When I was younger, I had a habit of being banned from libraries ! How rock and roll!
Mainly because I would forget to take books back, forget about the fine and end up owing about £25 and thus deciding that said £25 was better spent in Topshop. It’s not something I’m proud of and I would like to offer a public apology to the library services in Peterborough and Lincoln.
What I won’t be apologising for however, is getting banned from a Facebook group, albeit temporally,for calling out blatant racism and challenging the thinking of small minded morons who are still living in the 50s.
Now, you know me I don’t mind people having a rant online; I do it and I think it’s good for the soul to have an outlet. I love how social media can connect us with like minded people, make our voices heard and help us make connections for the good.
So on my villages local “community” site we had a post that read a bit like this
“Walking along street saw people at bus stop drinking beer, and talking on phone in foreign accents. When I walked by ten mins later pavement was converted in spit, dirty foreigners go back to where you came from”
Now this isn’t a direct quote to protect the small minded racist; but the language is the same.
Do I condone spitting? No
Do I think it’s cool to be drinking alcohol on a street where children are? No
Are these people just ill mannered and inconsiderate regardless where they come from? Yes
This is about PEOPLE. PEOPLE spitting on the floor and being ill mannered.
PEOPLE who have no respect for their environment and surroundings.
Telling people to go back to where they come from is a pointless insult- yeah let’s send everyone back to Peterborough maternity unit shall we.
We live in a multicultural society , and yes that means that your quaint English village may not just house middle class white people who drive BMWs and don’t indicate.
Get over it 💋