The administration of Strathclyde University recently posted a memo to its 400 students and 250 staff instructing them on how to properly defecate and urinate. Yes, you heard that right. One of Scotland’s leading academic institutions is now toilet training its students.
According to the Daily Record, the memo read:
“Given the incidence of people pooing in bins, showers and the likes, can I please remind all TIC occupants that the toilets have been provided for that specific purpose.”
“All bodily fluids, solids and toilet paper must be disposed of down the toilet.”
“While I appreciate that the TIC population is multicultural and different countries have different practices, here in the UK the accepted practice is to use only the WC.”
Welcome to the new multicultural Europe. It turns out that one of the many great cultural enrichments that the people of Scotland need to endure is an uncanny use of the can, so to speak.
A 2012 report by Unicef and the World Health Organisation suggested that more than 1.1billion people in the world practise open defecation.
The largest numbers of these people are in India (626million), followed by Indonesia (63million), Pakistan (40million) and Ethiopia (38million).
In the TEDx talk below, you can learn about some of the cultural reasons behind open defecation in India. The answers may surprise you.
Judging from the memo, many Scots seem not to be adjusting well to this new reality. However, the instruction did not go down well with everyone. Apparently, the memo flushed out the local Social Justice Warriors. Some of the employees were upset and felt that the memo was – you guessed it – racist.
Equally predictable, the university was terrified that if they did nothing to combat these allegations of racism their reputation would go down the drain. Consequently, a Strathclyde University spokesperson quickly had to issue a repudiation.
“We’ve apologised for any offence caused to colleagues.
“The email contained sentiments completely contrary to our institutional values and should not have been sent.
“It was recalled as soon as it came to our attention and we swiftly issued an apology to staff.”
If it hadn’t been for the ominous underlying self-castigation, this would have been merely a funny story. The British people have become so utterly paralyzed by fear that they feel the urge to apologize for trying to maintain even a minimum of hygienic standards, lest they are branded as racist. European sanitation culture that took centuries to develop is now being reversed to appease cultural sensitivities.
This paralyzing terror is the same sentiment that allowed Pakistani grooming gangs in Rotherham to sexually abuse and rape 1200 girls over a period of ten years, without the authorities stepping in to stop it. Child services, the mayor, the city council and the police all knew about the abuse but did nothing for the same reason that they are now allowing people to defecate in showers at Strathclyde University: fear of being called a racist.
According to World Values Survey, Western countries are by far the least racist in the world. Paradoxically, it seems that the less racist a nation is, the more worried they are about being called racist. That could explain why it apparently only Western countries are so obsessed with the issue.
If history is any guide, it is an exceedingly bad idea to test people’s tolerance by allowing bad behavior to flourish in the name of multiculturalism. Europeans are known for their stoic patience, but when it finally runs out, they can often turn to ungraceful reactions to rectify the situation. The consequence could easily be to precipitate precisely the kind of behavior the Social Justice Warriors so desperately are trying to avoid.