racist tram lady

What has the world come to when people agree with racist tram lady?

When people commenting on the youtube video of the ‘racist tram lady‘ and agree with her, it makes you wonder what kind of world are we living in?

It is one thing that a woman with a child on her lap spurts racism on a tram. That I have already responded to in a previous post.

But when some of those commenting on the incident can see where she’s coming from? Now that’s scary.

Fellow blogger Rae on ‘I’m a diva nerd’ wrote a commendable post in response to Emma West’s rant titled ‘An open letter to Emma West, the racist on the tram.’

But some of the comments the post received were quite shockingly outrageous! One bigot by the name of Bill commented, “If we were given the choice, we would not now be a multi-cultural country.”

It gets worse. He later said, “the British destroyed the NATIVE Indians and their land, and now we British and our land are being destroyed.”

“I think it can be blamed on a general degeneration of society, which immigration has contributed towards,” he commented.

Rae managed to bounce back with further comments in the debate. But to know that people in Britain still truly believe this kind of thing is true makes me and like-minded people uneasy.

A youtube user SeekTheSeventh said, “I can’t decide which is better, the fact she said what millions others are think or her face at the end of the video.”

And SeekTheSeventh might be right. We don’t know how many people think this way. People who are polite to our faces, and are internally cursing our existence?

Possibly the most shocking of all, and most probably a BNP/EDL member, was this one by youtube user rcfdx:

“IMMIGRATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.

– DEPORT all the two million plus who are here illegally;

– DEPORT all those who commit crimes and whose original nationality was not British

– REVIEW all recent grants of residence or citizenship to ensure they are still appropriate

– OFFER grants to those of foreign descent resident here who wish to leave permanently

– STOP all new immigration except for exceptional cases

– REJECT ALL asylum seekers/NIGGERS who passed safe countries on their way to Britain”.

I don’t think I need to mention how wrong the ‘N’ word is, but as for the rest of the comment, it sounds like a BNP and EDL manifesto. It fails to recognise that people in need do come to the UK for a safe place to stay and genuinely do so. It also marks people like myself (those of foreign descent resident here), though born in the UK, as foreigners. What would happen to the UK if what this person wanted actually happened? It would fall apart.

Anyone who dares to pretend that this kind of ranting is expressing one’s right to ‘freedom of speech‘ must be clinically insane. This is outright racism, and it is illegal. Fingers crossed that the police don’t let this one slip. An example has to be made of the ‘racist tram lady’, to show others like her that they are wrong.

Correction: SeekTheSeventh had not intended the comment to agree with the ‘racist tram lady’. They in fact had wanted to express the opposite. Thanks for emailing me.

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From one Brit to another: response to ‘racist tram lady’

Tram Lady,

Firstly, I am British. If I were on that tram when you were performing your bigoted speech, you probably would have shouted “and you’re not English either, are ya?” at me too. But I was born and brought up in Kent.

Personally, I still consider those who have lived in the UK for a while, and who have become a part of our society, as fellow Brits. But there is no argument when it comes to whether people like me (non-white Brits) are British or not. Of course we are.

I love MY Britain. A Britain which is decades ahead of where your conscience seems to be stuck. Today’s Britain is trying to be and should be a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds, that combine to make a strong and active nation. But thanks to people like you, it’s impossible to unite.

What have you done for “your Britain”? Not that I like to make assumptions, but in the intoxicated state you were in, I doubt very much.

What have people like me done for our Britain is more the question. Like-minded white and non-white British people are doctors, teachers, engineers, policemen, firemen. We are an irreplaceable part of British society.

Watching you slur your vile words while your son sits on your lap, made me feel physically sick. Don’t ever utter the words “freedom of speech“. Thankfully, even someone you do consider to be English, told you that you were wrong. And for the sake of irony, I hope the policeman who arrested you was black.