Monday, May 11, 2015
Hate mob in rampage: Hard Left's shame as rioters attack police and deface WWII memorial as socialists lay siege to British Prime Minister's residence
Leftist hate is so great that it just bursts its banks sometimes. They erupted onto London streets to protest at the result of a democratic election held under an electoral system which favours Labour. But the Left have never liked democracy much. Revolution is their ideal
Hard-left activists this afternoon desecrated a war memorial to the gallant sacrifice of women who served during the Second World War as anarchists objecting to Thursday's election result protested outside Downing Street.
A mindless thug daubed 'F*** Tory Scum' in red paint on the memorial in a sickening display of contempt on the 70th anniversary weekend of VE Day.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating the vandalism which formed part of the un-authorised protest which left two police officers requiring hospital treatment.
Police arrested 17 people at the scene on suspicion of offences ranging from assault on a police officer, violent disorder and under the 1986 public order act.
A spokesman for The Royal British Legion said: 'This senseless act could not have been more inappropriately timed. This weekend we commemorate those who fought and died for the freedom to have elections and the freedom to enjoy the lives we have today.'
A special VE Day Concert is planned to take place this evening, just yards from where the anarchists desecrated the £800,000 memorial.
A Downing Street spokeswoman condemned the hate mob's actions. 'Spraying graffiti on war memorials is a despicable display of disrespect for those who fought and died for their country, particularly at a time when the whole nation comes together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.'
Former Commons speaker Betty Boothroyd also joined the condemnation of the attack. She said: 'This is an absolute insult to the memory of thousands of women of my generation who sweated blood and tears for the freedoms that some members of this generation have abused by this act. 'The vandals who attacked the memorial are beyond contempt. They talk of scum - they should look in the mirror.'
However, left-wing writer and activist Laurie Penny confirmed that she did not have a problem with the attack on the memorial commemorating the sacrifice of women during the Second World War. In a series of Tweets, Ms Penny said: 'I don't have a problem with this. The bravery of past generations does not oblige us to be cowed today.
'The people vandalising of memory of what the women of World War II fought for are sitting in Downing Street right now.
'What is disgusting is that some people are more worried about a war memorial than the destruction of the welfare state.'
A group calling itself The People's Assembly planned to meet up in Whitehall at 1pm to protest against Thursday's election result which has seen David Cameron returned to office with a clear Commons majority.
The mob chanted 'get the Tories out' as large sections of the city were shut down as a result of the demonstration.
Some of the protesters brandished highly offensive home-made banners proclaiming F*** The Cuts', while others described the Conservative Party as Tory Scum.
Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at the police. Scuffles broke out when the demonstrators, blaring hooters, banging pots and chanting obscenities, confronted lines of police outside the gate protecting the Prime Minister's official residence.
Some protesters handed out flyers claiming: 'Parliament is no longer our priority, our priority is survival. A Tory majority is a declaration of war.'
At one point a bicycle was hurled at police.
Several hundred people took part in the demonstration with at least 25 black-clad youths wearing face masks, sunglasses and even balaclavas.
Police were forced to close Whitehall to traffic as they dealt with the escalating situation.
A group of the protesters attempted to push their way through barricades, while some smoke bombs were let off.
The Metropolitan Police were forced to deploy officers on horseback and riot police in response to the violent scenes.
Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley said: 'We have a General Election every five years. People should accept the result rather than spray-painting war memorials.
'A mark on the ballot paper means more than demonstrators who use inappropriate actions, inappropriate language and look as they are rejecting the results of an open, free, democratic process.'
The protesters included members of the Socialist Worker Party. Others brandished flags proclaiming membership of hard-left anarchist organisations.
A large police presence met protesters outside Conservative campaign headquarters in Westminster, where David Cameron had issued a rousing speech to party activists little over 24 hours earlier, following the Tories' success at the ballot box.
Far-Leftist beaten by a more moderate Leftist
Vicious antisemite George Galloway beaten by a Pakistani lady from the Labour party. Galloway's exquisite reaction below when he learns that he has lost his Bradford seat. The new MP for Bradford, however, being of Pakistani origin, believes in "justice for Palestine" so the change is not great
After an ugly campaign, the infamous and indefatigable George Galloway, who made headlines for declaring the down-on-its-luck northern town an “Israel-free zone,” lost his bid for reelection. The former Big Brother reality TV contestant was not just beaten by a Labour Party candidate — he was trashed by almost 30 percentage points.
Just three years after a by-election victory he would call the Bradford Spring, Galloway was humiliated and sent packing, presumably in search of another community to divide and exploit. The evening began with the news that Galloway had been reported to the police for an alleged breach of electoral law. It turned out he had retweeted an exit poll reporting his supposed victory in Bradford West before 10 pm on election day – an illegal act.
“It’s a storm in a thimble,” his spokesperson said. Evidently the authorities disagreed, and a man whose censorship of opponents on Twitter is prolific was undone by a lackadaisical retweet.
When the result was announced, his opponents in Bradford West finally had their revenge. With Galloway standing behind her on the platform in a black shirt, black jacket, and now-signature black fedora – an outfit more befitting of a mobster than a politician – his opponent, Naz Shah, didn’t mince her words in her victory speech.
“Your campaign demeaned our democracy,” she said. “Personal attacks on me have not worked. The people of Bradford West have seen through this and you have been sent on your way.” For Shah, a mental health campaigner, the moment was surely even sweeter than for those of us who have longed for Galloway’s defeat for years. During the election campaign, Galloway accused Shah of lying about the age at which she was “emotionally blackmailed” into marrying a cousin in Pakistan. At a town hall debate, he even produced what he claimed was a nikah – an Islamic wedding certification – that he had somehow got from Pakistan proving that she was 16 at the time of this event and not 15 as Shah claimed.
The idea that the age at which one is forced into a marriage matters one way or the other says a lot not only about how Galloway will do anything to win an election but also his attitude towards women. When Shah was done, up stepped George. In a way, his concession speech – if you can really call it that – was a continuation of the rhetoric and atmosphere that has defined his brief but all-too-eventual tenure as the MP for Bradford West, during which he sought to accentuate racial and religious divisions and manipulate the clan politics of the city by playing off the politics of the Middle East. Because of his histrionics, Bradford has “earned a reputation in Britain as unfriendly to Jews” under Galloway
Having gone so far as to declare Bradford an Israel-free zone and suggest that Zionists (or was it Jews?) would celebrate the election of Shah, the unhinged-sounding Galloway suggested that the Zionists were having the last laugh over his defeat:
"I don’t begrudge the Labour members here their moment of celebration of course. But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating. The hyena can bounce on the lion’s grave but it can never be a lion and in any case, I’m not in my grave. As a matter of fact I’m going off now to plan the next campaign".
The line about the lion and the hyenas comes, incidentally, from a poem written by one Saddam Hussein. I salute Galloway for his courage and strength in quoting the dictator’s verse on the night he met his Waterloo. It’s almost too good to be true.
Burn baby burn
In Baltimore this past week we've gone back to the future of the radical 1960s, watching mobs rioting in the streets, burning and looting local businesses and most of all targeting police for murder. And Al Sharpton and the other racial arsonists who make a living off hatred—backed by Barack Obama himself -- are telling us that this is just the beginning.
We should get ready, they warn, for a "long hot summer."
"Burn, Baby, Burn" was their motto fifty years ago. And it is their motto once again today.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made that clear when she pulled the police back from the riot and said, "Let them loot. It's only property." Right: the property of small businesses owned by blacks trying to make it out of the nightmare in Baltimore created by a century of liberal Democrat politicians.
Every Baltimore mayor since 1967 has been a Democrat. In that fifty plus year period there has been only one Republican governor of Maryland, not counting the one elected a few months ago. What does this mean? That the liberal Democrats have had a century to make Baltimore a mad experiment for their failed polices—anti business, anti police, and anti family.
The only hero in this disgusting spectacle of violence and destruction was the single mother shown on television wading into the chaos, grabbing her teenaged son out of the riots and boxing his ears while marching him home.
When you hear all the claims by Sharpton and others that Baltimore's problems are caused by white indifference and police racism, remember this... Whatever it is or isn't, Baltimore belongs to liberal Democrats.
It is not a failure, but a fulfillment of fifty years of Democrat rule and social policies which have made the city lose business, experience a poverty rate of 24%, with 37% of black males between the ages of 20-24 unemployed.
Baltimore schools are third in funding among America's big cities, with only New York and Boston spending more.
Fifty five percent of the city's fourth graders are drastically below grade level in achievement. Baltimore's schools have been for a long time, with the cities ruling Democrats and their teachers unions allies standing by looking.
President Obama's contribution to the Baltimore tragedy is the empty rhetoric that has characterized his presidency general. "We as a nation... need soul-searching," he says, and then blames the riots and looting on everything from lack of job, racists police tactics, to the Republicans in Congress. If he had a shred of dignity or honesty, he'd admit the painfully obvious—the Democrats and their liberal policies broke Baltimore; they own it.
We don't need "soul searching", what America needs is a return of law and order and an end to the stranglehold that the corrupt and racist Democratic Party has over the inner cities of America.
Via email from David Horowitz
Obama Has Only Exacerbated Racial Discord
When Barack Obama was sworn in as America’s first black president, nobody on the Left believed race relations would deteriorate. But since Obama’s first inauguration, all but one poll conducted by CBS News/New York Times revealed a growing racial unease in America — reflected most alarmingly following the death of Freddie Gray. In April 2009, 66% said race relations were good, compared to 22% who said they were bad. By December 2014, those numbers were nearly even at 45% and 43%, respectively. In February, the percentages improved slightly to 52% and 38%. But in the latest poll, just 34% said race relations are positive compared to 61% who they are bad.
That was the worst finding since 1992. And according to CBS, “For the first time since 1997, majorities of both whites and blacks think race relations in the U.S. are bad. Opinions among white Americans have grown sharply more negative in this poll, and are the reverse of what they were earlier this year. Sixty-two percent of whites now say race relations are bad, compared to just 35 percent in February.”
Moreover, the rioting in Baltimore has left America with a pessimistic outlook. According to The Wall Street Journal, “A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer, a signal that Americans believe Baltimore’s recent problems aren’t a local phenomenon but instead are symptomatic of broader national problems.” That comes as even more of a shock to those who believed Obama’s historic election would eradicate any remaining racial disunity.
Race relations haven’t deteriorated because Obama is black; they’ve deteriorated because our first black president promotes racial discord with entitlement programs and divisive rhetoric — like on Monday when he opined that America’s “tragic history … has made it tougher for some” and has also “helped fuel some of the protests we’ve seen in places like Baltimore, and Ferguson and right here in New York.” It’s a shame that, in 2015, a man who had the power to radically change minorities' plight has thrown away the opportunity.
Guns and crime in New Zealand
There has been a recent release of statistics for homicide around the world. There is a comprehensive report here.
In summary, homocides are most frequent in African and Hispanic countries. Honduras (85.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants), Venezuela (53.7) and the US Virgin Islands (46.9) have the highest murder rates per population in the world. The rate for the USA is 4.7. But perhaps most interesting is New Zealand. It is very similar to the USA in many ways yet its homicide rate is 0.9 per 100,000, only a fifth of the US rate.
Why? The major reason, of course, is that NZ has few Africans, who are the major perpetrators of murder in the USA. There are however some other reasons: A report from New Zealand itself says:
"Every year, "organised, stable" New Zealand ranks in the bottom one or two of international corruption tables, while the rule of law is respected. And we have a lot of registered firearms - over a million in New Zealand - but we control them well, and guns are only used in about 25 per cent of murders here."
A million firearms in a population of 4 million means that New Zealand is well armed. So it's clearly not the presence of guns that is dangerous. It is the people and their attitude towards one-another.
It is hard to legislate about that, however. Promoting social harmony might help but the American Left constantly does the opposite -- constantly stirring up racial animosity with unending accusations that black disadvantage is caused by white prejudice.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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