Gypsy Boy, racist? What would they make of Leonard Cohen nowadays

leonard-cohen                                                       Gypsy boy? No, Leonard Cohen

The Islington screechers get more and more ridiculous in their quest for things to be offended by. Racism is their favourite offensive thing (which is sad because few of them understand what racism actually is.

The latest offensive incident involving racism took place during a rugby match between England and Wales, a fixture in which passions usually run high.

During the game, England prop Joe Marler was filmed shouting at Wales front-row Samson Lee: “Hey, gypsy boy.” Lee comes from a Traveller background, so it was perhaps an unpleasant thing for Marler to say. The video of Marler’s shout spread across the web and led to much Twittering about racist attitudes in rugby.

Marler apologised to Lee at half-time, Lee accepted his apology. Lee also accepted that Marler wasn’t being racist in his use of the G-word. End of story.

Unfortunately when the Islington Screechers  (aka The Loony Left) latch onto a racism story it isn’t over for them until someone has been crucified. You see these people are such hypocrites and capable of such extremes of moral relativism that when a black or Muslim person kills a white person they will find a way to justify the crime on the grounds that minorities have been marginalised by ‘White priviege,’ but if a white male utters a mildly offensive word or phrase in the heat of the moment, it is a crime on a par with the holocaust, the slaughter of orthodox Christians by The Ottoman Empire or The Albigensian Crusade.

And so nearly a week later it is still not over. Marler and Lee may have done the grown-up, gentlemanly thing of shaking hands and moving and moving on. But the lefties and Politically Correct Thought Police, whose raison d etre is taking offence on behalf of people who are not offended, or turning every utterance of an un-PC word into an occasion for national wailing and gnashing of teeth, is anything but grown-up or gentlemanly. They are emotionally retarded, attention seeking arrested adolescents.

I wonder what they would have made of Leonard Cohen.

Come over to the window, my little darling
I’d like to try to read your palm
I used to think I was some kind of Gypsy boy
Before I let you take me home
from So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen (lyrics)(video)

I’d say there’s less change of that ever being played on a BBC radio station in the future than there is of them having a Gary Glitter tribute  day.

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