Interview with a BLM Activist

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN

BLM Activist: “You are privileged.”

Me: “Why?”

BLM Activist: “You went to public school.”

Me: “Did I choose to go to public school?”

BLM Activist: “Err, no.”

BLM Activist: “Still, you are privileged.”

Me: “Why?”

BLM Activist: “You are white.”

Me: “Did I have any say in my whiteness or you in your blackness?”

BLM Activist: “Err, no.”

BLM Activist: “But let’s face it you are a racist.”

Me: “Why?”

BLM Activist: “Your great great great great great great great great grandfather was a slave trader in the eighteenth century.”

Me: “Did I choose to be born his great great great great great great great great grandson?”

BLM Activist: “Err, no.”

BLM Activist: “But Britain must repay African countries for enslaving blacks.”

Me: “Why?”

BLM Activist: “Your wealth is founded upon the horrors of slave trading and colonialism.”

Me: “Did any Briton alive today choose to be born into a nation whose wealth, in part, was based on slave trading and empire? Did you?”

BLM Activist: “Err, no.”

Me: “So, let’s get this straight. You are saying that I am a privileged racist who owes you money even though I had no choice in who I was born to or how I was educated – we both benefit from Britain’s position in the world and wander around the same streets and parks adorned by their munificent Victorian architecture and municipal benefits – and you had no choice about who you were born to either? I do quite a bit of work in Africa and I can tell you now that the black African colleagues I know and love as friends would laugh you out of their countries. You do more to harm the noble battle against genuine racists and bigots than you know. If anything, you owe me money for your absurd defamation.”

BLM Activist: “That’s racist.”

Me: “Stop causing needless division and tell your Marxist, identity-politicking, victim-creating, brainwashing overlords to grow up. Grow yourself a spine. If you really want equality of outcome, and I am pretty sure you do not, then try Havana? Caracas is lovely this time of year too – just be sure to take your own food with you unless you want to starve, and a body bag marked useful idiot.”

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