minister! Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!
-Quoted in Rebel Rock by J. Street. First Edition (1986). Oxford: Basil Blackwell. pp. 74-75. Street's sources are editions of the New Musical Express, Melody Maker and the Guardian and Times newspapers from the time. Other Sources: Virgin Media: Clapton's Shocking Rant Guardian Unlimited: The Ten Right-Wing Rockers. These statements were allegedly made on stage by a heavily drunk Clapton during a concert in Birmingham, UK, in 1976. Clapton is referring to British anti-immigration Conservative MP Enoch Powell. Clapton made similar further comments to the audience later in the evening. Clapton has never denied making these statements and has refused to apologise for his remarks or distance himself from them, although he denies that his views are racist and states that he is merely an opponent of mass immigration. This incident was the main inspiration for the formation of Rock Against Racism.
Clapton went into a rap about Enoch. His initial line was "Enoch's right — I think we should send them back." I don't think he said "nigger" he said "wogs". He definitely said, "Keep Britain White". Nobody cheered, but after he played another song, he did the same again. It was extraordinary — but he stood there being overtly offensive and racist. I was completely mystified as to why this man playing black music would behave this way.
-Author Caryl Philips, referring to the aforementioned Birmingham concert in 1976, at which Phillips was present. Quoted by author Robin Denselow in When The Music Stopped: The Story of Political Pop, Faber and Faber (1989), pp. 138-139.
"I used to be into dope, now I'm into racism. It's much heavier, man." is one of my favorite quotes.