John Terry, despite the millions he gets for kicking a bit of leather around, is definitely working class. This should be remembered in cases like the present 'racism' trial currently underway in London because the politically correct idea of 'racism', as it is applied in modern British society, is one that clearly disadvantages the working class and benefits the middle class. In short, it is a continuation of the class war that has been evident in British society throughout most of the twentieth century, and it is one that the working class has clearly been losing, as demonstrated by the middle class take over of the party created to defend the interests of the working class.
Working class people have traditionally earned their living by the sweat of their brows, not by the prettiness of their word. More recently, in these welfare-tinged days, a growing proportion of this class survives by appearing as dysfunctional as possible. Life for the working classes has always been rough and uncouth, and this is something that has left its imprint on its speech, culture, and communication.
In the same way that Chinese seem to be shouting and berating each other when they have a polite conversation, or the French rely heavily on their nasal passages and the Italians wave their arms about, so, with the British working class, there is a lot of effing and blinding, even at the best of times. This is even truer of the working class male who demonstrates his vigour and wins respect amidst his peer group through his ability to deal in what the more delicate classes would consider extremely uncouth badinage.
In contrast to this, the middle class earn their living by developing skills of masked communication. This is the hallmark of many of their professions, such as the legal profession, management, and education, where blunt truths are discouraged and a mealy-mouthed communicative style that relies on irony, double meanings, and dog whistle signals is fostered.
In the 1960s and 70s, there was almost a cultural revolution in Britain, and a real possibility of working class culture becoming dominant in the whole of Britain. The upper classes, which provided the models aspired to by the middle classes, was routinely ridiculed as effete and outmoded. The TV airwaves were full of strident and domineering working class voices, whether it was in the guise of trade union leaders or the firebrand oratory of the Reverend Ian Paisley, Arthur Scargill, etc. Working class comedians dominated the TV channels, and working class pop stars the airwaves.
This all started to change in the 1980s, with the rise of Thatcherism and the deindustrialization of Britain. At the same time or even before the economic war was launched against the working class, symbolized by the smashing of the miners, a cultural war was underway.
"The Good Life"
This movement can be detected in the sit-coms of the period, which started pandering more to a middle class aesthetic. An early example of this was “The Good Life,” an apotheosis of middle class values that constantly sniped at the Britain of “tradesmen” (skilled manual workers), council estates, and trade unions. Later, with Margot Leadbetter’s alter ego ensconced in Number Ten, there was the rise of the alternative comedy movement. Although it pretended to be anti-Tory, and may even have been politically anti-Tory, it was essentially middle class and culturally anti-working class.
Just at the moment when trade union leaders were becoming marginalized and trade union militants hemmed in by new legislation, so extremely popular working class comedians like Bernard Manning and Jim Davidson were being expunged from the TV schedules in a cultural Night of the Long Knives and forced onto the club circuit and video tape store bargain bucket.
The 90s comedy show “The Fast Show” epitomized the new cultural environment with the character best known by his catchphrase “I’ll Get Me Coat,” a working class Brummie who always managed to say the wrong thing in company with his more sophisticated and ostensibly middle class companions.
This movement to contain the raw vigour of working class culture and remove it from any significant role in the cultural and political commentariat went hand in hand with the rise of political correctness and the creation of new crimes and protected subgroups. This created an environment where working class expression was swept from the airwaves, except for programs focusing on White working class dysfunction like Jeremy Kyle and "Big Brother", and the heavily apolitical world of sport, from where nevertheless the occasional example of political incorrectitude was publicly culled, as with Ron Atkinson in 2004. What made this particular example more notable was the fact that Atkinson, in his pre-pundit days, was a football manager who had done more than anyone to bring Black players into the game back in the days when the strength of White working class culture in the 1970s made this difficult.
The establishment of political correctness also places an additional burden on working class people wishing to participate in politics, as it makes it more difficult for them to master the requisite language. Those brought up in working class homes are much more likely to say the occasional thing considered anathema, whether it be about gays, ethnics, Muslims, or women, and once the remark has been made and abjectly apologized for, the public career can be considered ended.
The defeat of the working class
But back to Terry: The class war has already been won. The working class has been cowed. Its parties have been trivialized, emasculated, or subsumed into the dominant middle class culture. Its folk heroes have been tarnished and discarded. Its economic power has been diminished, and its dependency status emphasized. Its very existence is now threatened by demographic factors that include the breakdown of the family, miscegenation, and the ethnic cleansing of its traditional neighbourhoods. These are all factors that the middle class, the victors in this culture war, are – for the time being – largely immune to.
The war is finished and the working class lies prostrate, yet still the machine demands new victims. It’s hard to have any sympathy with the likes of Terry. He seems to be drawn from the kind of London family that used to supply the villains in “Minder” and “Eastenders,” but whether you see him as scum or salt of the earth it’s obvious that the guy is no 'racist'. He seems to have no racial awareness and certainly no “White pride.” He has no trouble associating with his Black team mates. That's obvious from his role as Chelsea team captain. The ‘racism’ in his words is merely the typical, abrasive and unguarded way of speaking common to the working class: "ya fat c*nt" - "ya specky git" – “ya big p**f” – etc. But in multicultural Britain these are the words that are used to forge the chains of the working class.
Also, what of the contradictions of the politically correct newspeak? Why is calling someone a “Black c*nt” worse than just “c*nt”? To maintain this, as the present law does, implies the legal recognition of Black inferiority. The real racists are those driving this prosecution. Be they black or white, they are all part of the establishment and accordingly you can be sure very few of them now live or have ever lived in enriched neighbourhoods, but, not being working class, they know how to mind their Ps and Qs and wrap up their distaste for the ethnic underclass in sanctimonious cant and masked phrases.
They know how to protect the all-important taboo of a dysfunctional society that has made secret decision to maintain its existence by outsourcing its reproductive duties to the Third World and destroy its indigenous working class. Any left-winger who believes in political correctness applied like this believes in nothing less than the oppression and destruction of the White working class.