Following the comments made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan made in September 2016 that terrorism was ‘part and parcel of city life’ a wave of undeserved criticism and typically racist fueled vitriol emerged from the extreme right wing of the UK, which in these post-Brexit days, has been sadly revealed to be the norm for any place in the UK which is not London.
His comments last year cautioning Londoners to remain ‘vigilant’ and that living in London they have got to be prepared for ‘these sorts of things’ were met with just the sort of knee-jerk racism which one must expect from a country where racist white people are still permitted to live in large numbers.
Rapes and acid attacks are a normal part of the multicultural excitement of city life. Again we are not suggesting in any way that rapes, bombings and acid attacks bring any real cultural benefit or add to the vibrancy of a bustling capital but without doubt there is a reason young people from around the world come to London, from the sleepy towns and villages in their home counties, from the capitals of Europe which are usually yawning and ready for bed by 11pm. A certain sense of danger has always had an appeal within the popular culture, ‘life fast and die young’ was one of the great cultural memes of the post war period when young people. Without doubt, many people are indeed fulfilling the 50’s youth utopia of living fast and dying young, stabbed to death outside tube stations or having sulfuric acid thrown in their face. People come to London for the excitement and unpredictable rough and tumble of city life.
London is home to 300 different and distinct languages and cultural values. This has helped the city to transform from a run down, safe, affordable national capital city, into the bustling, busy buzzing international megapolis which it is today that houses, feeds and employs people who are mostly from somewhere else in the world. It is no longer a mere national capital, but instead a capital and safe haven for the poor, uneducated and jobless, to find opportunity and a high standard of living, subsidized by the UK taxpayer in order to assuage his guilt for the cruel and oppressive British Empire, which brought an end to the international boon of slavery, forced transport infrastructure, jobs and education onto most of the known world.
Few Londoners would agree to lose their famous Brick Lane Indian restaurants run by Pakistanis, or their post pub kebabs, or their shops open all day on Sunday for when they run out of Rizlas and Fanta, where would London be without the excitement of rubbing shoulders with London’s gang communities? and if you’re lucky you might even see them engage in their traditional rites of stabbing up members of rival gangs.
There are few place normal pale white members of the public can get so close to the possibility of actual live gang violence and London here beats Europe. While the famously racist Europeans tend to confine such people to remote inaccessible suburbs where they can only beat burn and stab each other, in London uniquely are these vibrantly violent and ingeniously dangerous people fully integrated into the general life of the city where they carry out their indigenous ethnic traditional rites of passage within the framework of a modern busy megapolitan environment.
Former member of Hackney’s infamous Holly Street and Love of Money street gangs, gang member turned police advisor Gwenton Stoley has made the claim along with the Metropolitan police that that the recent spate of horrifying acid attacks being carried out across the capital are connected to fruit of this cultural tradition of gang initiation, of the passage from the innocence of childhood to assuming the full responsibilities and duties of becoming a man. If we condemn such traditions then are we not guilty of racism and a sense of innate white superiority and the worst excesses of the times of the British Empire which subjugated, educated and created infrastructure for most of the third world?
We at the Accredited Times would like to champion Mayor Sadiq Khan and show our unreserved support and go one further regarding all the latest hullabaloo about gang rapes and disfiguring acid attacks taking place within a multicultural context throughout the UK. This is by no means any attempt to make light of rape, after all, over a million rapes are carried out EVERY DAY by chauvinistic men raping women by opening car doors and raping away their strong female ability to be empowered by opening their own car doors, but sometimes in the quest for racial stereotyping and mass racist hysteria it is often the case that being too critical can be one step away from the Nazi Goose-Step.