Thursday, 19 November 2015

No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

One of the more perplexing features of modern society is the compulsion of white liberals to denigrate their race, their culture and their country. An example of this mindset is the determination of the liberal media to promote the notion that today’s politically correct multicultural world is morally superior to the supposedly reactionary society of the past, particularly the two decades after the end of World War II. One facet of this is the increasing use of the phrase 'No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs' to stigmatise a whole generation for their callousness and insensitivity. It is amazing how a myth can be created on little or no evidence, yet still acquire widespread acceptance by an incurious public. How many people have actually seen such a sign? Virtually nobody. How many people believe such a sign used to be widespread in the bad old days? A very large number appear to do so.

An example of how this myth is perpetuated was shown in the BBC TV programme Turn Back Time: The Family, which transported modern families, with different income and social backgrounds, back in time to live successively in Edwardian and later 20th century periods through to the 1970s. Set in three houses of differing sizes at the Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe, the concept was an original one and the whole series was most watchable. For the last two programmes, covering the 1960s and 1970s, a West Indian family was introduced into one of the houses, with much emphasis on the prejudice faced by the new arrivals. Racial prejudice also came up in one of the episodes of Inspector George Gently. Set in late 1960s Newcastle, the story involved the violent death of a young West Indian woman, and the search for her killer.

The BBC rarely passes over an opportunity to parade its liberal credentials. Both TV programmes made much of the display of the 'No Irish No Blacks No Dogs' sign. In Turn Back Time it was shown in the window of a house for rent with the shocked West Indian family looking on in disbelief. In Inspector George Gently it was placed in the window of a lodging house by an openly racist landlady. In both programmes several opportunities were taken to portray the majority of white people of the time as ignorant bigoted racists with the West Indians as their innocent victims.

The impression deliberately fostered was that rented housing in England was awash with this notorious sign during the 1960s. This however is a myth, and is used shamelessly by liberals to rewrite history. From firsthand experience this blog can confirm that such a sign was never sighted at that time in London where most West Indians were settled. There would have been no cause to display it in Morecambe, where the number of West Indians would have been virtually zero during this period. Of all the large English cities Newcastle was the one with the lowest West Indian population, again the numbers are likely to be near zero. Research on Google Images reveals the same solitary photo showing this sign at a B & B establishment which appears to be a small terraced house. This presumably is the sole source of this legend which for decades liberals have deceitfully milked for all it is worth.

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