The institutionally racist Guardian

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 18.56.04Dalrymple discusses the editorial policies of what he calls ‘the best newspaper in Britain’, the London (formerly Manchester) Guardian.

He has long had the impression

that blacks were over-represented in photographs in the newspaper by comparison with people from the Indian subcontinent or with Chinese, and I tested my impression by counting the photographs in the edition of 19th September. There was only one photograph of an Indian, and that was in an advertisement. There were 26 photographs of blacks. This is systematic bias amounting to racism. There are more people of South Asian descent in Britain than of African and West Indian descent, yet Indians were the subjects of fewer than 4 per cent of the photographs of ethnic minorities to appear.

Dalrymple explains why.

The people who run and write the Guardian have deep, suppressed and subliminal doubts about the equality of human races. To prove to themselves that they do not have such doubts, they overcompensate by publishing as many photographs of blacks as possible. They don’t have any such doubts with regard to Indians and Chinese. These two groups have a fatal vice: grosso modo, they can shift for themselves, and require no help from the coalition of intellectuals, moral entrepreneurs and bureaucrats. They are well on the way to outstripping the white population in achievement, demonstrating the redundancy of that coalition. By contrast, blacks are regarded in the pages of the Guardian much as conservationists regard endangered species.

The idea that differentials in achievement

are attributable only to bias, illicit discrimination and prejudice is a primitive one, like the Azande idea that everyone dies of malevolent witchcraft, but it serves the ends of those who want to politicise the whole of life and control all social developments. Such people do not believe societies can reach accommodations and equilibria spontaneously and piecemeal, without central direction and an overall plan, usually their own, of course.

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