05 January 2010
A lament for London
When we think of Wembley we tend to think of England's national game, which is probably why the British National Party chose the district which surrounds the stadium to make this short video.
Watching this film the viewer instinctively starts to play a game of spot the white man. This is London, our country's capital city and yet we would be hard put to spot a single Englishman in the crowds that throng the streets of what was once a quintessentially London district. At first watching men walk around in their jim-jams is amusing, but then the laughter dries up as we realise just how many of these types now infest the city.
This video was uploaded to YouTube on the 1st November 2009. By the end of that month it had been watched over a 160,000 times.
This writer looks to the future with great unease. There is something on the horizon, the shape of which is not yet discernible, but which fills him with much dread.