PROBABLY PRESBYTERIAN, TOO

The Sydney Morning Herald’s notorious men of no appearance now acquire obvious racial characteristics:

Police are searching for a man described as being of white/European appearance, aged 25 to 30, with a large build and wearing a dark tracksuit and blue baseball cap.

(Via Frankie A. and Andrew M.)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/27/2006 at 12:27 PM
    1. I guess you were right about the Presbyterians.  Damn.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 09 27 at 12:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Easy to pick out a man of white/European appearance in Australia. There are so many of them of no appearance who keep performing vicious acts of one kind ot another.

      Posted by stats on 2006 09 27 at 12:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does that mean all Aussies of white/European appearance should protest at our being racial stereotyped by the use of this description?

      When will this racial vilification end?

      Posted by youngy on 2006 09 27 at 12:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. that should be racially stereotyped.  Must use preview.

      Posted by youngy on 2006 09 27 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is there any indication that they’re Belgian?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 09 27 at 01:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Large build’’ might be the 600-pound bank robber on the loose in Lancaster, Ohio last week http://rhhardin.home.mindspring.com/bankrobber.ram

      Posted by rhhardin on 2006 09 27 at 03:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Europeans don’t play baseball!

      Posted by JDB on 2006 09 27 at 03:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. youngy’s right.  This will only increase suspicion toward white europeans, increasing already rampant white-euro-phobia and setting the stage for a anti-white-euro backlash.

      This will also increase—get ready for it—‘outrage’ among white-euros at the injustice of being tarred by the actions of others.  Who can blame them for any resulting expressions of anger—including, regrettably, violence—in response to such an insult.

      And everyone will understand.

      Riiight.

      Posted by cosmo on 2006 09 27 at 03:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. My wife and mother-in-law joined the Presbyterian Church ten years ago.  They’ve been pressuring my sons to go to the so-called “Presbyterian Youth Group” meetings every Wednesday evening.  Supposedly, these meetings are centered around games, singing, and eating snacks.

      Evidently that’s all bull shit.  Thank you Tim Blair for opening my eyes.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 09 27 at 03:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. White people are a race? Does the SMH know this?

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2006 09 27 at 03:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. That’s why Australia needs to start an expensive programme of White Outreach programmes for youths aged 20-30 years. I suggest basketball camps.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 09 27 at 03:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. wearing a dark tracksuit and blue baseball cap.

      yeah, I’m sure he’s wearing the same clothes he wore when committing the crime.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 09 27 at 05:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Racist SMH!

      Is it just me, or does anybody else think that the left are the ones who always make race an issue, while the right doesn’t really put people into groups?

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2006 09 27 at 05:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Burn down the newspaper offices.  That’ll teach the bastards not to insult white, european looking people.

      Off with their heads!
      Euro-Centrism Forever

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 09 27 at 06:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. That’s it then.  I’ll now be targetted as a white female of European appearance to suspicious looks and name calling, an innocent victim of this vicious racial profiling by association.

      Oops, no i’m a white female of anglo appearance.  I’m safe.  My sisters with Italian/Greek background however, are not.  I claiming victimhood on their behalf.

      Gee, victimhood is easy.

      Posted by spyder on 2006 09 27 at 09:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, pay atention!!! Youths, not of white/European extraction, are rioting in Brussels (Capital of Dead Europe).
      Not clear who they are but they are angered, so they say, by the death of a Muslie in jail. So, among many other expressions of anger, beat merchants badly, destroyed stores, and on and on as only yooooots can do. After all, yoooots will be yoooots. And Muslims will be peaceful and white/Europeons will wear baseball hats.

      Posted by stats on 2006 09 27 at 10:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the cops hurry down to my gym they’ll find plenty of white Europeans with large builds wearing tracksuits.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2006 09 28 at 01:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12

      wearing a dark tracksuit and blue baseball cap.

      yeah, I’m sure he’s wearing the same clothes he wore when committing the crime.

      Numerous men of a certain ethnicity only ever leave the house in a tracksuit and baseball cap.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 09 28 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. ‘… white/European appearance …’

      White/European community leaders have expressed concern about the possibility of attacks on caucasians after police used race-based descriptions of offenders.

      ‘The root cause of this white violence, we can agree, is the foreign policies of many Middle Eastern countries,’ said white/European community leader John Smith.  ‘We must try to understand white anger in this larger context and avoid knee-jerk responses.’

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2006 09 28 at 05:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. By singling these white Euros out you stigmatise and trample on their feelings of hurt and disempowerment. Don’t rile the young ones!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 09 28 at 07:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Let the seething begin.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 09 28 at 09:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. The SMH does think some appearances are worth reporting.

      Police have said they wish to speak to three men of Pacific Islander appearance. The first man is in his mid-20s, about 185-centimetres tall, with a short dark mohawk and tribal tattoos on his left arm and right leg. He also has a tribal tattoo on his upper left arm and right leg and was wearing a grey T-shirt and light coloured shorts with yellow stripes.

      Come on, that could be anyone!

      Posted by anthony_r on 2006 09 28 at 08:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. I noticed this entry in the SMH today:

      Police have said they wish to speak to three men of Pacific Islander appearance. The first man is in his mid-20s, about 185-centimetres tall, with a short dark mohawk and tribal tattoos on his left arm and right leg. He also has a tribal tattoo on his upper left arm and right leg and was wearing a grey T-shirt and light coloured shorts with yellow stripes.

      (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/09/28/1159337280489.html)

      After years of reading SMH I think I’ve cracked the ‘appearance’ code:

      All appearance types, except for MOMEA and aboriginal Australian, can be mentioned.  If there is no appearance mentioned then you know the appearance by the location of the crime.  South western Sydney or beachside suburb + no appearance = MOMEA.  Anywhere else + no appearance:  aboriginal Australian.

      Posted by LeftyApostate on 2006 09 29 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 bingo!  Teach me to read other comments before posting.

      Posted by LeftyApostate on 2006 09 29 at 02:36 AM • permalink

 

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