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How bad is it?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

In a nation of dog lovers, this image has sparked an outrage.


Why you ask?

Well, quite simply, the culture of "being offended" has taken priority over sanity.
A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.

Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.

The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards - a black dog sitting in a police officer's hat - has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.
Naturally, instead of pointing out the dominant culture (most likely not for long) revers dogs and has for centuries and those who choose to live in that culture need to understand and accept that fact, we get this:
'We did not seek advice from the force's diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.'
The handmaiden of political correctness - multiculturalism - strikes again.
 
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Well, that’s not diversity, multiculturalism, or political correctness.

That’s insanity. Literal insanity.

The crazed school marms are in the driver’s seat. And the cliff is in sight.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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If you don’t value something, you’ll give it away for next to nothing. Apparently there are many in Britain who don’t value their own culture or freedom.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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So like so much of the west, the natives get to discover who’s country they live in.
And it’s no longer their own.
Think they have the balls to start a backlash?


Now let’s reverse rolls, and ask what is expected of, say, western women in many of these Islamic countries. Oh, no, let’s not ask that question, it might offend.
 
Written By: looker
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I’m waiting for the creative photoshops on this pic to make it more "muslim" friendly
 
Written By: shark
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That shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. I was trying to puzzle out a PETA angle until I spotted the M word. Oh. Right. Of course.

It’s funny — and sort of sad and hopeless in view of the instantaneous cave to the "diversity" enforcers — that the little pup is named Rebel.

But nevermind the dog and just look at that phone! I hope the police thought to print instructions on the reverse of the card.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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I just got my first dog 3 months ago(I am 40). Two days ago, while walking Cato, I realized that any religion that is "anti-dog" truly is anti-human, anti-civilization and ultimately anti-life. Maybe they dislike dogs because dogs have the ability to detect chronic diseases like cancer, malaria, and death cult ideology like Islam. Just a thought.
 
Written By: Tim M
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That is a sad story.

All these anti-multiculturalism stories I’ve read from this blog over the years seemingly has a theme. That any desire to include the Muslim culture in this wave of multiculturalism is frowned upon. That’s fine with me.
I don’t know too much about the Muslim culture, but what I have learned over the past few years is that the Muslim culture is all about being offended.

I know that no matter how bad the subject’s performance is on stage, any hecklers from the balcony that just… won’t … shut… up…, becomes the focus of angst from the gallery.

The pros and cons of multiculturalism ebbs and flows. One can argue that for every negative thing a different culture brings into an existing one there is a positive thing. Think of Chinese motorists, and then think of egg rolls… C’mon!! Who doesn’t like egg rolls??? General Tso’s… Think about it…

But Muslims!? … C’mon… Your curried shawarmas don’t even begin to balance this sh!t out. Just STFU already. The puppy is adorable.

I’m starving.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Didn’t the shop owners already have the solution in mind? "[S]ome shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert."

I mean, I know that such an obvious and simple solution doesn’t really advance one’s agenda in any meaningful sense, but if you don’t like dogs, don’t show the ad! No muss, no fuss. Surely, even in Scotland there’s no law against offending someone, is there?

Well, at least until the Canadians manage to export their Human Rights Commissions to other unsuspecting countries, that is.
 
Written By: Greg
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I realized that any religion that is "anti-dog" truly is anti-human
As my wife puts it: "The dog is proof that God has a sense of humor."

The Muslim antipathy to dogs is precisely anti-human, because the dog is indeed man’s best friend, and it’s also indicative of a humorless religion (although the Sufis can tell a joke, which is the exception that proves the rule).
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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"One can argue that for every negative thing a different culture brings into an existing one there is a positive thing."

I am not sure what Islam is bringing into our culture other than demands that we remove things from our culture and replace them with things from theirs.


"I realized that any religion that is "anti-dog" truly is anti-human"

You know what dog spelled backward is.
 
Written By: timactual
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"The dog is proof that God has a sense of humor."

I thought that was the platypus.
 
Written By: timactual
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"One can argue that for every negative thing a different culture brings into an existing one there is a positive thing."
One could argue this but one would be arguing out of one’s *ss.

In the case of Muslim extremism, I’d hope that the positive thing would be western cultures finding their spines. I’m not particularly hopeful. Maybe the line will be drawn at sex with girls under the age of 10.

 
Written By: Grimshaw
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"Naturally, instead of pointing out the dominant culture (most likely not for long) revers dogs and has for centuries and those who choose to live in that culture need to understand and accept that fact..."

Most likely not for long? 94% of people in Britain are white, with only 4% of Asian origin, and not all of those are Muslim. I’d guess that the dominant culture will remain the dominant culture, withdrawl of police ads or no, for a little while longer...
 
Written By: Chris
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I thought that was the platypus.
The platypus is proof that God doodles.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Most likely not for long? 94% of people in Britain are white, with only 4% of Asian origin, and not all of those are Muslim. I’d guess that the dominant culture will remain the dominant culture, withdrawl of police ads or no, for a little while longer...
Dominance has nothing to do with numbers, it has to do with who dictates how the culture behaves.
 
Written By: McQ
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Some institutions (mainly schools and the police) have always been a little more likely to succumb to political correctness (recently, especially the police, since with Rodney King in the US and Stephen Lawrence in the UK during the 90s the police were charged with institutional racism) but I’m not sure political correctness within institutions constitutes danger of a ’cultural’ takeover. The popular press in the UK tends towards railing against political correctness, and towards the right. Indeed, there is popular support, due to the terror climate, for a government bill to extend detention without trial for terror suspects to 42days (I think, even after the Patriot Act, its currently about 2 days in the US?) to the extent that a member of Parliament resigning to fight an election on the 42-days without trial is facing opposition from the ex-editor of the UK’s most popular tabloid paper (part of Murdoch’s News Corp).

I agree that you will find in the UK evidence of schools, local councils and other public bodies going OTT on the PC, but, looking at the press, the anti (Muslim) terror legislation - and the public support for it, I think that a cultural takeover of the UK is as unlikely as it is in the US.
 
Written By: Chris
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I agree that you will find in the UK evidence of schools, local councils and other public bodies going OTT on the PC, but, looking at the press, the anti (Muslim) terror legislation - and the public support for it, I think that a cultural takeover of the UK is as unlikely as it is in the US.
I hope so Chris. And I’d point out that one of the best ways to change the culture is to begin in the schools. As you point out, that’s presently happening.

Frankly, discussing the dog advert specifically, there is absolutely no reason the complaints made should have even been acknowledged, much less seen an apology issued. The fact that all of that took place does point to a cultural shift that has the so-called "dominant" culture apologizing for what it has always done. That, at least in my view, is not a healthy sign.
 
Written By: McQ
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"I’d guess that the dominant culture will remain the dominant culture,"

What percentage of Britons opposes fox hunting? The possession of firearms?
 
Written By: timactual
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