The whole Black Lives Matter phenomenon was an American thing I used to look at with a kind of disinterested contempt. But it’s now come to the UK. Such as I can make out any strategy, they seem pissed off at airports (sic).
I’m not going to talk about the fact that all today’s BLM types were white but we can have a giggle at some of the claims they made. So here goes…
“Black Lives Matter UK said the action was taken in order to “highlight the UK’s environmental impact on the lives of black people locally and globally”
Right, so briefly disrupt flights and make complete fools of yourselves at London city airport because… I really can’t see how city airport impacts on black people more than any other people, even if you’ve swallowed the enviro stuff.
“Whilst at London City Airport a small elite is able to fly, in 2016 alone 3,176 migrants are known to have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean”
So what’s that got to do with city airport? And anyone can fly these days, it’s just wrong to imagine flying is elitist. And whilst we are on the subject, aren’t the migrants escaping Black and Arab countries to come to the ‘racist’ west. If we are so terrible, how come everyone wants to come here?
“Black people are the first to die, not the first to fly, in this racist climate crisis”
Well it rhymes but there doesn’t seem to be any evidence backing up this claim and it’s the first time I’ve heard the alleged climate crisis called racist. Also is there any evidence that black people fly less in the UK than say white people per capita?
“We note, however, that the UK is willing to charter special flights to remove black people from the country based on their immigration status.”
Yep, quite right, illegals gotta go regardless of skin colour. Perhaps they’d be happier if we sent ‘em all back by ship but I suspect they might complain about the historical resonance. It does show you can’t please these bastards however. West African slave trade, Africa to the US, bad. Repatriation, the West to Africa, Bad!
Speaking to BBC London, group member Joshua Virasami added: “The community where this airport is a predominantly black community”
Depends where you draw the line of course but if you take the London Borough of Newnham where the airport is located (and creates jobs for black people etc) you see Newnham is according to Wikipedia 21.59% Black, 33.48% Asian and 39.42% White! So he’s wrong in fact not just opinion.
“In Britain, 28% of black people are more likely to be exposed to air pollution… being in closest proximity to the industries causing climate change.”
Again no source for the figures but none of them were sufficiently bothered about this unsupported claim to actually join the protest. They could of course move to other parts of the country that are not in London and are therefore cheaper as well as presumably less exposed to ‘air pollution’
“The Met said all nine arrests were on suspicion of aggravated trespass, being unlawfully airside and breaching London City Airport bylaws” If you want to protest, fine, but serious criminality has taken place here and I hope these attention seeking, virtue-signalling clowns get to sympathise with local people in Wandsworth prison for a sustained period of time.