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Screenshot 2018-12-18 05.08.29From BBC News Pidgin:

Ghana Foreign Ministry remove Mahatma Gandhi statue from University campus afta protests say he be ‘racist’
13 December 2018

University of Ghana Authorities on Thursday remove statue of India Independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi which dem mount for di school afta massive online protest by some lecturers who argue say Gandhi be racist. …

Di lecturers argue say some of Gandhi en writings dey suggest say Indians be “infinitely superior” to black Africans, so dem no want see en statue for campus.

Registrar for University of Ghana, Mercy Haizel-Aisha release press statement today inform di University say Ministry of Foreign Affairs remove di Gandhi statue from campus.

“We no fit have racist person statue for wana campus sake of he be racist, sake of statue be honourable thing, so if Gandhi be racist them en statue for the University go mean say we dey project den tins” Nana Adoma Asare Adei, one law student for University of Ghana campus, wey BBC Pidgin tok plus.

An anonymous iSteve commenter says: “And then they came for Gandhi, and I said nothing, because their sunsplash-rasta language sounded so cheery.”

I enjoy reading BBC News Pidgin, but is there really anybody in Africa who finds it easier to read than normal English? Isn’t the point of a pidgin that it’s easier to speak, rather than easier to read? (“Pidgin” is a simplified language that emerges among adults who speak different languages when they are cast together. “Creole” is the more complex language that their children come up with.)

 
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  1. “Racist” is the word “realist” merely spelled wrong.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  2. trelane says:

    Sumner Redstone, 95-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS has been declared an incapacitated individual, though not incompetent.

    It is not clear what any of this means.

  3. Lurker says:

    Soon everything will be racist.

    Some of Judge Dredd’s most deadly enemies were the dark Judges, from another dimension where the Dark Judges had decided that since all crime was committed by the living, then life itself was a crime.

    We’re getting there!

    • Replies: @CCZ
  4. Alec says:

    You be ta read da hole ting.

    • Replies: @anon
  5. Hgh says:

    I feel like Bob Marley is reading me thr news when I read this Pidgen language write up, Min.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  6. Why shouldn’t they remove it? Gandhi is no person of theirs, whether he was racist or not (like all people with half a brain, he probably was).

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  7. What I want to know is when the reverse one-drop rule will become a thing.

    You’re great-great-grandmother was white? Your people are responsible for Redlining and Obama ‘s less than 100% approval rating. You racist!

  8. Anon[413] • Disclaimer says:

    And then they came for Gandhi, and I said nothing, because their sunsplash-rasta language sounded so cheery

    • Replies: @Anon
  9. J.Ross says: • Website

    This is a great illustration of one of the many arguments for freedom of speech: in areas where the government has to protect people from improper speech, the government must wade into murky, long-running tribal feuds, and side one hundred per cent with one tribe over the other. This is stupid and unnecessary on its face, but gets wierder across the variety of colonial experiences. Of course Africans hate Gandhi, who as an Indian in South Africa clung proudly and loudly to his “Technically Not Black” status, and who once campaigned to not have to use the same doorway as an African. We ought to hate him here because one of his rallies of ignorant yahoos killed an American, and Gandhi managed to personally pressure the widow into silence at the time. A government unburdened by the delusional task of rectifying reality can afford magnanimity even if it is careless around the edges, like when Ronald Reagan said he wanted to give Martin Luther King, Jr a holiday regardless of semi-secret activities. A government like that of China can never be wrong about anything, and, without the power to truly always be right, will fudge the numbers by altering the record.

    • Agree: International Jew
  10. istevefan says:

    Gandhi Statue Removed for Being Racist

    So were they inspired by the folks in the USA tearing down Confederate statues? If so that’s an influence I am rather not proud of.

  11. Meanwhile the yellow vest protests rage on, and Macron is keeping a helicopter ready in case he has to flee when they charge the gates.

    What is it about them that makes Steve sink his head into the sand and pretends they aren’t a Thing, while Woody Allen screenplays are?

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @AnotherDad
  12. istevefan says:

    I enjoy reading BBC News Pidgin, but is there really anybody in Africa who finds it easier to read than normal English?

    Shouldn’t the BBC be criticized for promoting this bastardization of the English language? The rest of the world is rapidly learning English as a second language. They are learning either British English or American English, and are doing so among other reasons to increase their earning potential.

    I am not aware of the Chinese or any other non-Sub Saharan group learning anything other than one of the above standards. It seems as though Pidgin is catering to SSAs. Which means it will limit their potential to participate in the world economy since everyone else is learning a standard form.

  13. songbird says:

    Wonder if they would do it if he were Chinese.

  14. MJMD says:

    I enjoy reading BBC News Pidgin, but is there really anybody in Africa who finds it easier to read than normal English?

    Possibly. But I’d think it would also stand to reason that most adults who rely on pidgin English to communicate probably aren’t great readers (of English, anyway), so I fail to see how there can be significant real demand for this news service.

    Also, I think it goes without saying that the existence of this news service is another one of those things that makes you racist for simply being aware of it (certainly for quoting from it).

  15. @Common cents

    Why shouldn’t they remove it? Gandhi is no person of theirs, whether he was racist or not (like all people with half a brain, he probably was).

    Fair enough, but that raises the question. Why did the Ghanaians take the trouble to install the Gandhi statue in 2016 and invite the Indian president to come all the way to Ghana unveil it?

    http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/news/2848-ghana-and-india-sign-three-agreements

    Gandhi was held in high regard by first generation African nationalists, such as Ghana’s founding president, Kwame Nkrumah (a bete noire of the CIA whom they made sure was overthrown)

    In particular, Gandhi seems to have called for the independence of Ghana (then called the Gold Coast), in 1931, about a quarter of a century before it actually became independent.

    But woke Africanists and black studies types have lately zeroed in on a single statement Gandhi made in South Africa in 1896 at the age of 27, which they consider to be dispositive.

    “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

  16. I enjoy reading BBC News Pidgin.
    . .

    I am glad you cleared that up. For a minute there I thought the BBC had hired Jar Jar Binks as a correspondent.

  17. BBC News Pidgin reminds me of the dialog in Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson:

    “Say, Roxy, how does yo’ baby come on?” This from the distant voice.

    “Fust-rate; how does you come on, Jasper?” This yell was from close by.

    “Oh, I’s middlin’; hain’t got noth’n’ to complain of. I’s gwine to come a-court’n’ you bimeby, Roxy.”

    “You is, you black mud-cat! Yah—yah—yah! I got somep’n’ better to do den ’sociat’n’ wid n—–s as black as you is. Is ole Miss Cooper’s Nancy done give you de mitten?” Roxy followed this sally with another discharge of care-free laughter.

    “You’s jealous, Roxy, dat’s what’s de matter wid you, you hussy—yah—yah—yah! Dat’s de time I got you!”

    “Oh, yes, you got me, hain’t you. ’Clah to goodness if dat conceit o’ yo’n strikes in, Jasper, it gwine to kill you sho’. If you b’longed to me I’d sell you down de river ’fo’ you git too fur gone. Fust time I runs acrost yo’ marster, I’s gwine to tell him so.”

  18. Malema says:
    @PiltdownMan

    But that comment he made sounds true even today. Go to Natal and interact with the Zulu, and you’ll see. Should Gandhi be criticized for telling it like it is ?

    • Replies: @anon
  19. indocon says:

    Damm, Gandhi was always my go to example when arguing with a liberal on somebody allegedly saying “racist”things.

  20. The Weekly Standard missed an opportunity to rebrand as Weekly Standard Pidgin.

    “We gwan’ invade di Syria, sake of Israel and sake of in case dey be anti-Semitism, we dey project American global hegemony,” Max Boot, di Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow fo’ National Security Studies at di Council on Foreign Relations , wey Weekly Standard Pidgin tok plus.

  21. Gandhi is the anti-Cosby. His sex stuff is okay, but his race stuff isn’t.

    I thought pidgin was for New Guinea. (Is that very name racist? Italophobe?). However, it seems just perfect for this headline, as it captures Google’s spirit perfectly:

    Idiot: Google explain why Donald Trump face dey appear for ‘idiot’ search

    Who can take his urine,
    Pour it in a cup,
    Serve it with a blessing, and you’ll want to drink it up?
    The Gandhi man…
    Oh, the Gandhi man can.
    The Gandhi man can ’cause he mixes in his seed and makes the brew taste good.

  22. @PiltdownMan

    “…whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

    Where do we sign up?

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @Anon
  23. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    It just goes to show that race-ism is the ultimate truth.

    Even Gandhi. You see.

  24. Anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    The BBC is one of the main propaganda arms of the Globalist establishment. They want as many pidgin speakers in Europe as humanly possibly and they want to be darn sure that when they get there, they know that whitey owes’em.

  25. @istevefan

    A little linguistic diversity never hurt anyone.

    I like Anglish, myself:
    http://anglish.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wyes

  26. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Jar Jar Binks > Yoda

    Binks on Yodandhi

  27. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Will we have CNN ebonics?

  28. anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Malema

    Of course. Don’t you know that telling the truth about blacks is ‘racist’?

  29. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “…whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

    In pidgin: yah, they let da good time roll.

  30. Lot says:
    @Jack Hanson

    It’s globalist bread and circuses if it isn’t against mass migration, corporate corruption, and Islamification.

    Riots against a gas tax are prole bait. Nothing significant will come of it. And Paris seems overdue for riots against attempts to cut bloated public sector wages or their retire-at-55/35-hour-workweek (which was indeed sustainable until mass migration, but isn’t now.)

  31. CCZ says:
    @Lurker

    Soon everything will be racist.

    In my deep deep blue part of America, everything “white” already is.

  32. @Lot

    Yeah, its totally against a gas tax like the MSM said. Just ignore all those signs protesting the Islamification of France.

    Boomer tier takes at iSteve dawt com.

    • Replies: @Lot
  33. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t understand pidgen orthography. It seems to go phonetic sometimes, “pipo,” “togeda,” “kontri,” and it seems to use the original English sometimes, “come,” “sixteen,” “hunger.”

    Joel Chandler Harris is now considered a racist for his Uncle Remus/Br’er Rabbit stories, even though he was essentially an amanuensis for black storytellers in his region.

    “Tooby sho de pa’m er my han’s w’ite, honey,” he quietly remarked, “en, w’en it come ter dat, dey wuz a time w’en all de w’ite folks ’uz black—blacker dan me, kaze I done bin yer so long dat I bin sorter bleach out.”

    “Yasser. Fokes dunner w’at bin yit, let ’lone w’at gwinter be.

    I’m amazed that these stories were so widely read, since I max out my brain power just trying to concentrate and read them. You almost have to read them aloud to understand them.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  34. Anonymous[961] • Disclaimer says:

    In the new warped, fraudulent Amerika Gandhi/s are revered. Truth hurts. And truth is that the Gandhis weren’t so great at all.

    YOU HAVE TO BE FULL OF SOY AND ESTROGEN MIMICKERS TO THINK THESE PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY GREAT.

    Ugh.

    The Grand Old Real America 1770-1970 didn’t give a crap about anything Gandhi. Wake up. They were clear thinking. You are in a trance.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  35. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    On the contrary, major successful riots and revolutions are spurred by price rises in food, energy, and other essentials, rather than policy issues. The French Revolution was immediately preceded by bread riots.

    In Europe, there’s a greater social safety net and things like healthcare and education are covered, but ordinary consumer goods and services tend to be much more expensive than in the US.

  36. @Anon

    Did Americans read aloud more in the 19th Century? There are a bunch of other dialect writers who were extremely popular that I find, like you, require too much brain effort to read.

  37. Who needs Gandhi anyway, when you’ve got Sardar Patel? And dig the groovy raga:

  38. @Steve Sailer

    Did Americans read aloud more in the 19th Century?

    There was one educated fellow who learned to read upside-down. His father would recite from his Bible, and Junior stood in front of him and followed along.

  39. There is a Ghanian Indian page on wikipedia. The Ghanian Indians do pretty well for themselves. Is the removal of this statue a result of the native populations racial resentment against the more successful Indians? If so they are just taking a page from our blacks in the west.

  40. @Hgh

    Me, I hear it in Ali G’s voice.

  41. J.Ross says: • Website

    Bibi’s son has been suspended from FaceBook for racism because he connected the presence of the Muslim race [sic] to terrorism

    “Do you know where there are no attacks? In Iceland and in Japan where coincidentally there are no Muslims,” the prime minister’s son wrote.

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a “dictatorship”.

    In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page after deadly Palestinian attacks, Yair Netanyahu had called for “all Muslims (to) leave” Israel.

    “Do you know where there are no attacks? In Iceland and in Japan where coincidentally there are no Muslims,” the prime minister’s son wrote.

    In another post he wrote that there were only two possible solutions for peace, either “all Jews leave (Israel) or all Muslims leave”.

    “I prefer the second option,” he added.

    His comments came after two soldiers were shot dead on Thursday at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement.

    On the same day, a baby prematurely delivered after his mother was shot and wounded in a separate attack nearby on December 9 also died.

    Facebook deleted Yair Netanyahu’s posts, prompting him to take to Twitter to criticize the social networking giant, calling it a “dictatorship of thought”.

    http://archive.is/1LmoT

  42. @PiltdownMan

    I’m not a fan of Gandhi, but that’s a great quote, especially the way it builds up to the “indolence and nakedness” part.

  43. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Group reading (one person reading aloud for the benefit of an audience) appears to have been something like prime-time TV. There’s a scene in Flashman and the Angel of the Lord showing John Brown’s family gospel and current events hour, which largely depended on a rotating reader relating writings (the bible and a newspaper) to everybody else.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  44. I enjoy reading BBC News Pidgin, but is there really anybody in Africa who finds it easier to read than normal English?

    I ask myself the same question about the written Haitian Creole language. Go to Wikipedia and you can see there’s very little there in Haitian Creole, in fact the Haitian Creole article about Haiti itself is shorter than the French article. That alone tells you something.

    As a written language it’s a monstrosity. It tries to be a phonetic representation of essentially a dumbed-down French. Learning it seems like a dead end, though. Standard French remains pretty inaccessible, and the spelling means all the etymological/historical/Latinate resonances of standard French are lost.

    The mulatto Haitian college professor in Tom Wolfe’s _Back to Blood_, who loves French literature and French antique furniture and wants to be French in every way, feels humiliated that he’s forced to teach Haitian Creole (the college’s gesture toward “diversity”). I can understand why.

    Its perpetuation must be some kind of nationalistic/symbolic thing.

  45. BenKenobi says:
    @Anonymous

    “You people would give back Gandhi’s diapers if ya had ’em!”
    – Cotton Hill

  46. El Dato says:
    @Lot

    It’s globalist bread and circuses if

    God, this attitude is so annoying. Does it come from gaming too many single-player vidya?

    Anything for which “reporters”, (i.e. InformaDroids) are looking for a Putin angle is serious indeed.

    Meanwhile:

    RUSSIANS TARGET DA BLAX: https://www.rt.com/usa/446732-senate-report-election-russians/

    BLACK MEGALOMANIA AND NARCISSISM IS AROUSED:

    Russians used racial division to divide us further. Goes to show what the world sees when it looks at America. Also, shows the power of the black community. So strong that there are full campaigns both inside AND outside the country to suppress our voice.

    https://t.co/SNLIfg02sv
    — Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 17, 2018

    It’s like a jewish nonstop comedy out there.

  47. From BBC News Pidgin

    WOT WOT ME DROPPIN CLOTS PON DE AREA, MON

    hrrooo hrrooo

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  48. Anonymous[196] • Disclaimer says:

    So, what connection, etymological or otherwise, does ‘pidgin’ have with ‘pigeon’ (Columbia Livia or Rock Dove)?

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @orionyx
  49. At first I would have thought that the Beeb was inadvertently being racist by using Pidgin English instead of English English to talk to the natives, but then I learned from the audio on this page (https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/03/13/nigerian-pidgin-bbc-world-service) that Pidgin evolved as resistance to English efforts to get Africans to speak English English, so it be kool, bra.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  50. @The Alarmist

    Because whoever got a leg up in his career by being able to speak the Queen’s English?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Reg Cæsar
  51. @istevefan

    The BBC is directed and staffed by leftists, who are of course privately and deeply contemptuous of the working class and our brown-skinned brethren – as others have noted many times, it is this contempt, and an innate sense of superiority, that fuel their ideology. Freud may not have been an entire quack, since he came up with the concept of projection.

    Thus the BBC, which is funded by extortion (UK householders under the age of 75 must pay them, on pain of criminal prosecution, £150 or so a year merely for receiving any live televised broadcasts) sees fit to patronise and keep down those whose command of spoken English is imperfect.

    It also of course patronises and keeps down British audiences with a copious supply of prolefeed in the form of Strictly Come Dancing, all manner of reality TV, and endless programmes about cooking.

    Luckily I threw my TV set away in 2005 so I haven’t had to pay them a penny since!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @dfordoom
  52. @Steve Sailer

    Didn’t hurt Her Majesty. I wonder if Meghan is modifying her American.

  53. @Anonymous

    From Wikipedia:

    Pidgin derives from a Chinese pronunciation of the English word business…The term pidgin English (“business English”), first attested in 1855…

  54. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There are a bunch of other dialect writers who were extremely popular that I find, like you, require too much brain effort to read.

    Oddly, if you skim text like that, although you miss details, you can understand it better than if you go though it slowly.

    Somewhat related, I downloaded a 19th century biography that the Google Books project had OCR’d before the copyright court shut them down. Typography in the nineteenth century was more complex than now, more ligatures and tables and ornate decoration, as well as inking variation, and in general the raw scans from the Google Books project of books of this period are a disaster. The OCR algorithms cannot cope with it.

    The biography I downloaded I just could not read, there were so many OCR mistakes. But then I noticed that if I quickly scanned the text I could understand it. My brain was somehow making substitutions and filling in gaps based on surrounding context, context I missed if I read too slowly. It was kind of like those tricks where the top of bottom half of a sentence is omitted, but you can still read it if you glance at the whole thing.

    • Replies: @anon
  55. Dtbb says:
    @J.Ross

    In the cigar factories in Tampa one guy’s job was to read to all the rollers. Often in multiple languages.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @PiltdownMan
  56. @Dtbb

    Samuel Gompers got started in the union business as a reader to tobacco rollers.

  57. orionyx says:
    @Anonymous

    The word ‘pidgin’ is Pidgin for ‘business’: it’s the language two people who have no other language use in trade.
    Myself, I think it’s derived indirectly, via the Southron ‘bidnis’.

  58. Whitney says:

    BBC pidgin is the most incredible website. It’s hard for me to even fathom that is real. I’m in shock

  59. Trevor H. says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    According to the BBC, the violence in South Africa is almost entirely white-on-black. Who’s keeping track of Fake News whoppers? They’re coming faster and harder than ever lately.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46071479

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  60. @Steve Sailer

    Reading allowed was very common.
    When artists worked their wives would often read to them. Families had a reading hour and recital i think people absorbed content better.

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
  61. @istevefan

    “Which means it will limit their potential to participate in the world economy since everyone else is learning a standard form.”

    Don’t fret over inconsequential limiting factors like linguistic non-conformity.

  62. Alfa158 says:

    The LA Opera recently performed Phillip Glass’s opera about Gandhi’s early years in South Africa when he led the resistance to the abridgment of civil rights for South Asians. I had a hard time keeping a straight face since the libretto made it out to be a struggle for equality for all people, because I was familiar with what Gandhi thought of Africans. The opera even included a non speaking role for Saint MLK. Most of the outrage felt by Indians actually came down to “we understand that the kaffirs need to be kept in line , but how dare the government treat us like them”?

    BTW, for the critics who think Glass’s music just consists of DEEdleedeedley…DEEdleedeedley… DEEdleedeedley…ad infinitum, that’s not true. He occasionally switches over to deeDEEdleedeedly , deeDEEdleedeedly , deeDEEdleedeedly…

    • Replies: @ACommenter
  63. J1234 says:

    Di lecturers argue say some of Gandhi en writings dey suggest say Indians be “infinitely superior” to black Africans, so dem no want see en statue for campus.

    Every group is infinitely superior to black Africans…but only in terms of intelligence, character, industriousness and self-control.

  64. Yngvar says:

    It’s Inverse Cargo Cult; remove the symbol of bad and the bad disappear.

  65. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s about time Gandhi was exposed as the racist and ethnonationalist that he actually was.

  66. Ian M. says:

    I cannot believe this BBC News Pidgin is not a parody news source, like The Onion.

    The thing that made me sure it was a parody was its reference to a university in Ghana.

  67. @Alfa158

    Most of the outrage felt by Indians actually came down to “we understand that the kaffirs need to be kept in line , but how dare the government treat us like them”?

    Yeah the indian government sponsored film of him with Kingsley strangely missed that part.

    When the commie mayor of NYC was talking about taking down statues of ‘racists’ I was wondering if anyone would bring up that the statue of Gandhi in Union Square, to quote the bbc ‘be ‘racist”

  68. Lowe says:
    @Lot

    “Nothing significant will come of it.”

    So far Macron’s administration has suspended the gas tax increase for 6 months, then suspended it indefinitely, and promised to raise the minimum wage. Those concessions are surely significant to the average Frenchman.

    • Replies: @jim jones
  69. KunioKun says:

    I can’t believe BBC Pidgin is real. It is on the BBC no less. If I copy and past the text of any paragraph onto a telephone pole the FBI will be called for racial harassment.

  70. @Steve Sailer

    My Texas grandma and her sisters traded off reading aloud while the others did the dishes. Also, at nap time she told me Uncle Remus stories. Brer Rabbit was my favorite. And didn’t the cigar factories have readers?

  71. anon[342] • Disclaimer says:

    I think this should serve to demonstrate that American media coverage of events absolutely can affect public behavior, even abroad. Endless Black Lives Matter coverage in the mainstream press led to a substantial, nonrandom, increase in the US murder rate in black areas most affected by said coverage, and media promotion of statue destruction in the South (aimed at supposed white racism for the supposed benefit of blacks) has now apparently caused the phenomenon to spread overseas, again to a predominantly black area with racism as the excuse and a non-black as the target.

    I think this should have been obvious by now. Pat Buchanan noted that US media coverage of Vietnam era American protests sparked copycat protests in Japan, even though Japan didn’t send troops to Vietnam. And there are other historical parallels, too: Mao’s media coverage of the Red Guard attacks led to waves of copycat terrorist attacks. Closer to our time, media coverage of Columbine has led to dozens of copycat shootings over the years, even a recent overseas incident where the perps directly copied the aesthetic of the shooters.

  72. El Dato says:
    @Simon Tugmutton

    The BBC is directed and staffed by leftists

    Non anti-paedophile, non-racialist leftists.

  73. jim jones says:
    @Lowe

    The Frogs are too dependent on Government largesse to ever make a stand against the State.

  74. FLgeezer says:
    @ACommenter

    >Reading allowed was very common.

    On the net, writing allowed is becoming less and less common. 8-(

  75. Lot says:
    @Jack Hanson

    We know how many Frenchmen oppose Islamification: the 33.9% who voted for Marine Le Pen in the two-man second round presidential election that Macron got 64% of the vote in.

    That third of the population isn’t going to take over the country by disorganized multi-message protests.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  76. Ogbeni Steve-san, the thing dey hard you to read because say you be oyibo. Omo Naija like me dey read am no stress, d thing sweet pass Queen’s English sef.

  77. Don’t know about this particular pidgin, but some creoles continue to use ‘Pidgin’ as a glossonym for themselves, even though the language is no longer technically a pidgin. With this one though, could a creole really seem so simple and so close to English? Underscores Steve’s point: can anyone who reads one really not read the other? Presumably, the main purpose is to provide BBC jobs for Africans.

    Potemkin pidgin.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  78. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Trevor H.

    There were people keeping track of mainstream media lying. They have been labeled as racists, Nazis, and Russians, and removed.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  79. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Simon Tugmutton

    The BBC is directed and staffed by leftists, who are of course privately and deeply contemptuous of the working class

    I disagree. I’d say they are openly and publicly contemptuous of the working class.

    But then they’re fake leftists anyway.

  80. @Jack Highlands

    Don’t know about this particular pidgin, but some creoles continue to use ‘Pidgin’ as a glossonym for themselves, even though the language is no longer technically a pidgin.

    Curiously, Jamaican creole is known in that dialect as “Patois” even though Jamaica has never been Francophone.

  81. @Jack Hanson

    Jack, do you have a yellow vest story that is interesting?

    I’ve read the couple that are on the site here. It is interesting from the perspective that this is the sort of way that a nationalist movement could roll out.

    But as Lot points out, as yet, these guys have not pressed the nationalist button. Specifically, their demand has not yet said the obvious: “No more immigration. Our jobs and welfare are for French men and women.”

    That is simply core. Any protest that just dances around gas tax and minimum wage and doesn’t address what is actually make the lives of the French crappier and crappier each year, has not yet turned the nationalist corner.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  82. dfordoom says: • Website

    BBC Pidgin is brilliant.

    “One Dutch man wey bin ask court to comot 20 years from im age so dat im dating swagger go ginger well well don lose.”

    “Leopard kill Indian Buddhist monk wey ebta forest to pray. Rahul Walke bin dey “meditate under tree” for Tadoba forest, wey be wia dem dey keep tigers…”

    I think I’m addicted.

  83. I think this should serve to demonstrate that American media coverage of events absolutely can affect public behavior, even abroad.

    It’s a bit more than that. Scratch below the surface and you find the usual suspects.

    The leader of the campaign against the statue, Akosua Adomako Ampofo, is a Professor of African and Gender Studies at the University of Ghana and the founding Head of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy.

    She has a Ph.D. in Gender Studies from Vanderbilt University. She lists only “limited working proficiency” in Akan, the principal language of Ghana, but full proficiency in English and German. She may be only part native Ghanaian, I suspect.

    Among her recent publications are titles such as ““Black/African Lives Matter and Decolonizing the Academy”.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  84. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Somewhat related, I downloaded a 19th century biography that the Google Books project had OCR’d before the copyright court shut them down.

    the law finally caught up to them?

    good

  85. @Steve Sailer

    Because whoever got a leg up in his career by being able to speak the Queen’s English?

    There was a humo(u)r book out in the mid-1980s called (roughly; spelling not verbatim) “High ta Talk Propawly”, to teach the unwashed the royal dialect. It appeared to be selling.

  86. Rob McX says:
    @PiltdownMan

    …Akosua Adomako Ampofo, is a Professor of African and Gender Studies at the University of Ghana and the founding Head of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy.

    A place that can barely feed its inhabitants has a Professor of African and Gender Studies? Who on earth is funding that – Soros?

  87. Big Bill says:

    BBC News Pidgin is such a wonderful resource, isn’t it?

    I love reading them aloud to my SJW coworkers … and then showing them the printed page.

  88. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Rob McX


    “Not nearly enough!”
    But it’s a start, good for them. Wonder if Jupiter is making any phone calls, seeing if any sweaty youths have a couch he could crash at.

  89. @Lot

    I see we are at the non sequitor part of Lot_npc.exe.

  90. Update:

    India PM demanded the statue be replaced.

    OUR WORDS ARE BACKED BY NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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