In what could very easily be the worst case of racism since whatever one of the infinite number of racist incidents the media was crying about yesterday, actor Terence Stamp, perhaps most well known for playing General Zod in Superman 2 has committed the most heinous of crimes. He noticed that his country has seen a significant demographic change in his lifetime, and didn’t talk about how wonderful and enriching it is.
As the dashing star of films such as Billy Budd and Far From The Madding Crowd, Terence Stamp was the symbol of ‘Swinging London’ in the Sixties, but says he now feels like an alien in his own country.
An alien? You mean just like a Kryptonian?
‘It’s very sad how few English people there are in London now,’ he tells me at a party in Mayfair, where he lamented what he seems to see as a lack of integration among some immigrants.
Why would anyone expect people to actually integrate into the country they have invaded? Any immigrant who integrates is obviously suffering from some form of internalised racism, if they actually respect and appreciate the native people of their host nation. No, clearly they should isolate themselves and preserve the cultures, values, and traditions of the inferior countries they left behind, so that someday, they can make their new host nation more like those countries.
‘When I grew up in East London everyone seemed to speak English, and now you can barely get by speaking our own language.’
Stamp, who enjoyed romances with his fellow Sixties icons, the actress Julie Christie and model Jean Shrimpton, shared a flat with Sir Michael Caine, but is now based in West London.
‘I don’t live in the East any more, but I absolutely love mangoes and so occasionally I go back there to buy these wonderful Alphonso mangoes from the market on Green Street.
‘I’m lucky if I can buy one now at all because no one speaks English.
How offensive of you to say that. How dare you expect people to speak English in an English city? Obviously you, need to learn every other language in the world so that you can communicate with them on their terms. Otherwise, you’re just oppressing those people.
‘It’s changed so much in such a short space of time, that God knows what London will be like in another decade or so.’
In a provocative outburst, the 76-year-old actor, who went on to star in Hollywood blockbusters including Superman, added: ‘You see these mums wandering around with their prams and four out of five of them have these scarves wrapped around their heads. I feel like it’s not London any more; not the one I used to know anyway.
‘I do think a multicultural society can be a good thing, but when it’s at the cost of your own culture and history, then it’s gone too far and it would be very sad if London stopped being predominantly English.’
How dare you suggest that your culture has a right to exist? Who cares about all the art, literature, laws, education, scientific innovations, etc., that Britain contributed to the world? All that matters is that the British Empire oppressed about a quarter of the world’s population at one point. Therefore, all modern Britons must feel shame for the sins of their ancestors, all while being unable to take pride in any of their accomplishments.
At least, that’s how I interpret the logic behind political correctness.