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Comments in response to an article by Pauline Neville-Jones:

Fight radicalisation [and extremism] with inclusiveness


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It's time we recognised that it is the state's own extreme racial ideology of enforced "colourblindness", of "race doesn't matter", except to "racists", which is responsible for the madness of mass immigration into our already, natively and unsustainably, overpopulated subcontinent and for creating a multiethnic society and melting pot which the vast majority of people, if they were  honest about it, did not and still do not want, not least because they do not identify with it as THEIR own nation. In truth, such a society is not a nation at all (not if you accept the OED definition of the word*), but rather, an ENVIRONMENT, which the state, ever since its inception back in the Middle Ages, facilitates the exploitation of to the advantage of its dominant elites, to which those in politics and the media, of course, belong.
What is the source of this extreme "ideology of colourblindness", of indifference to ethnic difference, when ethnicity has been shown to be the first thing, next to gender, most people notice about a stranger; of "race doesn't matter", i.e. is of no social or political significance, except to evil "racists", when of course it matters, to anyone wanting a deep and meaningful sense of personal and group identity, i.e. a deep, genuine and committed sense of national identity, as opposed to the superficial and mercenary citizenship and identity offered by the British "state".
This ideology of "colourblindness", I suggest, was initially an understandable overreaction to the horrors of Nazi racial ideology, which effectively it is the exact, but equally extreme, opposite of. Because the Nazis attributed inhumane and hateful meanings to race and ethnicity, the immediate response was to insist that race and ethnicity should have no meaning (certainly no social or political importance) at all. Which is complete nonsense, contradicting healthy human nature, which is as much tribal as it is social. And what are race and ethnicity a striking indication of, if not of one's tribe and nation . . ?!
But instead of acknowledging the social and political importance of race and ethnicity, the moral high ground was claimed for denying it, which was then used massively and ruthlessly for political advantage. Either you denied the importance of race and feigned "colourblindness" (you won't get a job in politics or the media unless you do) or were branded a "racist".

Politicians had to prove their "anti-racist", i.e. colourblind, credentials by advocating (or, at least, not opposing) mass immigration from Commonwealth countries and the creation of a multiethnic society, which also suited the state and capital for the cheap labour it provided.

By continuing to deny (including to oneself) and suppress as "racist" the social and political importance of race and ethnicity the mainstream political parties are making a genuinely racist backlash inevitable.

*  OED definition of NATION:

A large aggregate of people so closely associated with each other by factors such as COMMON DESCENT, language, CULTURE, HISTORY, and occupation of the same territory as to be identified as a DISTINCT PEOPLE [my capitals].