Monday, September 27, 2004

Homophobia in Jamaica

Johann Hari has an article about homophobic reggae artists from Jamaica - Murder Music in Jamaica.
"Boom boom/ In a batty boy's head/ Dem haffi dead (they have to die)./ Send fi di matic an [Send for the automatic gun and]/ Di Uzi instead [the Uzi instead]/ Shoot dem/ Then his skin must peel/ Burn him up badly like an old tire wheel."
Batty boys being gays.

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has this to say about elements of the British Left -
"The British left have not lifted a finger to help gay and lesbian Jamaicans who are being slaughtered and hacked to death. They are the real racists, because if this kind of violence was being perpetrated in Britain by the BNP, they would be organising mass mobilisations every day. But because it is happening to black people in Jamaica, they don't fucking care."


Blogger Jordan said...

I'm glad the New Zealand left is somewhat different.

27 September 2004 at 10:07 AM  

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