By Southwest Nationalist. Political correctness is rampant of late. We've seen that poor woman in Wiltshire pilloried and hounded for daring to say "jungle drums", not to mention a whole host of golliwog related incidents.
Seemingly the politicians endorse and support all this insanity, they are the ones with the power to change the laws after all.
So, you'd think they'd at least stick to the rules themselves, especially a politician as right on and, well, liberal, as Nick Clegg.
But no, in a moment of anger over Europe, he's surely committed a major breach of political correctness, and must have offended many.
"A Britain which leaves the EU will be considered to be irrelevant by Washington and will be considered a pygmy in the world" he said.
Notice Britain is to become a 'pygmy' in the world.
How insulting and racist.
Pygmies are, of course, groups of people whose height is unusually short. There are other meanings, but that is the most common one, in fact the first definition when Googling is "A member of certain peoples of very short stature in equatorial Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.".
Since anthropologists draw a distinction between Pygmy and Pygmoid (based on height) then one would argue that Pygmies possess a distinct racial trait, and should be protected from discrimination or insult due to that racial trait.
How negative and racist is it of Nick Clegg to insult these wonderful people by associating them with the fiasco over the EU, and the mess which Britain might end up in as a result.
Pygmies have feelings too, it is distinctly insulting to them to suggest that Britain will end up a Pygmy.
Would Clegg have said Britain would end up the black, or the Arab, or the Dalit of the world?
Of course he wouldn't, so why is Pygmy an acceptable term?
Saying that it refers to size, or that there are Pygmy animals is no defence. There are black animals too, and there are jungle drums as well, yet those terms are considered major faux pas if carelessly used.
It's also no defence to say that Pygmy can mean small or unimportant. Gay means happy, merry, cheerful and so on, but seldom has that meaning now and instead is, of course, homosexual.
Would walking up to a stranger and saying "God, you look gay" – of course meaning happy and cheerful – be acceptable in the modern world?
Say "Gay" and people think homosexual. Say "Pygmy" and people think of small black or Amazonian Indian type people.
On behalf of Pygmies everywhere we demand that Nick Clegg should apologise immediately and publicly, and the EHRC should most definitely become involved.
Pygmies have rights to protection under the law too, and should not be slandered by British politicians.
How is it not prejudicial to compare Britain’s potential failure on the world stage to a group of human beings, is it not both racist and discriminatory based on their physical characteristics?
It may sound petty, but there's an important point at stake.
The rest of us have to abide by this insane political correctness, and run the constant risk seeing our lives ruined by some chance, and more often than not innocent, remark.
Shouldn't Nick Clegg have to do the same?