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WHODUNNIT?

By Pete Moore On July 6th, 2020

A statue of the 19th Century US black activist Frederick Douglass has been toppled in New York state.

Lots of finger-pointing over this one but no firm leads yet. It might have been the Bolsheviks yet again, unaware of who Frederick Douglass was, in which case they are more stupid than even I thought. It might be the Bolsheviks yet again, aware of who Frederick Douglas was and trying to spark the race war they want, in which case they are as evil as I thought.

Or it might be someone taking revenge for all the statue-toppling which the Bolsheviks have done, in which case – hey, it’s just a statue. Be cool.

16 Responses to “WHODUNNIT?”

  1. When last I saw they don’t know who yet. A disgrace whoever did it. After all as Trump said he “is” doing great work.

  2. Partially O/T

    Harry and Meghan say past wrongs of Commonwealth need to be acknowledged

    https://www.thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/06/harry-and-meghan-say-past-wrongs-of-commonwealth-need-to-be-acknowledged/?fbclid=IwAR3eDGoQUbMT9E6K4HbUxrhXDVyKQVxLwryfGuifW4bGJUPg85ZmilHReJI

    Expect Markle’s position of right wing hate figure to be renewed.

  3. It was clumsy me too comments by both that a fair question would be “didn’t you both just tell the world you wanted to be less in the spotlight?”

  4. Meghan and Harry are spoilt entitled hypocritical whingers and it is just lazy to claim criticism of them is racist.

  5. You’re partially correct Colm. I’ve read criticism about Markle on these very pages about how a commoner had pussy whipped the young prince into turning his back on his bloodline.

    Not all the criticism of Meghan and Harry is racist but undoubtedly some of it is based on Markle’s mixed-race background, with a heavy concentration of classism added.

  6. Paul

    That will be true among the knuckle draggers and right wing race hate fringes of the internet, but I don’t believe the media criticism they have faced has ever been based on any antipathy to her racial background. They wanted their modernist liberal eco-activist proselytising to be met with fawning acceptance or at least media silence but when some of their privileged jet set contradictions were pointed out to them, they made false claims of sexist/racist hostility by the Media forced them to quit Royal duties.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with them taking a different life path. Go for it. They can and should become the Hollywood based celebrity ‘influencers’ freed form Royal protocols if they want – but just don’t whinge about being victimised. They have chosen to swap one life and type of privilege for another. That’s all.

  7. “Lots of finger-pointing over this one but no firm leads yet.” It happened in Rochester where there are plenty of rednecks.

  8. Rochester’s largest ethnic group is African American. Now it could very well be some MAGA plotters as well, but we don’t know.

  9. I will concede Colm that quite a lot of the criticism of Markle that I saw in the British media seemed to be based on class as opposed to race.

    This was prior to them making the decision of royal withdrawl.

  10. Meghan Markle was very popular among the press and the country. Their problems are entirely self-created, and a lot of it is to do with the woke BS they come out with. Harry was once the most popular Windsor. He’s now widely mocked and derided, the ginger wimp.

  11. He’s now widely mocked and derided, the ginger wimp.

    I’ve read criticism about Markle on these very pages about how a commoner had pussy whipped the young prince into turning his back on his bloodline.

  12. It’s not about her being a commoner. The Duchess of Cambridge was a commoner and she’s class.

  13. It’s not about her being a commoner.

    It’s about her being a petrol tank then.

  14. This was prior to them making the decision of royal withdrawl.

    That’s sounds like a method of contraception – for the Aristocracy 🙂

  15. Was Douglas the lad who Flashman accompanied/led/abandoned on the Underground Railroad to the free states?

    He later visited Ireland and became a close friend of Daniel O’Connell. Douglas wrote:

    “Instead of the bright, blue sky of America, I am covered with the soft, grey fog of the Emerald Isle. I breathe, and lo! the chattel [slave] becomes a man. I gaze around in vain for one who will question my equal humanity, claim me as his slave, or offer me an insult. I employ a cab—I am seated beside white people—I reach the hotel — I enter the same door — I am shown into the same parlour — I dine at the same table—and no one is offended … I find myself regarded and treated at every turn with the kindness and deference paid to white people. When I go to church, I am met by no upturned nose and scornful lip to tell me, ‘We don’t allow niggers in here!’ “

  16. Noel,

    Yes. It was Frederick Douglass (two ss) who was a friend of Daniel O’Connell.