Wednesday 21 March 2007

Red Ken Apologises

Ken Livingstone, walking embarrassment to London and Britain, has apologised. What for, I hear you ask? Could it be for fawning over Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the terrorist supporting "moderate" Imam? Or for launching an anti-Semitic diatribe against an Evening Standard journalist? No, and no. What Red Ken is really concerned about, is slavery. He has, in fact, apologised for London's role in it, on behalf of all Londoners, and urged Tony Blair to apologise, on behalf of the entire nation. If you're white and British, you're guilty.

To go into all the reasons why this is ridiculous would take far too long. Suffice to say that it happened two hundred ago, so that no one alive today can in any way be held responsible. It may be added that the idea that slavery was somehow imposed on Africans by white people is a myth - African tribes had long been enslaving one another, and were more than willing to sell their human wares to the white men, in exchange for ancient muskets, and alcohol. If one wanted to be controversial one could point out, as the black American politician Ezola Foster has done, that one is far better off being a descendant of slaves in America than being a descendant of free Africans in Africa. Or one could mention the trade in white slaves, run by Arabs and Africans, the apology for which seems curiously to have been delayed. Or, now I come to think of it, the story, reported by Dhimmi Watch, that slavery, run primarily by Arabs, is still going on in the Islamic state of Mauritania. Or the reintroduction of slavery to America, by Saudi Arabs. You get the picture.

But of course, Red Ken has a problem with the above statements. That problem is that they are all based in the truth, something generally inimical to Red Ken, and all that he stands for. He's far happier playing to his own particular gallery - the professional grievance groups like Operation Black Vote (who today welcomed Livingstone's apology), or the grasping, and apparently illiterate, black supremacists of the "Afrikan [sic] World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission" (essentially they want those evil white people to give them 777 trillion US dollars). It doesn't matter that it serves no purpose other than to increase the victim complex that many black people already seem to have. If it'll get Red Ken some votes in Brixton and Peckham, he'll do it.

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