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Burqa? Bring it on!

No one, writes Dalrymple,

who has been to the centre of Newcastle on a Saturday night can fail to appreciate certain advantages to the burqa.

Bring on the burqa

No one, writes Dalrymple,

who has been to the centre of Newcastle on a Saturday night can fail to appreciate certain advantages to the burqa.

 

A Mussolinian end for Erdoğan

That is what a friend of Dalrymple’s foresees. But Dalrymple points out that

a bad end is often also a bad beginning.

At Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Dalrymple finds the crowd

very interesting to observe.

On the one hand

are the women who are dressed in a strange fashion that I have not noticed anywhere else in the Muslim world: a kind of long and shapeless gabardine sack of the most negative possible allure in the dullest of shades, that of concrete in the rain, that makes women look like a harvest of potatoes. By comparison with this, the burqa is attractive and elegant.

On the other hand

are the young men and women bearing tattoos. There has been a sudden explosion in their numbers: I noticed an increase in the last year alone since I was last there.

What is happening? Dalrymple says:

It looks as if people are digging themselves into one of two incompatible identities, rather as they seem to be doing in many other countries. I sense that it will end badly.

A not altogether despicable garment

The point Dalrymple is making can be readily appreciated after a visit to any town centre in England after nightfall on weekends

No one, writes Dalrymple,

who has been to the centre of Newcastle on a Saturday night can fail to appreciate certain advantages to the burqa.

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White-puddingy thighs exposed to the freezing winds of two or three in the morning


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Lashed


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Smashed


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Bladdered


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Wasted


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Hammered


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Legless


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Rat-arsed


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Alcohol-induced amnesia: evidence that one must have had a good time

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Vomiting consequent upon severe inebriation is viewed by young Britons as psychotherapeutically beneficial

Vomiting consequent upon severe inebriation viewed as psychotherapeutically beneficial


British youth culture: vomiting is self-expression

British youth culture: vomiting as self-expression

The repellent, rat-arsed character of British youth

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 02.13.49The militantly moronic young, given over to hedonist fatuity, can express themselves only through vomiting

Dalrymple points to a fact that for the corrupt, slippery, hypocritical and dishonest British élite is inadmissable and yet which is understood and accepted (if often only inwardly) by all conscious, sane, adult, right-thinking people, namely that

as a human group, British youth is the least attractive in the world.

Dalrymple finds that the young people of Britain, land of ‘charmless decadence’, as he puts it, compare most unfavourably with their counterparts in Turkey:

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 02.44.41Turkish youth does not pride itself on its principled rejection of elegance, nor make itself uglier than it is. It  does not go in for extravagance of gesture, screaming and shouting, or drawing attention to itself; even poor or uneducated youths show themselves capable of refinement as to manners, intonation and bearing far superior to that among even the better-off youth of Britain.

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I’m bladdered. Now fuck off!

Young people in Anatolia do not regard getting drunk in herds as ‘psychotherapeutically beneficial’, explains Dalrymple, and the concept of ‘pre-loading’ does not exist among them. (A sign, many young Britons might say, of emotional costiveness and an unhealthily hidebound nature, the sort of thing that could lead to serious illness.)

Turkish youth

does not get lashed, smashed, bladdered, wasted, hammered, legless or rat-arsed, nor is it likely that it uses alcohol-induced amnesia as evidence that it must have had a good time. For British youth, oblivion is the highest possible pleasure; in its ‘culture’, vomiting is self-expression, and (what is worse) vice versa.

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‘Certain advantages’

As for young Turkish womenfolk, they

do not expose their white-puddingy thighs to the freezing winds of two or three in the morning. No one who has been to the centre of Newcastle on a Saturday night can fail to appreciate certain advantages to the burqa.