On Rochdale rapists, a biased media, white trash and Eminem’s Cranbrook massive
ALL the chatter about the Rochdale paedophiles attacking girls because they were white overlooks the class issue. The nine men – eight Pakistanis and one Afghani – are nominal Muslims. They are, moverover, the products of a conservative culture, one that sees white working women as inferior, the lowest of the low. The mainstream press says their victims are an underclass and chavs. The police ignore them.
Azad Miah, a Bangladesh-born Muslim living in Carlisle, says he bought, sold and raped underage white girls because they were “white trash“. His crimes are revolting and abhorrent to anyone with a conscience, but his language is familiar to middle-class readers of The Guardian and the Daily Mail.
Gene, of Harry’s Place, points us towards a scene in the film 8 Mile, in which the white working-class rapper Eminem is confronted by a middle-class black rapper whose pretending to be one of the downtrodden. As the two fight, Eminem says his enemy went to Cranbrook (Mitt Romney’s old school). Eminem says he’s proud to be “white trash”. The mostly black crowd love him for it. He’s reclaiming the term of abuse for himself.
It’s not always about race. It’s mostly often just be about good old-fashioned prejudice…