Saturday, 5 October 2013

'Africans can't swim'

When a former editor of 'Africa' magazine was asked to comment for the PM programme on the reasons behind the Lampedusa tragedy, in which so many African migrants drowned, he said simply 'Africans can't swim'. Predictably he pulled down the full weight of the race industry on his head; half a dozen listeners of African descent wrote in to claim they could swim quite adequately and eminent sports physiologists were brought in to prove that African people were in fact capable of swimming. 

However, the fact remains that he was right. Of the scores of West Africans I have known who were raised in West Africa not one could swim and all had a horror of all but the shallowest water. They are also more liable to sink than Europeans; our bodies have sufficient fat to allow us to float quite comfortably on our backs in salt water, whilst lean-fleshed Africans go to the bottom like stones. 

All of which makes it truly remarkable that so many of them risk the dangers of the sea in rotten boats with incompetent skippers. That they died within a mile of shore, floating distance if not swimming distance, after accidentally setting fire to and accidentally capsizing their own boat, is utterly sad. And utterly symptomatic of the mess that is Africa - an entire race of man largely incapable of governing itself to their mutual advantage.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is sad, very sad that they were so desperate are they that, they risked all to go to a superstate where the abuses would be little different.

Stay in Africa, sort it out in your homelands, cripes if you watch 'BBC world' - Africa is the new Eldorado! It could be - maybe if it weren't for...........
without the despots, the Islamic lunatics-despots a miasma of a fog of malign Arab influence and rolling up - the new colonialists from the East [funny the Beeb never mentions any of them?].

The people need to get organized. KICK out the corruption and sleazebags of deception - mind you, it would help greatly if the EU and Britain would put a stop to funding and arming these bent administrations.

European and JP MORGAN [Tony's bank - £2.5 mill'/annum] investment banks, the big world conglomerates in arm with, the World Bank, the Green nutters of UNEP-IPCC, the big charities - where would they all be without keeping the poor down and in their place - in AFRICA!

Anonymous said...

Equally look at the lack of white athletes particularly in the sprint events. We are not all the same.

Elby the Beserk said...

@Anon 13:37

Correct. It's not fair, is it? ;->>

Anonymous said...

There are one or two of them who seem quite bent on correcting the fat deficiency.

Demetrius said...

I recall I think Donald Sinden saying that when he sank like a stone when preparing for a film about naval operation the navy man who hauled him out of the tank said he ought to be thankful. It disqualified him from the Submarine Service. As someone who has the same problem, I can claim world records from surface to bottom but struggle to plough along on top. It is not just Africans, although their proportion may be higher, it is others as well. It may be something to do with early DNA rather than later mutations.

Anonymous said...

If these migrants had any skills at all, and the slightest preparedness to fit in with the mores of Europe, their effort and industriousness would make them valuable members of our society. As they simply want to come here to turn our countries into the shitholes they have fled from, then they are rather unwelcome. Islam, poverty, FGM, disease, sexual deviance, child rape, crime, prostitution and voting for Labour are all traits that make it desirable that they perish en route.

Why the fuck doesn't all that aid money turn their own countries into paradise? Predominantly it is the 'religion' of Islam that prevents it, along with the utter bastardness of their own culture.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

The best way to deal with this would be to rescue these people, patch up those who are injured, give them all a square meal, and take them back where they came from.

It would take only a couple of boatloads to be returned before the word would get around, the people-traffickers would all get lynched, and no more would try.

Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Just do what the Australians do when they catch a boat load of illegal migrants trying to get ashore. They turn them back out to sea. Mind you, as has been said on here before, it's not the migrants fault.

Coney Island

The Stigler said...

Actually, it's not true

http://www.usms.org/articles/articledisplay.php?aid=294

Raedwald said...

Uhm, Stigler - that's just another unqualified journo's article that produces a couple of africans who can swim, no different to the race lobby response to the R4 piece.

Sorry, if you're going to quote evidence, make sure it's academic please.

The Stigler said...

Raedweld,

How about the senior lecturer in coaching and sports science at Birmingham University, who points out that thousands of black men have taken the marines swimming test and none have failed?

http://www.swimmingwithoutstress.co.uk/swimming-blog/black-men-cant-swim

Can you show me the source of your claims?

Raedwald said...

Do try to keep up. The strap line is 'Africans can't swim' not 'Black men can't swim'. If your senior lecturer in breakfast cereals from the University of Slough can produce half a dozen native African women straight from the villages who can do the same I'll eat my hat.

The refugees crossing the Med in leaky boats don't come from Perry Bar, y'know.

G. Tingey said...

WY
It's not the boat-trafficker who need lynching it's the local so-called governments ....