Slavery is abhorrent, indefensible, irrespective of your race, creed or colour.
Slavery has been part of history for centuries. Way back in the Roman days, when Christians were fed to the lines, and people of all races spent their lives as slaves. Even in Egyptian times there was slavery.
Slavery was known in civilizations as old as Sumer, as well as in almost every other ancient civilization, including ancient Egypt, ancient China, the Akkadian Empire, Assyria, Babylonia, ancient Iran, ancient Greece, ancient India, the Roman Empire, the Arab Islamic Caliphate and Sultanate, Nubia and the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas.Wikipedia
People of many races were deemed slaves in ancient times. Whatever era, whatever reason, slavery has been around for centuries. And even in the 21st century slavery is still going on in the sex slave industry. We’ve all become inured to suffering over the centuries and the suffering that still goes on the in sex slave industry today.
Turning now to the UKBLM Go Fund Me page which has raised £789,378 as of this morning.
I am seriously asking myself whether this group #UKBLM have jumped on the bandwagon of the real #blacklivesmatter movement. Because their goals are world’s apart.
Even the first paragraph of the UKBLM Go Fund Me page tells you that they are activists. They want to destroy imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy (I agree white-surpremacy is not a society I want to see take hold of our country).
However, we live in a Capitalised society. We are not state-owned, we are a free society. A society where we are encouraged to own businesses. We are encouraged to better ourselves.
The landlord that owns a property portfolio is deemed a capitalist. He makes money on the rent he charges his tenants.
The local hairdresser is a capitalist, because she makes profit from her business and cutting people’s hair. These business owners aren’t capitalistic and privileged people who are racist. They are hardworking individuals.
When we shop, we have a chance to get good deals because supermarkets are competitive with each other. Again if they bring down supermarket capitalism, the chance of deals fly out of the window. The state will set the price for goods not the company. So two for one, buy two get third free, could well become things of the past.
And this is what UKBLM want to destroy. Our free society. They want everything state owned. They don’t want the local hairdresser to profit from cutting hair. They don’t want the local corner shop to prosper and profit from serving their community.
So what about the Falklands, do we give that land back to Argentina, which by the way, is going against the wishes of the inhabitants of that island. Do we have to give back all British Overseas Territories?
Have these people not thought of the benefits these countries bring. The chance of working overseas.
Britain has imperialized countries and regions all over the world. The most vivid and important of these were the 13 American colonies, Canada, Indian Subcontinent, Southern and Northern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. All of our world’s leading countries today have been imperialized by Great Britain in the past.
Is this what they want, to end the commonwealth? Do they want Britain to give back Gibraltar to Spain against the wishes of the inhabitants? And so on until all British Oversea Territories are no longer under the Union Flag and Sing God Save our Queen.
And as for the above quote, words fail me. Have these people not thought there could be some genetic reason that Coronavirus is more fatal in black and ethnic minorities? To twist and turn a virus into being racist is beyond believe. And of course in their eyes Sickle Cell must be racist as that mainly affects people with an African or Caribbean family background
The tearing down of statues, the defacing of property to the point in Carolina grave stones were defaced and broken. Is this what #blacklivesmatter is all about. Destruction.
Each and everyone of us have to show discipline, and not rule with a mob hand. Which UKBLM wants..
Developing and delivering training, police monitoring and strategies for the abolition of police. Working alongside existing anti-racist organisations to strengthen the wider movement across the UK.UKBLM
How the hell can you abolish the Police?
Anarchy will rain on our streets, mob rules and vigilantes will engulf our streets. The Police aren’t perfect. And yes there are some bent coppers. That nobody denies, but surely to abolish the police is just mental. Reform and Education are the way to go.
This is what UKBLM is about… and it is nowhere near the goals of the real Black Lives Matter Organisation.
We’re guided by a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and the state structures that disproportionately harm black people in Britain and around the world.
What about the all the slavery before, does that give me the right to close down the Roman Baths in Bath, because the Romans oppressed people and and made many people live their lives as slaves? How about knocking down statues and roman artefacts because Romans had slaves? Oh yes and let’s rename everything that has Roman linkage.
Oh yes and when the museums open should King Tut’s exhibition be packed away because Egyptians had slaves.
Perhaps it is time we all showed some discipline, especially those destroying and defacing property and realise we can’t ignore history we can only learn from it. And we can’t remove history because it offends us.
Slavery is Slavery irrespective of your colour or race. And #AllLivesMatter. And I don’t want to live in a Marxist society just as much as I don’t want to live in white-supremacist society