Bloc Party's Kele Okereke: “I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism” - NME

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    Kele Okereke: “I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism” - NME
    Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke opens up about Brexit Britain, Brandon Flowers' comments on Morrissey, the artists failing to fight far right rhetoric, and his ambitious new album '2042'

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    “This idea of a multi-cultural Britain, that there is now somehow resistance towards it, is something that I’ve never experienced in my life [until] now,” he continues. “And it’s not just the politicians and the media. It’s the artists too.” With the exception, he says, of artists like Slowthai, Idles and Billy Bragg who are continually questioning and holding discrimination to account, too many are complicit – many more, he says, are even encouraging it.

    “I think of the comments that Morrissey recently made and his support for Britain First. It’s clear to me that there is an idea of Britain and Britishness that is supposed to exclude people who are non-white and this idea is becoming more and more prominent.

    “As a black musician who was born in the UK and who lives in the UK, I found it very disheartening that none of my peers really came out to publicly counter Morrissey’s recent comments and behaviour. I found that personally quite dispiriting and even worse, the only comments by musicians seemed to be in support of him – like Brandon Flowers.” Ahead of The Killers headline set at Glastonbury, Flowers told NME that Morrissey was “still a king” despite his problematic political views.

    “Brandon Flowers is basically saying it doesn’t matter what Morrissey says, he’s still a revered icon,” Okereke tells us. “I think that’s bullshit and I think Brandon Flowers is bullshit. It does matter. It absolutely matters what people say and the fact that no one is willing to challenge him on this to me is quite disgusting. Shame on him and shame on Morrissey.”

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Uncleskinny, Oct 5, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      OK, ppl don't get drawn in any longer with this thread, the skinny pseudonyms have arrived; skinny, trill, & a wild guess at this DavidK who appears from way back in 1997 posing as some all-seeing-all-knowing 'oracle' spreading the gospel according to, guess who?...skinny...FFS. At that point his cover was blown.

      ..all singing off the same hymn sheet, all too familiar behaviour what with the cross posting mutual support, & 95% this 'n' that shite.

      I'm off, had enough of this crap. Take the day off skinny & give us all a rest. You really are in dire need of help, of that I am 100% sure.
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    2. countthree
      countthree
      I don't know if this man is a musician. Is he "black"? Well, his skin tone is darker so he obviously descends from African people. Like everybody else, I would add, because that is the place from where our species (homo sapiens) comes from. Sooner or later all our people came from there, that's a proven scientific fact, unlike the existence of human races. Or is he "black" because of his black T-shirt? I'm open to a proper explanation. Sorry if I don't admit labelling people with colors, because the complexity of human nature goes far beyond the shade of a skin tone and the continent where your closest ancestors were born. If someone is going to label himself I would ask that person to begin with the intentions of his heart, because "for out of the heart can proceed... blasphemies" (Mat 15.19). Sorry by the biblical reference, KS. You can ruin people's lives and careers with blasphemies, that's why even the most powerful people, even royals, have to go to the courts to stop them.

      In summary, I don't know a lot of things about this man, but what I already know for sure -because his own words prove it- is that he is a well accomplished bully who does not hesitate to instigate others to publicly harass Morrissey, a man to whom many Brisith musicians owe at least part of their careers because he contributed to open a path for a lot of them in the international music scene. You don't need to agree with all Morrissey´s views just like you don't have to agree 100% with everybody else in your everyday life to respect them. Those are the basis of freedom of speech and democracy. Morrissey is a living legend, and if you bully your cultural icons you are a moron who doesn't value the luck you have of being the citizen of a western developed democratic country, Mr. "black musician born in the UK and who lives in the UK".
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    3. countthree
      countthree
      You don't agree UK give Argentina our islands back, but at least you are admitting they were stolen by piracy and colonialism. Thanks for the admission, it's kind of heartwarming.
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    4. Mozmar
      Mozmar
      TLDR; he's irrelevant & his views hold no sway. A whinger. End.
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    5. Melü
      Melü
      Because “GO! GO! GET OUT! WE DON’T NEED YOU! WE DON’T NEED YOU! WE. DON’T. NEEEED. YOU! GO! GO! GO! GO!”
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    6. ThePoliticalRevolution
      ThePoliticalRevolution
      HAY BITCHES IM BACK FROM GETTING A FACIAL.
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    7. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Ere.............what?
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Well said Melu...no more to say...apart from...GO! JUST FUCKIN' GO!
    9. reelfountain
      reelfountain
      I wish people like Kele Okereke would realise that they are the problem. If he walked down the street and a car splashed a puddle of rainwater on him he would curse and call the driver a racist. If he has a bad day it is because everyone hates him because he's black.

      Not every black person has this problem, but there are some like Kele who do. It's the eternal victim syndrome espoused by the liberal-left with their identity politics, where all white people are racist (and if you think you're not, you're still an unconscious racist) and everyone black is a victim.

      Take an article in yesterday's Guardian for example, that accuses the snowflake climate change group Extinction Rebellion of being racist. This is the Guardian truly out-Guardianing itself as it is actually referring to its own lefty middle class readership.

      https://www.theguardian.com/environ...tion-rebellion-race-climate-crisis-inequality

      The piece is a called "Does Extinction Rebellion Have a Race Problem?" and accuses the group of racism because of three reasons:

      1) They all seem to be white and aren't attracting enough black members, which means they are not embracing diversity... so they must be Racist.

      2) They seem to mostly hail from non-urban areas like the home counties or the countryside. That means by living there they are refusing to embrace the joys of multiculturalism... so they must be Racist.

      3) When the Met police said it is going to prosecute all those arrested at a London demo, Extinction Rebellion tweeted back that instead of arresting protesters the police should be concentrating on London's knife crime problem which is more important... which, hey, sounds like a hint that instead of nicking white protesters the police should be arresting the black boys who commit all the knife crime... so that's Racist!

      This is the level of authoritarianism the liberal-left have sunk to - a stringent set of rules that will eventually alienate everyone including the most anti-racist among us. You see, the problem with the Guardian and Bloc Party's Kele is not that white people are racist, it is that white people exist.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      This is tiresome. i can't even be bothered to negate his generalisations, because "what you resist persists".
      I'll do what I do with Skinny posts - Ignore.
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    11. countthree
      countthree
      Don't worry, you won't be hanged by treason. It was a Freudian slip.
    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      So this okereke bloke doesn't like Trump, PM Johnson, Flowers, Moz,...never experienced such (alleged) 'racism'...so fuck off back to Nigeria & see how you get on, or go stay with skinny in Bratford...despite the UK giving you yr 'musical' break? Huh!
      Fuck right off tit.
      Can't stand shits like that.
      Typical skinny post.
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    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Yep, I love yu.
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    14. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      aye your right your an old boring fuck who posts on here about once a month and has absolutely nothing to say.i await an avalanche of troll symbols from you because that's all your good for.
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    15. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
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    16. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      who brought hitler into it.
      if anyone hasn't seen the trailer for JOJO RABBIT go and do so,could be film of the year,a ten year old who has hitler as his imaginery friend.im giving it 11 out of 10.
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    17. Anonymous
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      :rofl:WTF
    18. reelfountain
      reelfountain
      Perhaps Bloc Party's Kele Okereke would like to explain this to me...

      black r r r.jpg
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    19. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Those figures are amazing but...there's a kind of reason behind it..in the main...white men don't fancy black women. Just saying.o_O
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    20. reelfountain
      reelfountain
      White rapists are racist!
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