DO you have a strong urge to criticise Black Lives Matter on Mail Online without looking like an actual racist? Here’s how to go about it.
Keep your post short yet incoherent
There are important points to be made about Britain’s imperial crimes and also their historical context. Don’t bother with that, just post whatever bollocks is bubbling away in your head, eg. ‘Police politicully correct. Pedo connexion???’
Pretend to have developed a sudden passion for British history
Despite your historical knowledge previously being limited to Downton Abbey and war films, you now have a deep interest in obscure imperialists who must not be ‘erased’. Come off it. Up until now you thought Oliver Cromwells were a type of biscuit.
Make a shit job of not being racist
If you’re a Daily Mail comments regular you’re probably not the world’s most cunning person. Litter your post with phrases like ‘other cultures taking over’ and ‘crime in London’ that basically send out the unambiguous message: ‘I am a massive racist’.
Pointlessly try to disguise words from the moderators
Assume you’re being clever and subversive by trying to beat the moderation process with odd spellings like ‘b-.l-.a-.c-.k’. Just one question – WHY F**KING BOTHER? Have you seen the stuff the Mail DOESN’T bother to moderate?
Use ridiculous ‘slippery slope’ arguments
If they’re after Baden-Powell, it’s only a matter of time before they’re arresting seven-year-old girls for being in the Brownies, right? Don’t forget the paranoid classic: ‘How long before it’s illegal to be a straight white man/Brexiter/someone who eats sausages?’
Just go straight to Planet Bonkers
What next? Will the protesters pull down statues of Morecambe and Wise for some imagined slight? (NOTE: this is an actual comment.)