Jun 15, 2020 11:24 am Stephen Day 2565


Aren't you glad you live here in TRNC? No looting, no riots, no statues being pulled  down or defaced, no national flags being set on fire , no policemen bending one knee (instead of enforcing the law) just a TRNC society trying to get on with life, as lock down is eased. The contrast with UK couldn't be starker. Whilst the majority (from all ethnic backgrounds) looked on appalled, others seemed to think the easing of lock down meant all getting together and having a damned good riot. What for? In response to a tragic and distressing event on the other side of the Atlantic, which has no impact or bearing on the UK, whatsoever! 


The death of George Floyd was a terrible event to witness. The USA undoubtedly still has some racially based social problems, deeply rooted in its history, but it has made great progress in eradicating such prejudice in the past few decades. It also has due process of law, which means even those charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty. The USA shares that vital principle in common with the UK. The police officers in question, including the one accused of being directly responsible for George Floyd's death, have been charged. They will face investigation and trial. They will be sentenced if proven guilty. There might be grounds for respectful peaceful protest at the tragic nature of this alleged murder, but not for the widespread looting and public disorder that followed. As far as the UK is concerned, there is no excuse, of any kind, for the violent anarchy that the law-abiding majority have recently been forced to witness. I would go further and say such disorder should not be tolerated at all. The tragedy in USA has absolutely nothing to do with us. 


Britain isn't entirely free of racialism, but it is one of the most inclusive and racially tolerant societies in the world. You only have to look at the UK government to prove that. The number of Brits within it who can claim immigrant ancestry is instructive. Rishi Sunak (Chancellor), Priti Patel (Home Secretary), Alok Sharma (Secretary of State, Business, Energy & Industry), Suella Braverman (Attorney General), Kemi Badenoch (Minister of State), Lord Ahmad (Minister of State), Kwasi Kwarteng (Minister of State), James Cleverly (Minister of State). The benches of the Commons, on both sides, reflect a similar racial blindness. I'd hardly think all that suggests a country riddled with racial prejudice, certainly not on a scale sufficient to justify rampant anarchy, would you? Of course not. It might be that some ethnic minority "communities" do feel culturally segregated from the rest of society, but in many cases that segregation is by choice, often religiously inspired. It is not imposed.


"Black lives matter" the protesters screamed. Correct, they do, but so do the lives of everyone else, who just want to get on with life without having to face a horde of screaming anarchists, some of whom appear more interested in grabbing a large screen TV than they are in defending the rights of black people in a far-off land. The whole situation appals me. It's just not British, whatever colour ancestral fate has decided you are.


Some of what the rioters have got away with is beyond belief, the police just standing there and watching them do it, no doubt for fear of "offending" them. What use is a police "service" that allows that sort of thing, as opposed to the police "force" UK used to have, that would have intervened? Answer? None at all.


For the second time in its history, Churchill's statue has been defaced. This time he is accused of being "a racist". This is the man who saw Britain through its darkest hour and led it to victory against the vilest racist regime the world has ever seen. He is still a national icon. Can you imagine TRNC's police ineffectually standing by, whilst someone daubed painted insults all over Ataturk's statue in Girne? No, neither can I. Can you imagine them letting a mob, obviously armed with the tools to do the job, pull down a statue from its pedestal, whoever it was? Again, neither could I. 


Yes, the statue in question was in Bristol, a city that prospered mightily from the slave trade. Yes, the man honoured by the statue was a slave trader, but he also was a great philanthropist for the city and its people. Whether that statue should remain in place should be a matter for public debate and the City Council, not a matter decided by a pick axe wielding mob, who went on to deface it, then throw it in the river. That is not enlightened justice, it is anarchy. That statue, whether the protesters like it or not, is part of Bristol's history. Indeed, the man was central to it. Take it down legally, place it in a Bristol museum, as testimony to the past, by all means, but don't eradicate it. That is a refusal to face the past, not a protest against it. If we forget where we come from, how the hell do we know where we are going?


I not only despair at the politically correct approach of the modern UK police, I stand in shocked disbelief at its consequences. The foremost evidence of those consequences came only recently. There they were, a line of Metropolitan police, facing a crowd of "black lives matter" protesters. Someone in the crowd cried out "take a knee", one of those meaningless "virtue signalling" gestures that modern UK society is afflicted with. Everybody must conform, otherwise they must be evil. It is a form of fascism, whatever it calls itself.


To my horror, four or five of the supposedly law enforcing police, did as requested. Immediately their ranks were split, by those displaying sympathy with the protesters. The authority of the unit was destroyed in a moment. Police have no business in displaying political sympathies. Where will that end? The answer is simple - ANARCHY, then authoritarianism. It isn't a policeman in America who threatens racial harmony in UK, it's violent protest on the streets of UK cities that does. Welcome to Anarchy UK 2020. God love TRNC.