The acceptable face of racism?

I noticed an article in the Times today mentioning that a number of people had been assaulted in Scotland for nothing more than wearing an England football shirt or flying a St. George's flag from their car. One victim was a seven year-old boy who was punched in the head by a thug in a park. This is really shameful stuff, but not in any way surprising, to me – given decades of vicious racist propaganda from the SNP, the media and latterly the Scottish Parliament, supported of course by the 'pc' notions of liberal-left academic and 'intelligentsia; circles whereby anti-English racism is the one acceptable form, and petty, tribal nationalisms to be applauded as the expression of 'oppressed' minorities, whereas broader patriotism, whether for England or Great Britain, is to be suppressed, this sort of obnoxious thuggery is only to be expected. I still have a certain fondness for Scotland and the Scots, but this sort of thing merely confirms to me that it wasn't a good idea to move to Edinburgh. Yet another example of the red herring of so-called 'multiculturalism' coming home to roost, if I may mix my zoological metaphors. If you encourage separatism and vicitm mentality you merely breed hatred and violence. Just rubbish like the rabid racist fantasy of a film like Braveheart (which apparently seems to constitute the main education of most Scots on the subject of the English), and the results are vile in the extreme, as we can now see. Given the rising resentment of the English, it all spells doom for the United Kingdom, I fear, which is a very sad thing. How did we come to this?

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