Eric Clapton: “Keep Britain White!”

Den gudsbenåede rockguitarist Eric Clapton spillede i august 1976 koncert i den gamle britiske industriby Birmingham. Forud for koncerten var Claptons hustru blevet seksuelt forulempet af en araber og fra scene lod strengeekvilibristen munden løbe over med hvad han britiske hjerte var fuld af:

Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands. Wogs [perkere] I mean, I’m looking at you. Where are you?

I’m sorry but some fucking wog-Arab grabbed my wife’s bum, you know? Surely got to be said, yeah this is what all the fucking foreigners and wogs over here are like, just disgusting, that’s just the truth, yeah. So where are you?

Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country. You fucking wogs. I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country.

Listen to me, man! I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch’s our man. I think Enoch’s right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons[halenegerne] out. Keep Britain White!

I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans and fucking ****** don’t belong here, we don’t want them here.

This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome! England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don’t want fucking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for fuck’s sake?

We need to vote for Enoch Powell, he’s a great man, speaking truth. Vote for Enoch, he’s our man, he’s on our side, he’ll look after us. I want all of you here to vote for Enoch, support him, he’s on our side. Enoch for Prime Minister! Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain White!

Så sent som i 2007 gentog Eric Clapton sin støtte til Enoch Powell, den gamle statsmand, som i 1968 ofrede sit politisk liv for at advare mod konsekvensen af et multietnisk England. “As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood’, lød de berømte ord.

Enoch Powell holdt sin profetiske tale i Birmingham, hvor Eric Clapton få år senere  krævede Storbritanien bevaret på hvide hænder. I dag er Birminghams andel af hvide snart faldet til kun 60%.

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