On June 7, 2020, Black Lives Matter rioters knocked down a statue of English merchant Edward Colston.
The rioters attached a rope to statue on Colston Avenue in Bristol, United Kingdom on June 7 before pulling it down as a large crowd jumped for joy. The vandals then jumped on the statue.
The Guardian reported that historian David Olusoga likened this iconoclastic action to the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. On the other hand, home secretary, Priti Patel called on the police to respond. In comments made to Sky News, Patel remarked:
“I think that is utterly disgraceful and that speaks to the acts of public disorder that have actually now become a distraction from the cause in which people are protesting about.”
Superintendent Andy Bennett, of Somerset and Avon police, stated that his force was conducting an investigation into criminal damage.
Bennett said to the BBC he understood that Colston was “a historical figure that’s caused the black community quite a lot of angst over the last couple of years.” He added, “Whilst I am disappointed that people would damage one of our statues, I do understand why it’s happened, it’s very symbolic.”
"Whilst I am disappointed … I do understand why it’s happened"
— BBC West Live (@BBCBristol) June 7, 2020
“You might wonder why we didn’t intervene and why we just allowed people to put it in the docks – we made a very tactical decision, to stop people from doing the act may have caused further disorder and we decided the safest thing to do, in terms of our policing tactics, was to allow it to take place.”
The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, remarked: “I know the removal of the Colston Statue will divide opinion, as the statue itself has done for many years. However, it’s important to listen to those who found the statue to represent an affront to humanity.”
Although Colston was known as a slave trader, he made numerous philanthropic contributions that helped build Bristol.
It’s becoming clear that the political correctness crusades that have marked America are being exported to Europe. The Western Left does not care about preserving the West and is now working to erase history as we know it.
The West is going through very troubling times indeed. It will take a ccourageous Right to be able t o effectively confront it.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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