Darren Scully, mayor of Naas, didn’t say that he was refusing to represent all people who were rude to him.
Only Black Africans.
All black Africans regardless of what country they come from. Think of the mind-boggling stupidity of such a thing, not to mention the uneducated parochialism behind it. Think of the dull, redneck mentality that views the rest of the world as Not-Kildare.
Darren Scully thinks all black Africans are the same, though they come from a gigantic and diverse continent. It’s like saying he’ll never represent Italians because he met a bad-mannered Russian.
I don’t know where the ill-mannered Africans came from that Darren Scully is complaining about, but I suspect they were Nigerian. You don’t have to be Irish to complain about Nigerian attitudes, but that isn’t a racial issue. It’s a cultural one. I believe many people from Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger have difficulty with some Nigerians because a slice of Nigerian society has somehow come to view itself as the master race, and many Nigerians manifest an attitude of arrogance to other Africans as well as to Irish natives.
Darren Scully who, I’m reliably informed, is definitely not Einstein, would struggle to comprehend the fine distinction in that. They’re feckin black and they’re from Not-Kildare. What more do you want?
Jesus, he should go out and take a look at the ignorant inbreds living within twenty miles of his own little town before he goes labelling the people of an entire continent. Is he refusing to represent those gobshites?
No. He isn’t, and that’s what makes his statement racist. If Darren Scully had said he’d represent Ghanaians, Congolese, Kenyans, Tanzanians, Mozambicans and Namibians but not Nigerians, he wouldn’t be making a racist statement. He’d be generalising about a nation, however unfairly. But as far as I can see, this petty politician from an insignificant backwater lacks both the vision and the education to understand that there’s a great big world out there.
What a fool. And listening to the radio, it seems that every unthinking knee-jerk bigot in Ireland agrees with him.
Is this the sort of uninformed demagogue we can expect to see more of in difficult economic times? History repeats itself.
Darren Scully has resigned as mayor of Naas.
I wish to apologise unreservedly for my remarks on 4FM and KFM, he said. I realise they have caused deep hurt and offence in all communities and in all sectors of society.
“I realise now that my remarks were open to an interpretation that I did not intend. I abhor racism in all its forms.
I wonder where he stands on stupidity.
Guess what? Based on this post, some idiots have accused me of racism.
Why? Because I criticised Nigerians. Idiots.
Imagine what would happen if if you criticised Germans.