A woman holding a small child launches into an abusive attack on a bus full of people she perceives to be unworthy of being in her country. It’s their fault her country amounts to “fuck all”. Her child sits quietly on her lap, barely breathing, eyes downward for the most part. Apart from being a public order offence; innocent bystanders having their peace breached by an aggressive verbal assault on them, the complete lack of awareness of the danger to herself and her child is concerning. This was not a performance; there was no one to back her up should anyone retaliate. A mother, vastly outnumbered by people she is treating like scum, not at all bothered by the child on her lap or that things could get violent; an absolute belief in herself and her superiority, appearing almost invincible. She is belligerent and determined. Whilst she exhibits the symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder, in everyday life she is the racist tram lady.
At present, the video has 26,226 dislikes and 7,039 likes. People are in shock whilst others are in praise. IF these statistics are representative of the British public then around a quarter of the people of our great land despise the very sight of us. Was it an illusion of improving race relations, growing up in the 90s? Learning in a multicultural school, we were taught acceptance and sharing, not ‘tolerance’. I only realised I wasn’t English when I had an English person tell me so. It didn’t happen till my 20s so yes; the 90s possibly were a dream, a daydream.
There was the odd “go home, blah blah” growing up but never directly. Only when I had a slightly darker friend or relative with me. Seriously. I was “not like the others”. I spoke “really well for an Indian” (I haven’t been Indian since partition) and there I was, “guzzling beer and eating pizza like the rest of us”. “You’re normal Sam, not like the rest of them.”
My top 5 ignorant racist quips
- Ah, I love curries (a classic)
- Are you like those Muslim families on the telly? (Ask me if I’m Muslim, go on)
- Ha, kettle of fish! What a funny thing to say.. (Say what?) Oh, sorry, well, you’re not English are you?
- Where are you from? No, really, where are your parents from? Ok, then, where are your grandparents from..?
- It’s only a joke! If you were fat, I’d call you fat! But you’re a dirty paki!
Does the racist tram lady need medical help or is she confident that there will be no repercussions? In the 90s, they’d stare at you and mutter under their breath when you boarded their buses. It was easy to ignore them. But the warriors for free speech are defending the racist tram lady’s right to unleash her inner racist and project it on innocents going about their daily lives. Because affecting ones individual rights means changes for us all. Except, it wasn’t just about calling someone a fucking plonker. Flying into a rage on a peaceful public bus, provoking people into a reaction by being controversial and despicable in language and demeanour, inciting racial hatred or violence.. (not forgetting, subjecting a minor to neglectful and abusive behaviour). Racist tram lady did what she did because she believes she can. A Twitter troll said it best when he said, “you can say what you like about the Muslims now, nobody gives a shit”.
Someone should tell the tram racist, it isn’t the Poles or the Blacks fucking up the country, it’s the Tories – and I’m not making it up.