Sunday 13 July 2008

Do they know it's Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month?

I'm delighted to report that a new blow has been struck for racial equality, with the introduction of Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?). As the name suggests, this is the latest bright idea from some parasitic do-gooder doughty warrior against injustice: a celebration of the enormous cultural contribution of gypsies! It follows in the footsteps of the equally worthwhile Black History Month, and LGBT History Month, and is already making its presence felt.

For example, the government has provided £70,000 to "the gypsy, Roma and traveller community" (for which read, a small number of self-appointed representatives of the said community), which has been used to fund a magazine, snappily entitled Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month Magazine (GRTHMM), 23,000 copies of which were distributed to schoolchildren across the UK last month. Like many such "anti-racist" politico-historical publications, it makes a number of rather questionable claims about the ethnicity of well-known figures, attempting to draw them into the ethnic group that is being "celebrated", whether the facts like it or not. However, while the website, 100 Great Black Britons, only claimed that a queen, Philippa of Hainault, was, contrary to all the evidence, of African descent, GRTHMM has gone further, and claimed that the King was a gypsy. Yes, apparently Elvis Presley was a gypsy, as were Charlie Chaplin and Rita Hayworth. Now, call me a bigot if you will, but, from the summary of the arguments used in justification of this assertion, it seems that its truth is questionable, to put it mildly:
Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month magazine also suggests that Elvis’s ancestors were Sinti – German gypsies who emigrated to America in the 18th century.

It goes on to claim that Elvis’s mother Gladys’s maiden name was Smith, a common Romany name.
Riiiiight. Elvis's mother was indeed called Smith, and that may well be a common gypsy name. But, well, it has been known to be held by people who weren't gypsies. All I'll say is, that if being called Smith is proof of gypsy origins, then there are a lot more gypsies in the UK than I'd previously thought.

Actually, it is a matter of supreme indifference to me whether Elvis was or was not a gypsy. And, since he's already been claimed as one of their own by the Scots, the Jews, and the Cherokee Indians, I see no reason why the gypsies shouldn't stake a claim as well. However, while people are entirely at liberty to believe whatever they like about anyone's ancestry, I do rather object to them being given large amounts of money to promote their pseudo-genealogy in the nation's schools.

But the education system is not the only part of the establishment which has embraced Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. The Metropolitan Police are getting into the spirit of the event (by which I mean, extreme political correctness matched with tokenistic gestures) too: a move which has caused disbelief amongst rank and file officers, Scotland Yard has asked staff to 'celebrate' the contribution of Roma gipsies to 'London's culture and diversity.'

In a notice posted on the force's intranet website, Denise Milani, director of the Met's 'Diversity and Citizen Focus Directorate', urges officers to observe the first ever 'Gipsy Roma Traveller History Month.'

Ignoring the huge drain on resources caused by Romanian pickpockets who target commuters and tourists in the West End, Miss Milani - a protege of Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair - says Roma gipsies are welcome in the capital.

She says: 'We welcome the celebration of the community's history and contributions to London's culture and diversity.

'The Met Police works to make London a safer city for all and we are committed to understanding and working with all communities, including the Gipsy Roma Traveller community.'
I wouldn't mind betting that many officers have rather a lot of experience of working with the gypsy community...

'The Gipsy Roma Traveller History month celebrates their history, culture and contributions to the rich tapestry of Britain's diversity.'

The mother-of-two's comments were described as 'political correctness off the Richter scale' by one furious detective. He added: 'What planet is this lady living on? We have been run ragged by gangs of Romanian gipsies who are targeting innocent people in the West End.

'How is that enhancing the rich tapestry of cultural life in Britain?'
Quite aside from the fact that the job of the police is not to celebrate anyone's cultural heritage, but to prevent crime, I have to ask what officers are supposed to do in order to "'celebrate' the contribution of Roma gipsies to 'London's culture and diversity'"? Sell pegs and heather? Tell fortunes? Camp out on people's lawns? It sounds to me like Miss Milani's command is simply (thankfully) an empty gesture, albeit one that serves to illustrate the extent to which political correctness has corrupted the police force, just as the very existence of Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month serves to illustrate the extent to which political correctness has corrupted the public sector generally.


Mercurius Aulicus said...


Looking into my crystal ball - I can foresee Gypsy curses and illiterate screeds coming your way.

When Irish Tory wrote on Gypsies he got the following comment:

'The hight of ignorance comes out in this appauling article by Tory Irish. A man who also turned into cheap savage dog, like the uneducated Italian savage dogs in Napels who lost their minds. If only they woke up and realised what they are doing to a divine rich and beautiful culture with Asian roots, deep tradtions, beautiful music, loving families and innocent kids. A culture that has been stereotyped by outsiders for over 200 years. So you, Tory Irish will be on the Romani media watch black list if you don't read the links below learn about Romanies and apologise to the Romani people for your absolutely discriminative racist article. Yvonne Slee (Sinti Romani)'

Normally Australia doesn't have many Gypsies - I guess the Ocean tends to drown the horses and stop the caravans - but it does have Yvonne Slee, failed restaurateur, failed novelist,
part-Gypsy but full-time Gypsy Activist.

So be prepared for demands to deny your lying eyes and "hug-a-pikey".

Homophobic Horse said...

Gypsies live by thieving. They have a reason for this, Gypsies reckon they stole the nails that Jesus was crucified with, and for that reason they have a god given right to steal, and the persecution (i.e. their being chucked in prison for thieving) of gypsies would only end with the second coming.

This has no scriptural basis.

What does have scriptural basis is this:

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. (Take that race-hustlers)

Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Ezekiel 22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Unrepentant Gypsies go to hell. God hates them.

Anonymous said...

Are we not all completely repulsed to the point of automatica gag reflex at the ridiculous and absurd vocabulary of the MultCultists? "Rich tapestry of diversity" "enrichment" "vibrancy" "richness" "inclusiveness" "inclusivity." I personally want to hit something (or someone) everytime I see any of those words. We should all make a concerted effort to ridicule these obnoxiously pwecious terms out of existence.

Anonymous said...

From the Met police internal website: GENUINE! The celebration knows no bounds.


Wednesday the 25 June 2008 was the 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag. The Rainbow flag has become the international recognised symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.

To celebrate the event, Chief Superintendent Alan Pughsley allowed the Lewisham LGBT Liaison Officers to fly the Rainbow Flag above Lewisham Police Station for the day.

The LGBT rainbow flag or Gay Pride flag, with its destinctive 6 stripes, is a symbol of LGBT pride and LGBT Social Movements. The colours reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and the flag is often used as a symbol of Gay Pride in LGBT rights events.

So with knife crime in the news, a soaring homicide rate, violent crime through the roof, the terrorism threat ever present and escalating, the celebrations continue. Won't be the first, won't be the last.

Fulham Reactionary said...


Oh yes, I remember seeing that on Irish Tory's blog a while back.


"Are we not all completely repulsed to the point of automatica gag reflex at the ridiculous and absurd vocabulary of the MultCultists?"

I am to an extent, although mostly I just find it rather amusing, and an excellent target for parody (if the reality does not render parody obsolete, that is).

Anonymous said...

yes we all know its gypsy Roma traveller month thank god you can be free after the sacrifice Gypsies made for your freedom in the second world war and continue to do so in the British army IN GOD We Trust!

Mercurius Aulicus said...
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Mercurius Aulicus said...

hank you Anonymous. Perhaps my Grandfather needn't have died in North Africa if he had known that Gypsy Super Soldiers were there to save the Day and Win the War Singlehanded.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog on a media watch list designed to monitor inaccurate information or discriminatory comments made against the Romani people. As you can imagine, this list is quite long. And for the most part, I don't choose to respond to many as I feel they are just stupid ravings from uneducated, sad, crazy, fools. However, yours was SO stupid, (as was the responses from your obvious 5 whole stupid, and crazy friends who are prob. part of your neo pansy I mean, nazi group if not just your other personalities) I just had to say something. What is your point? I mean really? Your blogs are these desperate attempts at trying to spread some ridiculous message that makes no sense. Let me look into my crystal ball and make a prediction about you. I am picturing some very smart, delusional, alcoholic manic depressant living off the dole in his mother's basement with stack of books and newspapers with words underlined, when he isn’t browsing the internet for free porn, is spending the day trolling forums, and blogs trying to spread his sad crazy messages at what he views as easy targets. You are the kind of guy who sits in dark corners to the few insecure people who happen to be your friend that week, talking trash, but who would never have the balls to say these things in a public forum for fear of getting your ass beaten. You’re the creepy Uncle who makes your nieces uncomfortable. The one in the family who everyone hates. You probably have plates of rotten food in your room and glasses full of cigarette butts. You play Halo to pick on kids. You have alternate Myspace identities to pray on young girls (or boys). You are most likely ugly, wearing clothes are from 1985 or earlier and haven’t been laid in years by anyone who you weren’t related to or had to pay. You don’t tip your waitresses, you cheat and lie your friends and government, and you are always looking for ways to make a quick buck. You google your name to see if you matter which you don’t, and you have bad breath. If this isn’t you, this is the image you portray, just so you know. I would love to see where you and your people ( and by people I take it you are white, most likely British who wouldn't know struggling and oppression if it bit you in the ass.) would be if you had to go through what the Romani people have gone through. If were not aloud to walk the streets, go to school, earn your bread like everyone else. Then be used as scapegoats for all the problems of a country. Let me make this simple for you. Discrimination is never going to get the popular vote. You are part of a dyeing breed. As time goes by, you will become more and more extinct. As the age of technology progresses, and more and more historical connections are being made, no longer will the lies and hatred people like you try and spread be significant. It will just get swallowed up by the people who are out there actually making a difference. So go ahead and utilize your little blog, make your stupid nonsensical points. You don’t matter and neither do your friends or personalities or whatever…I just hope that you realize this and go away sooner rather than later ok? Go by yourself some new clothes, get a job, quit trying to rub up on underage girls, and find a hobby. Buhby.

FYI Romanians and Romani are 2 different groups of people. This is exactly what causes the unfair targeting of the Romani people. If you are going to try and make a point, no matter how worthless it is, at least take the time to get it right.

Unknown said...


just added your brilliant blof to my links, would you do the same for me please


Anonymous said...

Leaves me to wonder what you would say about those Romani (and there are many) who work (and believe me my family worked extremely hard to get where they are today), are very educated, and some are very wealthy. They did not get thier wealth from stealing either. We have family members who one is a policeman, my aunt and uncle own 6drilling companies, some mechanics, roofers, a bartender, a teacher, land owners, etc. In our area of Canada, in the heartland of Alberta they are well respected. Should they all be painted with the same brush? Since you are white should I clump you in with Hitler,etc. Perhaps there may be a few skeletons in your closet too. Oh sorry, I am nothing, just a lowly secretary. If someone is Italian does that mean they are in the mafia...NOT! If you really think you are better than why do you not act so? Pure narcisissm and a shame to your family with your backwards ideas. Please do not tell me I am nothing as my mother's side non-Romani was in the first legislature of Virginia. I am not even sure why I waste time on someone so ignorant!!! Don't know Yvonne Slee except for word of mouth but at least she works for the benefit of others. What do you do? Tear people down to feel superior. Even worse you use the bible to back up your weird ideas forgetting the "Golden Rule" and other beautiful teachings of Christ. -L. Slifka_

Anonymous said...

In anger I wrote my last post to this website without thought or composure and have regreted my decision. People like you do not need to have any attention brought to their weird ideas about other races. I came back only to correct my own writing. I do not wish to say I am better than other mixed or pure Romani. I just wish to say given the right opportunities any race can be successful, contributing members of a society. Canadian and American Roma do very well. Since learning about my father's people this year, all I can say is I am thankful for Canada! I could not imagine being limited in where I go, who will employ me, and other weird racial ideas. This year was a record year in the US elections: a woman, a black man, and someone of Romany descent. (Romney means Rom fellow)
Now you are probably thinking, "What is this world coming to?"
There are very few who can are as charming, handsome, and well-spoken as Obama.

Since you use Bible quotes to justify your views, here are a few more to help you remember His good teachings.

Start with reading Proverbs 14 entirely.

Passage Proverbs 11:12:

12He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Passage Mark 12:31:

31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Luke Chapter 10
29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Passage Matthew 7:2:

2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

You are not judge and jury. GOD is the only one who can judge. All are God's children. He would not send any of his children to this earth if there was no redemption or hope for them.
Irish Tory, God loves you and I hope you rethink your crazy ideas about race before you meet HIM.
-L Slifka-
I am rich I just don't have money.
GOD bless you Irish Tory

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