..and by doing a quick search on the Internet – there is a crucial by-election only days away. I mean is this guy for real, playing the racial card now when an election is just around the corner?
I’m sure most of you have heard by now the comments by Jack Straw, if you haven’t then click here.
Jack Straw this really is your last straw, as his party wavering support from the Pakistani Community in reduces even more – his new tactic is to give them the boot and play the racial card in the hope of gaining White votes in this by-election. This is a cheap publicity/political stunt and a stunt which will cost his dearly both with his party election results and his reputation (or what was left of it).
Instead of dealing with the breakdown of our society, detachment of children from their parents due to many factors we demonise an entire race group. Our society has been collapsing for decades and factors such as binge drinking, drug abuse and increase in drug dealing in the street as added a layer of detachment from our family values – values which should hold families together, neighbours together and whole communities together. Jack Straw has simplified this social problem into a racial one few days before a by-election.
Is he really saying that white people and people of other ethnicity do not traffic in White Women or take advantage of vulnerable white girls – who Jack refers to as ‘Easy Meat’? That this problem exists just in Pakistani communities and we should all watch out for this or even better get their communities to deal with it?
This guy needs a reality check, and quickly too. Politicians need to behave responsibly and with accountability. If Jack Straw was so sure of his views then I’d like to see some statistics to back up this claims but I guess Jack Straw hasn’t gone that far, as doing so would take valuable time away from his party by-election campaign – so a cheap racial political motivated publicity stunt might just give him them result they need – he then can apologise later.
Pakistani Men vs White Girls
Jack Straw has made this to be a ‘them’ vs ‘us’ again. A decent politician who has a good head on his shoulders would stand up for all vulnerable people (boy and girls, white or black, and people of different colour) against people who take advantage of them. But Jack Straw is not standing up for vulnerable people against sex offenders.
Instead, Jack Straw is standing up for ‘White Girls’ against ‘Pakistani Men’ and if you’re not a white girl but are vulnerable then there is no hope for you. As many critics have put it – he is turning this into a question of race when we have no evidence of race playing any part in this. It’s similar in saying ALL Catholics are paedophiles, because child abuse is rampant within the priesthood.
A social problem not a racial problem
While I don’t deny that men of different ethnicity can carry out such crime at the same time I cannot see how Pakistani men can be singled out here. The crime which is committed is terrible, horrific and cannot be justified – but some social elements have contributed to this. In such cases these criminals are stronger people because their victims have poor support networks, poor relationships and little or no security and help from their parents or guardians, or good role models.
One obvious problem is the reason why it is possible for poor, insufficient social systems to continue and not improve. Why no effort is made in educating families in improving ties with their children, try to reduce the gap between vulnerable people and their families. The social systems have set the mindsets of many who say ‘Children who take drugs, or who are prostitutes, or who have behavioural problems’ are the reasons why we are having a social collapse and getting worse.
But if you step back for a moment and take a fresh look at it all again – you will realise that too often, people simply do not stop to realise that Children have no say in where they are born, or how they are raised – but by the time they are old enough and wise enough to choose ‘who or what they want to be’ their choices are limited or shaped by their life experiences.
These are causes of a poor social system and not root causes, and while people continue to have such mindsets vulnerable people will continue to be exploited by anyone not just Pakistani Men, and they will continue to be mistreated and badly let down by poor social systems which we do not have the will power to change.
The Pakistani parents in England are part of your society much like everyone else is – they share the same concerns as their white counter parts and instead of driving them apart (like Jack Straw is trying to do for political gains) we should bring the two communities together and united under a common cause – to protect all children from drugs, alcohol abuse, crime and other evil. The use of words by Jack Straw such as ‘easy meat’ is vile and offensive to white people – I’d hope he would show more respect in describing the problem. Jack Straw contradicts himself by also stating that the sex offenders wings of most prisons are “overwhelmingly white” – Can you elaborate on that a little more Mr Straw? Let’s not forget Jack Straw belongs to a party who gave us the Story of WMD in Iraq and the ability to assemble such technology in 0.45 minutes – some duff information which took us into a war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
So in the interest of climate change I think Jack Straw is letting our too much hot air.