Seems like the only time people in this country enjoy a good old flag waving is when England are [still] in the Euro/world cup. Don't get me wrong, it's good to see a bit of patriatic pride for a change and up until recent years the only people who were seen with a union jack were skinhead types and royalist grannies. Oh, almost forgot the royal weddings.
Always creeps me out seeing them flying from windows in run-down areas of plymouth... The city is a bit of a backwater at the best of times and I wonder how much of it is genuine patriotism or all-round racism...
Honestly, the people at work are a fair cross section of Plymouth characters - and some of them seriously scare me with their ideas:/
Well once they get rid of him they can start on other undesirables like I dunno maybe goths? punks? Metalheads? ah the long and slippery slope into Neo-fascism...
I do hope they all have fun along the way.
Oh they've already picked on the goths/weirdos... Me and Jui sit pretty much on our own away from all of them and we get foul looks and remarks behind their hands all the fucking time lol!!
Sounds like your management has a problem brewing and is not nipping it in the bud. I so hate office politics and the whole nepotistic, cliquey ways people operate in a work enviroment. Glad your laughing I wouldn't be.
Been in that situation and fought my corner many times.
I really do not have time for discrimination of any kind either: have you thought of putting in a complaint to your union rep? You could say that as nice caring person who is progressive in her thinking and out-look on life, that you find the blatent racism in the office uncomfortable and you worry about the Moslem co-worker who would be offended as it is directed against him. Are these people easy to reason with? If not, then you can pacifly make your aggrievance felt and *tut* call them a bunch of dinosaurs, and walk off: I used to work with a racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, right wing CPN, everytime he shot his mouth of I would walk out of the room and tell him I did not want to hear it. Most of these racist types only shoot their poison when they have an audience, if there are a few of you who are appalled at their comments you could jointly let them know: Also remind them that there is such a thing now as hate-crime and the government takes a very dim view of hate-crime.
I would mention it to the union rep if she weren't really good friends with them:/
At least the shift manager is aware of the situation I suppose and I'm keeping a close eye on things... and also mentioning the situ to other people who I'm friends with on shift...
I'm going to buy a pirate flag for when they do it - if they're allowed - then if anyone asks I will loudly explain my views lol!
2005-01-28 10:13 am (UTC)
However many times I hear about stuff like this, it always surprises me how people can be so fucking stupid over religion/race.
I agree. Sometimes I wish I could thump them over the head and make them see sense... Or at least put them in front of a mirror at some point...
Stuff like that makes my skin crawl babe.
What a bunch of ignorant bastards!
I'm glad someone like you is prepared to stand up for what's right.
I love you for the post VG!!
I would've done exactly the same for the poor bloke. It's annoying how people don't look at themselves when they speak of others. And I'm amazed at your progressiveness of thought. All artistic people are supposed to be liberated, but coming to real life how many truly are?... I'm gonna post more at the forum from now (as an act of encouragement, lol) ;)
Liberated, yes - but that often simply makes them liberal...
I've grown up supporting CND, world wildlife fund and various causes - and I am pretty much a lefty but sadly, there seems to be a big difference in the artistic community between appearance and activity. Besides which, art is supposed to be dangerous. If you're not activist and forward in supporting causes you may as well just give up lol;)
Have added you back as a friend btw:)
2005-02-02 11:11 pm (UTC)
hey dont diss dimmu or cradle. i also found your site, vampgirl.com and it seems like it hasnt been updated in ages. whats up with that
Lack of cash and having to deal with real life lol!