James Maker Statement: Is Morrissey a racist?

Statement:

Is Morrissey a racist?

The answer is an emphatic 'no'. In the forty years that I have known Morrissey, I have never once heard a racist epithet pass his lips. The terms 'racist', 'fascist', and 'Islamophobe' are so freely used nowadays against those whose opinions and worldview differs from our own, that they have lost their power and meaning.
Also, there is a worrying trend on the Left that, ironically, echoes fascism in its intolerance of reasoned debate. One is not only 'wrong' in expressing a different opinion, but one is also now 'evil'. I believe that calling Morrissey a racist is unjustifiable and wrong.
However, if you want to run out of the house wearing a garment ill-suited to the elements in order to throw Viva Hate into the Manchester Ship Canal, then that is, of course, your right.

In supporting Brexit, this does not make Morrissey an immigrant-hating 'Little Englander' who lives only to reverse the metric system and bring back steam trains. The truth is, there are myriad reasons why people voted to leave the EU. One of them is a mistrust of Brussels technocracy where unelected representatives make decisions that are arguably a matter for sovereignty.
Patriotism and Nationalism are very distinct: the former is characterised by an affection for one's country; the second is a more extreme and unforgiving form of allegiance to one's homeland. Morrissey might be guilty of patriotism, but not of nationalism.

Opposing Sharia Law in the UK, or FGM, or institutionalised misogyny—which is (trigger warning) widespread in the developing world—is an appropriate Western response borne of democracy and the development of civil liberties. It is neither racist nor Islamophobic.
After all, if I were to move to the United Arab Emirates in search of a better life, I wouldn't reasonably expect to be able to build a hot dog stand empire, serving pork products whilst dressed in a gender-neutral miniskirt.

To oppose halal slaughter is to oppose slaughter with additional cruelty. The zakat tax payable for Halal certification is used by Islamic organisations to fund mosques and religious schools. Such is the many-tentacled nature of zakat, it is difficult to determine whether it is also being used to crowdfund Islamist extremism. There is a growing concern in some quarters that it might be.

Hitler was indeed 'Left-wing' in the sense of incorporating the word 'socialist' into the party's name to cynically draw voters away from communism and towards populist nationalism dressed as socialism. Hence, 'Hitler was Left-wing.' Morrissey was not suggesting that Hitler and Yvette Cooper (for example) share the same political ideals. The fact is, Left-wing totalitarianism looks little different to Right-wing authoritarianism — if you're being oppressed, it's the same experience.

Again, is Morrissey a racist?
My answer is an emphatic 'no'.

James Maker.
26.04.18

Regards,
FWD.
 

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Anonymous

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Ah yes, the classic 'I have black friends tho'.

Having band mates of the ethnicity you hate doesn't mean you don't harbor ill-will towards the ethnicity. A racist can simply rationalize it by saying that he's one of the good ones.
Consistently touring the place they come from and saying how much they like said place does say something about a persons thoughts of the ethnicity though. Also having those people continue to defend and support you does say something. Writing a song sympathizing with the people of Venezuela does say something about a persons character and there supposed racism
 
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vegan.cro spirit #354

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Well, simply because irrational idiots like you are like an echo chamber regurgitating the same nonsense over and over again. At some point some one is gonna have to shut you down. James sounds like a very articulate and intelligent man. Where's you and your cronies sound like raving maniacs foaming at the jowls.
Yes there are several trolling echoes here thats for sure. Where is the other one, Cheswick? G23? Oldcunt.com?
I assume they have put an appearance.:straightface: 24/7 Echo trolls is the best way to describe them. Insane Muslim Echo Troll Possee.:turban:

This is NOT a Moz statement, its James statement, there is Moz and then there is James M. Cheswick and Skinny are echo trolls but DIFFERENT not the same troll. Of one mind but distinctive in posting avatars.

James M is simply putting down in writing what all sensible folks already know.:handok:
 
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Anonymous

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James Maker sounds like a very clever and reasonable person. Completely unbrainwashed by modern social media hysteria. The problem on this site is that so many people want Morrissey to be a racist. To make themselves feel better for being secret bigots, misogynists, racists themselves perhaps? I don't know. Perhaps it's because they once passionately loved Morrissey, but somewhere along the line, what with life's personal misfortunes, that love turned to hate. It's quite sad.
Nope, I’ve had no personal misfortunes etc. in my life that have made me cease putting Morrissey on some godlike pedestal. I just think he has become a grumpy old prick over the last decade.
 

A Man Escaped

Well-Known Member
Can you imagine it's even come to the point when a friend of Morrissey is defending him and bringing Hitler into the mix?
Was Chrissie Hynde or Russell Brand not returning his calls so he had to make do with James?

Reminds me of the time back in 2015 when Morrissey got his friend Michael Bracewell, whose Wikipedia biog in terms of length makes "List of.." seem like War and Peace, to comment publicly on him not then having a record deal:

"The situation is BEYOND BELIEF..... not wishing to be facile, but this is like Hockney being unable to get a gallery, only slightly worse and even more baffling... How very odd that the cost of being an icon is isolation..."
 
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Anonymous

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Ah yes, the classic 'I have black friends tho'.

Having band mates of the ethnicity you hate doesn't mean you don't harbor ill-will towards the ethnicity. A racist can simply rationalize it by saying that he's one of the good ones.
Can black people be racist? Or must you be white?
 

Uncleskinny

It's all good
Subscriber
Was Chrissie Hynde or Russell Brand not returning his calls so he had to make do with James?

Reminds me of the time back in 2015 when Morrissey got his friend Michael Bracewell, whose Wikipedia biog in terms of length makes "List of.." seem like War and Peace, to comment publicly on him not then having a record deal:

"The situation is BEYOND BELIEF..... not wishing to be facile, but this is like Hockney being unable to get a gallery, only slightly worse and even more baffling... How very odd that the cost of being an icon is isolation..."
I know. By the way, if you are the kind of person who thinks Morrissey isn't a racist, then what do you think about all the avowed racists now supporting him? It must be very confusing.
 
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001

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Can you imagine it's even come to the point when a friend of Morrissey is defending him and bringing Hitler into the mix?
This is how the press works:

They make up a story about subject A.
They print/publish article about subject A.
People read the article about subject A.
Some believe what they've read.

How the fuck do you fight that? You can have your own site and make statements there. Most won't read them and those that do will still believe what the press said about you. As you very well know skinnybob.

Friends will defend subject A but not even that is enough for some...
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Peter Hogg! Never heard him comment about anything, ever! I thought he'd just vanished without a trace. Interesting.
Last time I heard he was selling ice cream on the outskirts of Wigan.

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
 

Charlie Cheswick

Well-Known Member
This is how the press works:

They make up a story about subject A.
They print/publish article about subject A.
People read the article about subject A.
Some believe what they've read.

How the fuck do you fight that? You can have your own site and make statements there. Most won't read them and those that do will still believe what the press said about you. As you very well know skinnybob.

Friends will defend subject A but not even that is enough for some...
You can't blame the press here. Remember when Morrissey said the German lot were lying and making stuff up and they release the audio tapes and it turned out Morrissey was full of shit?

Also he has full control of the current bollocks he's turning out.
 

Uncleskinny

It's all good
Subscriber
You can't blame the press here. Remember when Morrissey said the German lot were lying and making stuff up and they release the audio tapes and it turned out Morrissey was full of shit?

Also he has full control of the current bollocks he's turning out.
Very good point. Also - why isn't Morrissey suing folk who call him racist? Do you think he would relish the court exchanges?
 

AztecCamera

Well-Known Member
I am really getting sick of you foreigners calling LA's most outstanding citizen a "racist". No one in his own country America is calling him a racist. Are you jealous because he doesn't have foreigner black people all over lil' Sammy's posts and articles instead of American black people? Stop thinking he is one of you.
 

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
Possibly written by Morrissey himself. The term "Statement" to lead off is the giveaway.
 

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