Sunday, June 26, 2016

Let's Review European Union Official Racism

So the Leave voters in Britain are being labeled racist for wanting their democracy to endure rather than submit to a continental empire? Let's go back a whole 4 years to review a European Union promotional video.

Remember the EU promotional video "Growing Together?" This is what the Guardian had to say about it:

The European commission has been forced to withdraw a high-budget video promoting the EU amid accusations that it depicts other cultures in a racist manner.

A row broke out after the enlargement directorate of the European commission, which is responsible for the expansion of the EU, released a video clip that was designed to appeal to young voters.

The video, entitled Growing Together, features a white woman dressed in yellow – the colour of the stars of the EU – walking calmly through a warehouse. As a gong sounds, she looks behind her as an aggressive Chinese-looking man shouting kung fu slogans jumps down in the style of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

As he moves towards her, an Indian-looking man in traditional dress wielding a knife levitates towards her. He is a master of kalaripayattu, a martial art from the southern Indian state of Kerala. As she deals with him, a black man with dreadlocks cartwheels towards her in the style of capoeira, the Brazilian martial art.

Racist Euro elites appealing to young, racist voters, eh?

While withdrawn, it is at the Guardian story for now. And on Youtube:

Remain voters might want to refrain from lecturing Leave voters.

If the EU did that video today, I'm sure the threat they'd portray would be an English man, a Welsh man, and some random old white guy.

As an aside, I know I commented on this video back then but (sadly for you, I'm sure) I can't find the post.

UPDATE: Ah, here it is. For what it's worth.

UPDATE: Ironically enough, the EU failed to protect the European women from mobs of refugees and migrants who in fact surrounded the European women.

Which probably was a factor in Britain voting to leave the EU and its so-called protections.

Stronger in Europe, indeed.