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    Is Morrissey a Racist?

    He has often spoken of his hatred for reggae, and he often waxes nostalgic about the "good old days" of pre-immigration England.

    Another interesting detail is the fact that Morrissey issued a press release on his album "Maladjusred" under the pseudonym "Stoney Hando" -- interesting choice for a name (who's seen Romper Stomper?)

    Also, many of Morrissey's lyrics have been interpreted as racist (such as "Asian Rut" and "National Front Disco").

    However I think "Bengali in Platforms" is the only one of his songs that I can think of that can be interpreted as "racist":

    Bengali, Bengali
    Bengali, Bengali
    No no no
    He does not want to depress you
    Oh no no no no no
    He only wants to impress you
    Oh..

    Bengali in platforms
    He only wants to embrace your culture
    And to be your friend forever
    Forever


    Bengali, Bengali
    Bengali, Bengali
    Oh, shelve your Western plans
    And understand
    That life is hard enough when you belong here


    A silver-studded rim that glistens
    And an ankle-star that ... blinds me
    A lemon sole so very high
    Which only reminds me; to tell you
    Break the news gently
    Break the news to him gently
    "Shelve your plans; shelve your plans, shelve them"


    Bengali, Bengali
    It's the touchy march of time that binds you
    Don't blame me
    Don't hate me
    Just because I'm the one to tell you


    That life is hard enough when you belong here
    That life is hard enough when you belong here
    Oh...
    Shelve your Western plans
    Oh...
    Shelve your Western plans
    'Cause life is hard enough when you belong
    Life is hard enough when you belong here
    Oh...
    Shelve your Western plans
    Oh...
    Shelve your best friends
    'Cause life is hard when you belong here
    Oh...
    Life is hard enough when you belong

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    I must look into this artist's work.
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    How ironic. Ten minutes after starting the thread, I found this.

    :speechles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    How ironic. Ten minutes after starting the thread, I found this.

    :speechles
    Morosey is just a part of the self-loving leftie, moral high-horse but oh-so-cynical, clever-me scene we have here.
    A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors
    will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    I found this.
    : I love how they manage to link racism and fascism without an explanation. It's remarkable!

    I wonder if the people who are "uniting against fascism" honestly don't know what's going on, or, are willingly contributing to the death of the only democratic party in Britain?

    eyes:

    I suppose they're equally worthless either way; they fight a losing battle for reasons they likely do not even know. The height of worthlessness.

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    When will you people stop looking in the various accepted subcultures and mainstream media for something that is not there ? There is NO "hidden racialists" or any other such in what you see on the tv, hear on the radio or read in the paper or books stemming from the mainstream.

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    Yes, but there just might be potential...

    3/4 of the audience of these guys are "ethnocentric people". Or backwood redneck racists if you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stig NHF
    When will you people stop looking in the various accepted subcultures and mainstream media for something that is not there ? There is NO "hidden racialists" or any other such in what you see on the tv, hear on the radio or read in the paper or books stemming from the mainstream.
    Pop musicians and other entertainers are people. And as such they have varied opinions. To say that no mainstream pop stars can possibly be racialists is like saying that no supermarket cashiers can ever be racist.

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    Oh well, saves me the trouble of starting a kazaa search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    Pop musicians and other entertainers are people. And as such they have varied opinions. To say that no mainstream pop stars can possibly be racialists is like saying that no supermarket cashiers can ever be racist.
    In Britain mainstream pop stars aim their products in a certain way, in order to be successful. Anything not P.C. will never make it into the mainstream. Yes, they can be cynical and critical, but within set criteria.
    Any musicians who are outside of this category will find it virtually impossible to get recording contracts.
    They remain obscure and shunned, perhaps even prosecuted.
    A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors
    will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents.

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