Oh, Darren Scully. Why must you share a surname and first initial with one of my favourite fictional sceptics?
Right. So Darren Scully
is was Mayor of Naas*. As Mayor of Naas, he stated that he “would refuse to represent members of the black community” in his area, because “black Africans” were “aggressive and bad-mannered”.
Responding to cries of outright racism, Scully says, “I’ve been met with aggressiveness, I’ve been met with bad manners and I’ve also been played the race card. “It’s been said, ‘You would help white people but you don’t help black people’.”
Dude says that people of a particular ethnicity act in a certain way. He then refuses to represent them as he was elected to do. He then accuses them of playing the race card, and of accusing him of not helping black people.
Wait a sec.
Person says that he will not help black people, and then accuses black people of accusing him of not helping black people.
Scully said that he would not help black people, and then got upset when people accused him of not helping black people.
You know, I’m just going to go make some tea now. Anyone who accuses me of putting the kettle on and dunking a teabag in some boiling water will be faced with absolute disbelief and denial. Ditto to anyone who accuses me of having facepalmed so hard I concussed myself.
*A town in Co Kildare. Which is in Ireland. Pronounced rhyming with “mace”.