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Our heritage belongs to us, not rioters and political chancers


ONCE the attacks on our culture and history come to a close, the image that will resonate in the minds of those fighting against this widespread erasure of British identity will be the one of Peter Hitchens, stalked through Oxford by the BLM mob for the crime of not kneeling. 

With a masked police officer just behind, Hitchens soaked up the June sun, strolling nonchalantly through Oxford as the mob, in typical fashion, shouted insults and threats. What a guy! 

His jaunt might still be big news had it not been for the vilification heaped on Dominic Raab who stated that he would ‘kneel for only two people: the Queen and my wife when I proposed to her’.

Now, I don’t have a lot of time for Raab or his merry band of fake Tories but I applaud him for this. Kneeling is about submission and I’m very glad that no one – so far – in government has offered their suited, grovelling knees to the mob. Though they’ve failed to do anything about the BLM protests and accompanying vandalism which, in itself, is an act of submission, at least they have not yet followed the awful exploits of the Leader of the Opposition and his deputy who ‘took a knee in solidarity’.

In America, we’ve seen the appalling image of Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives, embarrassingly dressed in African garb and kneeling for the mob, but thankfully Trump is standing firm against the riots that have polluted his country.

While we read, daily, stories of firms committing to the BLM riots, ever more virtue signalling apologies from the ‘great and good’, world leaders genuflecting to neo-Marxist activists and constant talk of re-educating the population on the horrors of slavery, as though we were ignorant of it, there are still some who publicly dare show their support for the moral majority. There are still those who don’t want to see our traditions, culture and history ripped up from beneath us, who refuse to accede to this Maoist destruction of our heritage. 

Joe Public can honour people like Hitchens by following a similar example and by abandoning, as far as possible, any businesses lending their support to this movement either by their name, donations or through their products. 

We can ditch the BBC licence fee and we can stop buying any newspapers which report this widespread cultural vandalism as ‘peaceful’ and justifiable. 

As the football season returns, we can turn off the TV and ensure the kneeling ninnies from the top clubs have no online or TV audience as well as no fans in the stands. 

We can boycott products such as Yorkshire Tea and PG Tips whose ignorant virtue-signalling appears so important for them that they couldn’t care less about the raison d’etre of business – sales and the continuation of a free market economy that so many of the protesters abhor.

Many people in the UK deplore ‘taking the knee’ – an American invention with little relevance to this country – and will not side with those who do, like the resilient residents of Poole faced with the prospect of Baden-Powell’s statue being removed/vandalised, and fight for their history to remain.

The truth, as my fiancée, Tina, commented on Kathy Gyngell’s post on Churchill’s Column, is: ‘None of these statues, monuments, plaques or even historical street names belong to councils, to mayors or the government. They belong to the people of this land, our history, culture and identity. They belong to the nation. Politicians, local or national, are transitory. Here today gone tomorrow, most of them forgettable incompetents to whom no one would ever propose leaving a monument. Who, then, are they to criticise those who have contributed to our rich history and are remembered by public monuments and such?’

Cowardly officials need reminding. Especially the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who treats England’s capital city as his personal property. He is merely a caretaker, whose job is to ensure the smooth and safe running of London. He has no right to destroy or rewrite the history of London. It is ours, warts and all.

We need to remind all those who by jumping on the woke bandwagon are hastening the destruction of our heritage and values that it is their country that led the fight against slavery, and their country that won the long fight for  free speech and liberty that their craven compliance now threatens. 

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Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey is a social conservative and mental health carer.

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