Yeah, they were stupid throwaway casually racist jokes from years ago, which were in keeping with the general casually racist, “edgy” tone of the forum of that the time, which I shouldn’t have made and wouldn’t make now. They were absolutely the norm on this forum and still are for certain posters. I’ll stand over the fact that the overwhelming majority of my general output on such issues on the forum since I started here has been consistently anti-racist.
The irony is that these are the exact same type of comments that the posters who were up in arms when I was calling them out earlier are the exact same people that see absolutely no problem in racism now.
The whole point of human existence is that you evolve as a person. There loads of lads here who are still trapped in a serious bubble of racism and who fly off the handle with rage when the implications of, say, supporting Peter Casey are spelled out to them - that’s Peter Casey, who vilified Travellers and denied their ethnicity in a manner genuinely reminiscent of 1930s Germany.
@Tim_Riggins is the very last person to pull anybody up on racism - he’s probably still laughing now at hardcore anti-semitic graffiti including the daubing of a swastika - he apparently found it hilarious and dug in many times when it was brought up. Tim is still a hardcore Trumpbot - the generalisations about Mexicans being rapists, Muslims being terrorists, the keeping Latin American kids in cages, the vile misogynism and sexual assault, not a bit of it has put him off - in fact that’s the big selling point for him, as it is for a load of other simpletons here.