I'm not sure where the OP is posting from, but it could be Britain, considering the reference to Scottish neighbors and Indians (I assume Asians?).
I think age may be a co-factor, but a lot of people in the European countries (or people of European descent) are swinging to more right-wing,
As such she may just be presenting a wider "zeitgeist".
Diseases bring out stigmas, and tons of books and articles have been written on HIV/AIDS stigma, especially in the early history of the disease, when
even a hemophiliac kid had his family's house burnt down (never mind the homophobia).
Now Ebola is even harsher in many respects, not only in how fast it acts, but also that it can be caught through certain non-sexual contacts.
The full impact of the social stigmas is still developing.
When one reads about migrants coming to the shores of southern Europe in their hundreds of thousands, one can also understand why there is a siege
And many of these migrants and refugees are planning to end up in countries where they think they will find good jobs, or generous social income
It's not even just a white, indigenous European fear, but apparently even second generation immigrants are concerned about the influx of new
Not only do old people see changes more starkly in that they can draw comparisons in conditions between the past and present, but they also feel more
physically vulnerable to crime.
I'd think that nowadays to expect the hegemonic leftist political correctness in all groups is a pipe dream.
I'd even say it's good for people to vent a bit in their in-groups, and exchange ideas, even if they are prejudiced.
Luckily this nationalistic character, or illiberal venting, is rarely public or dangerous (as long as granny doesn't join a neo-Nazi gang and beat
people up with an umbrella).
I find there's a lot of chauvinism and racism from all sides these days.
I once raised the question of the future of white males in South Africa on social media, and I was immediately compared to Hitler and Verwoerd by
somebody, although I never suggested we go back to apartheid or colonialism.
I was also called a "cry-baby", because whites don't face the economic degradation of other groups, and when I pointed to visible white homelessness
and squatter camps in South Africa, I was told they were "statistically insignificant".
My point was simply that whites shouldn't withdraw, nor de-value the struggles of other groups, but that they can also form minority pressure groups
(and here we are a minority of 4 million out of 50 million) that should expect the same political correctness as other groups.
But oh no, leftist academic ideology needs it's bogeyman, and that is white males, so we must never organize.
The so-called international councils against "racism" (like Durban II) were all about Israel-bashing, US-bashing, Islamic countries wanting global
anti-blasphemy laws to limit our freedom of speech, and mismanaged, ideologically unsound non-Western dictatorships not having access to sufficient
Western funds and rights, or free access to European (the evil Northern) countries.
So if you're white, shut your mouth and take it home.
Is it any wonder people are frustrated?
The best was however a social media poster that read something like: "Isn't it strange how they found a cure for Ebola once a white person got it?"
Never mind that those white people got it by offering their services to try and help African communities (where they were sometimes attacked for their
efforts), and they were essentially guinea pigs to help others.
It seems whatever whites do is wrong in any case.
Not that I want to generalize about all peoples and countries, but the days that whites had their heads smashed in for the political rights of others
are over here (and white liberals are more likely to be seen as middle class posers, often by the very people they think they're impressing).
Just because some academic post-structuralist heavyweight or other tells us how "evil" white majority countries like the USA, Britain or Israel are
doesn't mean it's true.
Our HIV/AIDS programs here were generously funded by the PEPFAR programs started by George W. Bush.
Yet, not an official word of thanks.
Just tiny metal plagues at some clinics refer to Pepfar.
Meanwhile, African leaders are still allowing cult-leaders like TB Joshua to preach that he can cure Ebola with his holy water.
Where does political correctness end, when it influences global public health?
Instead our ruling ANC cozy up to undemocratic countries like China and Cuba, or Islamist countries where women, gays and Asian workers are treated
like crap (apartheid states, I guess).
The true conspiracy is that much was wrong with colonial history, and the white man's burden, however the racism following de-colonialism (such as
Uganda expelling its entire Asian population in the 1970s) is hardly discussed, and a lot of leftist academic theory has defended neanderthal regimes
instead of making equal demands for human rights and sane economic policies (including birth control and smaller families) for all.
Now Europe is faced with an unstoppable tide of migrants, and although the rationale was once that they were good for the economy, at a certain point
they will simply create vast parallel societies that will resemble the countries they fled from in the first place.
That's the truth about racism and human rights on the planet - a massive pile of hypocrisy and double standards.
I can well understand that even people of 80 are starting to see it.
edit on 4-10-2014 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)