Ignorant fucking twat

“Dirty fuel” has earned the name because it is imported diesel with sulphur levels as high as 3,000 parts per million when the European maximum is 10ppm. To be clear, “African quality” fuel, is fuel not fit for European humans. Racism has always been about the sanctioning of exploitation. How else can one justify one nation siphoning the wealth of another thousands of miles away if not by believing “those people” are inferior and thus “deserving” of servitude?

It’s cheap. Which is why Nigeria uses it, because Nigeria is a poor country.

Dear Lord, not everyone in Nigeria has the equivalent of a two up two down either, nor three squares. That’s not racism, that’s poverty.

26 comments on “Ignorant fucking twat

  1. One might think that Nigeria might refine its own diesel… after all – some of the local crude can be put straight into a diesel car’s tank….

    Ignorant twat hardly covers the lady’s drivel

  2. fuck Tuscany – Lagos should be the aspirational destination of choice for Guardian Holidays….

    If I had my way – I I’d move the entire Kings Cross GMG office to Apapa in Lagos.

  3. ‘Yet in 2013, nearly 20,000 people died from air pollution in Ghana alone.’

    Nope; never happened. But facts are unimportant. Racism is important.

    “When your only tool is a hammer, all your problems look like nails.”

    Ms Okolosie, if that’s here real name, sees everything as racism. We have reached saturation with her type. We no longer cringe, “Oh, no, racism!,” but rather search for the expected BS. She doesn’t disappoint.

  4. The World used to be simple.

    Previously all things could be explained in terms of either racism or global warming/climate change, now ‘populism’ and ‘fake news’ have complicated things.

    Of course there is irony… the greatest example of fake news is global warming/climate change.

  5. Cynic beat me to it. I can now spot these Graun quotes pretty sharpish, without checking the link. Sometimes after just a few words.

  6. Gamecock:

    “Ms Okolosie, if that’s here real name, sees everything as racism. ”

    Well, yes. Equalitarians like Ms Okolosie believe that every human on planet Earth has exactly the same capabilities from the neck up, therefore any difference in outcome between Europeans and Sub Saharan Africans must be due to racism.
    Quite how this racism is transmitted to the hundreds of millions of black people by the 5 or 6 million white people in S-S Africa is not made clear, but I’m sure that top scientists are working on the problem.

    On a more serious note, I remember from my time living in Africa that everywhere was the smell of smoke from cooking fires.

  7. It’s the Guardian’s push against racism. “Look” they shout “we can find African writers who are just as stupid, ignorant, and offensive as our white ones.”

  8. “fuel not fit for European humans”

    I tend to think that even taking out all the sulfur would not make it fit for European (or any other) humans. Cars – yes. Humans? No.

  9. How does this work, then? They demand that Africa should develop, but criticise any corporation which actually does so. Could Nigeria have developed its oil industry without help from the industrialised world?

    And surely the real discrimination is the tariffs on exports to (for example) the EU?

  10. Many years ago I was talking with an aero engineer, who told me how a police force had been very proud of their new Bell JetRanger helicopter. Except that it kept eating fuel pumps: they’d run hot and noisy, then fail. Turns out UK Avcat fuel was too clean, and the sulphur in US fuel acted as a lubricant which clean UK fuel lacked…

  11. By the by, when the new Guardian editor was appointed recently, why didn’t they appoint a Person of Colour?

  12. Unlike some others here, I can believe there are 20,000 premature deaths from air pollution in Ghana. Wood/dung/straw cooking fires tend to release a lot of soot. Extra sulfur in fuel isn’t the problem to focus on at this point.

  13. By the by, when the new Guardian editor was appointed recently, why didn’t they appoint a Person of Colour

    I must admit I always thought, if it was the most effective way to distinguish, that “coloured” was a most polite term to use?

    I’m still not sure I’ve heard anyone – “in real life” that is – use “Person of Colour”. It would sound horribly affected?

    Though if the “form” starts to catch on, then presumably (for example) one could start to refer to one’s fellow train passenger as a Person of Odour?

  14. LY

    “Unlike some others here, I can believe there are 20,000 premature deaths from air pollution in Ghana. Wood/dung/straw cooking fires tend to release a lot of soot.”

    Indeed, and there is lots of information precisely on that subject even if the number of deaths may be debatable – but see how she tries to conflate / link those deaths with evil corporates and dirty diesel.

  15. Gamecock

    There is some further discussion below that article (comments) on the specific point LY made – indoor cooking from burning wood / dung / straw etc (rather than the “6.5 million deaths from all air pollution”)?

  16. PF,

    I normally don’t bother to read Gaudrian articles anymore. If I want to damage brain cells beer is much more enjoyable.

    Gamecock,

    Let me rephrase then.

    With millions of Africans reliant on wood/straw/dung for energy high sulfur diesel is not the biggest concern. #ThirdWorldProblems

    Do you happen to remember the topic where you decided you needed to start your vendetta? All I know is it had to have been before the unit price tag in grocers thread.

  17. ‘With millions of Africans reliant on wood/straw/dung for energy high sulfur diesel is not the biggest concern.’

    Over a billion people use dried dung for fuel. It is not a problem; it is an environmental blessing. It is one of Man’s greatest adaptations.

  18. Gamecock,

    I’m not sure what you are trying to do or why. Your twists, distortions, and flat out fallacies are really getting old. Since my guess is that is your goal is to be annoying I’m not going to even bother reading anything else you post.

  19. “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

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