In many respects, the petty, spiteful ideologically driven charlatans of Rotherham council have done us all a favour.
The word racism has been used and abused by the righteous so that its real meaning has become blurred. These days, it might just as well be used as a euphemism for “doesn’t agree with me”. Certainly UKIP’s central tenet of withdrawal from the EU does not make it racist, nor does its objection to such righteous holy grails as multiculturalism or unfettered immigration. Racism is merely to treat someone of another race as if they were inferior. Nothing UKIP has in its policies does this. Therefore, by any reasonable and logical examination of the party and its beliefs one cannot come to the conclusion that it is racist.
Consequently the decision to remove foster children from a couple who belong to the party is rightly seen as hysterical and over stepping the boundary by a parsec and a half. Because it is so blatantly obviously ideologically driven and so obviously outside of the council’s remit – who are they to decide upon political affiliations, after all – the man in the street who might otherwise have accepted the broad definition of racism thrown about with abandon by the race mongers, can see for himself that it simply does not apply. It might, just for once, expose these people to the person in the street for what they really are.
Hopefully, Rotherham council has jumped the shark on behalf of the righteous everywhere.