On Saturday the Black Lives Matter movement were due to protest, it was called off due to far right wing groups, or racists wanting to protect statues, or wanting to protest against them.
What then happened was horrific, having no BLM people to beat up, they instead attacked the police, innocent people picnicking and I think each other. I mean there was an argument between a white lives matter person and all lives matter person.
I say person, I do mean mainly white men. No matter where you stand on the whole statue issue or even tv programmes being pulled at the minute, no one, other than those who stand with racists, will say what happened on Saturday was anything short of fucked up.
In interviews, they were all trying to give their reasons as to why they were there without saying, because I am a racist. Just come out with it.
I think part of this is because of the history education we get in the UK, it literally goes William the Conqueror, something about the dark ages and the plague, discovering America, Henry 8th, Spanish Armada a small bit of Queen Victoria, normally how long she reigned, WW1, WW2 and how great Churchill was.
You ask any child educated in the UK they can tell you more about Henry 8th and his damn wives rather than how the British became an empire and what they did.
The British were shit to a good 90% of the world, do I think we should celebrate it with statues no. Do I think we should learn about and from it, absolutely, we are doing no favours by white washing (ironic) it from our education. We can’t pretend bad stuff in every country history hasn’t happened, that is just wrong, we need to learn from it.
So no, I am not proud to be British at the moment. But the worst of this, is its not a small minority, its a good 43% of the voting population and that is the biggest majority that the government have ever had.