Friday 18 July 2008
You can call me that anytime!
I never thought this day would come. Me? Gladly embracing what is perceived by the far right and racist buffoons to be 'clever' terms of abuse and insult? No way! It has taken a few years as a naturalised ethnic minority working in the media and human rights sector in a foreign land to get to this point. The ongoing furore over a column in a national newspaper whose heading read 'Africa has given the world nothing but Aids' has unleashed a storm of recrimininations on either side of the political, moral, ethical and social divide. The result is that those on of us on the 'left' have been called lefty liberal lovemongering do gooders? You can call me that anytime!