After Moz decided For Britain was the best hope for Vegan Feminism & his reputation was eviscerated by journalists/Twitter, Love Music Hate Racism, put out a statement that’s so bigoted & inaccurate that they should probably try overcoming themselves.
Everything about it is dubious – so I’ll put the loaded words & objections in notes:
Moz doesn’t single out Muslims, Jews, & Black & Asian politicians – he’s against all animal slaughter, but worries about religious & traditional exemptions – he mentions Spain, supermarkets, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, Henry Bolton, The Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Dick Gregory, & David Cameron.
He wants all abattoirs banned.
Yeah – he’s getting his facts from marginal sources but that’s mainly because the people who should be helping him fact check are too busy calling him a racist.
Just because you think you can hear an echo doesn’t mean there is one – smearing & guilt by association are forms of prejudice.
Moz has been slagging off London & diction at least since the 80s, if not from birth – Johnny Marr, Cilla Black, David Beckham – have all failed his standards. It’s camp.
Other people being racist towards Diane doesn’t make her above criticism. But again, it’s camp.
Hitler put the word socialism in his party name – so blame him.
Anne Marie Waters was in The Labour Party for 10 years getting called a racist for trying to highlight sexism in Sharia Law. Yes, she’s cracked up – but if the left wasn’t so blind to sexism & homophobia she would probably still be on our side.
Yes, it is accidental. A pull-quote can mislead without being a misquote.
He’s right not to trust the media – look at the state of this statement.
He has never backed down in the face of outrage – it burns itself out because it’s fuelled by nothing but hot air.
He’s been emboldened again – at any moment he may commit genocide by singing Golden Lights.
His views aka Veganism (which is a protected belief) have no place in music or society & they condemn them. Not keeping up with legislation & being unable to separate Morrissey’s views from people they’ve associated with him isn’t a good sign in an anti-racism charity.
He’s more dangerous & extremist than Clapton??????? In what universe is whinging about Sharia Law & Islamic State (when you’re a queer vegan) more dangerous than telling foreigners in your audience to get out of England because it’s a white country???
Shut up bigots like Morrissey & his racist friends – labeling, harassment.
Clapton’s less dangerous words:
Moz’s more dangerous words:
“No, I haven’t ever voted. I don’t have sufficient faith in the circus of politics … and … you can see why! It is a moral disaster on every level. Even Tesco wouldn’t employ Diane Abbott.”
“UKIP is dead, and Nigel Farage aided their downfall by supporting Henry Bolton. Theresa May was always a Prime Minister uninvited. She is incapable of leadership. She cannot say her own name unless it’s written down on a cue card in front of her. I recall her speech on Eid al-Adhar, and how she referred to it as a ”joyous celebration” … as millions of animals had their throats slit to mark the occasion. I wondered what kind of compassion she could possibly have. The answer is none. However, the Conservatives conserve nothing in modern Britain. In fact, they are the prime destructors of British heritage. Labour are no different from the Conservatives in that they do not object to FGM, halal slaughter, child marriage, and so on. There is no moral clarity with these people, and you shouldn’t vote in a certain way simply because you always have. Do you have the nerve to vote differently? If you have any concern for animal welfare, for example, you cannot possibly vote for either Conservatives or Labour, because both parties support halal slaughter, which, as we all know, is evil. Furthermore, halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of ISIS, and yet in England we have halal meat served in hospitals and schools! UK law is pointless!”
JOHN: But halal is done in the name of religion.
MORRISSEY: Most murder is! But animals rights must come before religion. Religion must cease to be the ONLY word. I am not interested in what people did ten thousand years ago. I am concerned about what is happening today.
JOHN: Kosher is also very cruel.
MORRISSEY: Very. It, too, must be banned. I am not saying that stunned slaughter is acceptable, because it couldn’t ever be. If you use the term ‘humane slaughter’ then you might as well talk in terms of ‘humane rape’. People sound very stupid when they mention ‘humane slaughter’.
JOHN: A lot of people can’t afford a vegan diet.
MORRISSEY: I think the point is that we cease to put ourselves first. It is not about what we frivolously want. Every animal even during slaughter fights and kicks until its very last breath. It has one instinct and that is to survive. I stopped watching television because of animal death commercials. I couldn’t allow that into my living space for one more day. I feel liberated without it. They won’t show cigarette commercials but it’s OK to show butchered lambs? And to laugh about it?
“There is a new party called For Britain. They have the best approach to animal welfare, whereas no other party even bothers to mention animal welfare. The EU will not protect animals from halal or kosher practice. For Britain seem to say what many British people are currently thinking, which is why the BBC or Channel 4 News will not acknowledge them, because, well, For Britain would change British politics forever … and we can’t have that! If you love animals, you really cannot vote Labour or Conservative. Give animals a break. They’ve done enough for you. Let them live. “
“animals have no voice. If animals spoke English then no one would eat them. You see, racism is at its most abhorrent in relation to eating animals. If you eat animals, isn’t it a display of hatred for a certain species? And what gives you the right to eat another species or race? Would you eat people from Sri Lanka?”
“From every angle the torture of the bull is staged. The bullfighter is a spectacular failure who cannot actually fight the bull without a mass of weapons and a host of helpers, whereas the bull stands alone. No one can possibly believe that this is sport. They say ’oh, but it is tradition’, well, yes, but murder has a long tradition in Spain, should we celebrate that, also? A Murder Festival?”
JOHN: London has become a murder capital recently.
MORRISSEY: London is debased. The Mayor of London tells us about ”Neighborhood policin ” – what is ‘policin’? He tells us London is an ”amazin ” city. What is ‘amazin’? This is the Mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly! I saw an interview where he was discussing mental health, and he repeatedly said ”men’el ” … he could not say the words ‘mental health’. The Mayor of London! Civilisation is over!
JOHN: But why do you think so many people are being killed in London?
MORRISSEY: London is second only to Bangladesh for acid attacks. All of the attacks are non-white, and so they cannot be truthfully addressed by the British government or the Met Police or the BBC because of political correctness. What this means is that the perpetrator is considered to be as much of a victim as the actual victim. We live in the Age of Atrocity.
“British mainstream media is now so politically correct that basic truth is actually impossible, and although it is obsessed with promoting social diversity they will not accept diverse opinion. Most British newspapers can only offer secrecy. When news is offered as opinion, it can only therefore be biased. Last year I completed a questionnaire for The Daily Mail in which one of their questions was ‘Whom do you most dislike?’. I replied ‘Theresa May, because of her support for killing foxes and badgers.’ The questionnaire appeared in print, but the Theresa May reply was missing because it obviously didn’t fit with the Mail’s political position as Theresa May’s personal notice-board.”
“When the print media are lost for a reply, they simply change the subject by naming their opponent as ‘racist’, which is the perfect ploy because most people are naturally appalled to be called racist, and they step back in silence, and the debate collapses unresolved… I am neither Loony Left nor Far Right. I am a humanitarian. I have not ever once voted in a British election because I have not ever discovered a party that represents my views. My main social concern is the abolition of the abattoir, the continued existence of which in modern times is beyond sane belief.“
Moz could do himself a favour by using boring phrases, never joking whenever he mentions something associated with race or religion & not getting his ‘facts’ from internet websites, but nothing he’s said is hate-filled.
And I can’t find a similar statement about anyone else, not even after Wiley’s 48 hour Twitter rant against Jewish people in August 2020.