Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Yazza - Keeping On Digging ...

Interesting. Yasmin Alibhai Brown is someone who blames half the ills of the world on white men, but the political's not personal. Like YAB herself, Yazza's sister also married out - a Taff social worker, no less.

I'm a big Yazza fan - even with her anti-white nonsense, she talks from the heart - and it's basically a good heart despite the stupid, even vile things she occasionally comes out with. But you shouldn't talk from the heart, in print, about your family.

"My only sister was widowed last month. She is 11 years older than me. My father, who loved her best, had sent her over to England in the Fifties."
Yazza ! No ! That is too much information !

"Her grown-up daughter ... stopped speaking to me two months ago, for reasons not explained."
I'm not totally surprised. But is this revelation going to improve things ?

"My grieving niece puts down the phone and was enraged when I wrote a sober and frank letter to her partner."
Aiiee !

"I lost my only brother too this February. He too was uncommunicative, always furious with me for writing openly about the family."
Not nice. I can see why Yazza's upset. But brother still sounds like a sensible chap.

Yazza is Yazza and she ain't gonna change - nor would we wish her to. But she doesn't half make a rod for her own back. A couple more pieces like this and none of her relatives will be talking to her - yea, even unto the tenth generation.

My father cut me off from when I was 15 to the day he died. Only my mother was different, open and emotionally honest... (I) wonder what my sister would write if only she could. She can't. I can. It may have been the saving of me but it has left me alone, condemned to separation, like many others who will not stay silent nor consent to the deliberate use of silence, even in this age of emotional austerity.
This age of emotional austerity ? She must be talking about some far-away country of which we know little. We haven't been emotionally continent since about, well, about the time Yazza arrived in the UK.

I don't know why the Big Brother producers/exploiters never thought about Yazza as an inmate. She'd have been a natural, and it would have made great television for those who like that sort of thing. Imagine all those confrontations, confessions, confidences and repentances as her fellows confronted their race, their gender, their sexuality.

I wouldn't have watched. But, as Jimi Hendrix said about Radio One, I love her just the same.

11 comments:

Gallimaufry said...

I heard YAB on Radio 4's "Quote Unquote" recently (the 26 July edition)where she said that she appeared as Juliet in a school production of Romeo and Juliet. Because Romeo was played by a black actor her father never spoke to her again. So that's where she got her hatred of racism.

Sgt Troy said...

"I'm a big Yazza fan - even with her anti-white nonsense, she talks from the heart"

It's the "anti-white nonsense" that comes from the heart

Ghastly pushy interloper

"We didn't make the British choose benefits over work."

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/yasmin-alibhai-brown/yasmin-alibhaibrown-spare-me-the-tears-over-the-white-working-class-1225824.html

Is that right Yazza?

"Immigation drains Britain, says Left think tank"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/1564618/Immigation-drains-Britain-says-Left-think-tank.html

"We are blameless citizens and residents."

Yeah?

"Nine men have been jailed after a 14-year-old girl was preyed upon and forced into prostitution. The vulnerable teenager was targeted with vodka and cigarettes after she was spotted wandering the streets before she was made to have sex with a string of Asian men, Greater Manchester Police said."

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/8307854.Girl__14__forced_into_prostitution/

"A senior judge made a scathing attack on the postal voting system yesterday, condemning the government for complacency in the face of fraud which would disgrace a "banana republic".
Richard Mawrey QC, presiding over a special election court in Birmingham, warned that there were no realistic systems in place to detect or prevent postal voting fraud at the general election. "Until there are, fraud will continue unabated," he said.
He found six Labour councillors in Birmingham guilty of carrying out "massive, systematic and organised" postal voting fraud to win two wards during last June's elections for the city council."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/apr/05/politics.localgovernment

etc etc

"Like others who came to stay, I hope one day we can truly belong, our rights and responsibilities no different from those who arrived and laid claims long before us on these mongrel, oft-invaded isles."

Usual nation of immigrants b/s - completely unhistorical

I'm looking forward to waving her a fond farewell

Mark said...

'Yazza is Yazza and she ain't gonna change - nor would we wish her to.'

Agree with the first part Laban, but disagree with the second proposition. YAB essentially extrudes emotional gush (hardly surprising given the path her life has taken, and her predisposition to make public 'confrontations, confessions, confidences and repentances'). Very occasionally she makes sense, and exhibits the good heart you credit her with, but most of her outpourings are pretty rancid, and downright batty.

Bloke said...

I'm a big Yazza fan

You're just strange.


Me, I like Kelly Brook.

Anonymous said...

Yazza says that it was 'whites' who chose to live on benefits but every survey I have come across has Bengalis, Somalis and Pakistanis at the top of the claimant list.

Even Indians and Chinese have higher unemployed percentages.

Richard

Bloke said...

I must confess I have not read all of YAB's outpourings, and so perhaps I judge her unfairly (although probably not) but from what I have read, she strikes me as one of those lucky people, a number of which it seems are employed by The Guardian, who are paid to be a troll.

It seems newspapers have figured that giving a platform to appalling harridans and imbeciles like YAB generates internet hits partly from the simple minded who agree with her and partly from people who like to read things that annoy them.

I, have not sought her out, but have been directed to her by casually following links on blogs like this one.

It is entirely likely that she actually believes the sort of bitter hate filled nonsense she comes out with and that she doesn't just write bitter hate filled nonsense because she is paid to.

If she wasn't employed by a newspaper, she would probably be making her co-workers lives a misery in some awful office somewhere.

And that, I think is probably the best way to think of her, as some awful office matriarch who completely crushes any joy through her energy sucking moody presence. The sort who one notices how the general mood lifts and laughter reins in those sadly brief periods of her absence.

Anonymous said...

She's in today's Mail, giving us chilling examples of the Talibinisation of 'our' young.

AgainsTTheWall said...

I'm a big Yazza fan - even with her anti-white nonsense

Pathetic. Ffs strap on a pair.

@ Sgt Troy - do you really think anything can be achieved with the masses when even intelligent and 'right-wing' thinkers like LT refuse to man up. Far too many will cheerfully sell their children into slavery because, in the Spirit of our benighted Marxist Age, not to do so is 'racist' and therefore disreputable.

Sgt Troy said...

AgainsTTheWall said..

"@ Sgt Troy - do you really think anything can be achieved with the masses when even intelligent and 'right-wing' thinkers like LT refuse to man up"

Well LT is very intelligent indeed of course - but he isn't right-wing. Apparently he is an instinctive liberal for whom reality has increasingly to declined to compute - hence the inner tension in this piece; the rather giggly nervous hilarity. It is written from the heart, not from the head.

It is not suprising that this should be so because we have had liberalism rammed down our throats ever since the days of the Blessed William Wilberforce, canting bloody hypocrite that he was. Our noble Cobbett despised the two-faced breast-beating handwringer

"This was Cobbett’s point. How could those such as Wilberforce break their hearts at the plight of the black American, yet ignore the pain racked faces and crippled bodies of children worked fourteen hours a day at machines that today could safely be described as lethal weapons?

http://www.freedompartyuk.net/public/articles/cobbett.html

Much emotional rubbish remains to be cleared away for cant is at the heart of liberalism - "Many of them even grew rich from profits and dividends wrought from the pain and misery of their own nation’s children." Plus ca change there then, same old story

At bottom I believe the majority remain pretty sound, I think we've got a substantial edge over liberals; and that left liberal propaganda largely passes them by

"Most people in the UK associate Islam with extremism and the repression of women, a survey has suggested.
The online YouGov poll found 58% of those questioned linked Islam with extremism while 69% believed it encouraged the repression of women."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10251827

"Some 77 percent of the British people questioned say net immigration should decrease or that no immigration should be allowed at all, according to the poll of more than 4,000 people."

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/05/05/uk.election.immigration.poll/index.html

A few weeks ago I went to the Barber Institute in Birmingham - as I approached the building a heavily bearded fundie was several paces in front of me. A construction worker strode towards the fundie, tall and loose limbed with hard hat and high viz. His eyes darted contempt and loathing at said fundie, we exchanged knowing glances.

Anonymous said...

The fundies aren't the problem, they are enabled by liberal hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

even with her anti-white nonsense, she talks from the heart - and it's basically a good heart despite the stupid, even vile things she occasionally comes out with.

I would be quite happy with that too. Once she is settled back in Africa or even Asia, I'll be quite happy to read her thoughts.