Social Media: and the pressure of Blackmail.

When I heard those reports of how all Premier League football players ‘Took the Knee’ in support of this bunch known as BlackLivesMatter, it did give me pause for thought. I am a comparative infant when it comes to Social Media, as I have just signed up with Twitter and nothing else, but one does wonder if all of those talented athletes who play football had the same idea when they knelt. Were they acting as one? Did they all agree with a noisy, anarchistic bunch that the entire stock of statues existent in Great Britain must be speedily examined for the merest smidgen of association with Slavery: and if they were so declared, must be unceremoniously demolished, covered in painted slogans and carted off to be thrown in the nearest deep water?

I can perhaps believe that the black players are of one mind, although inferring that they all think the same on any subject is perhaps presumptuous of me. When it comes to  the white players, this is where some doubt creeps in to my thinking. Do they all instinctively accept that black people, and other ethnic minorities are at a disadvantage every day in Great Britain; or do they all believe, as I do, that your skin colour is immaterial in this United Kingdom. If they do believe this, I can therefore infer that they only ‘knelt’ because of the huge backlash which can be instantaneously brought to bear upon any individual who pokes his or her nose above the water and declare that, “No, I don’t  agree with everyone else!” Did they all instinctively agree to wear the ‘BlackLivesMatter’ logo in place of their names on their shirts? Or did they all agree because no-one wants to be the outlier, the sharp stone which stands out: and in these days of instant fame and, of course, instant Blackmail pressure: be pounded down until abject apology ensues?

I reckon we all can point to that ‘Blackmail Pressure’ which can be so easily exerted by a mob against anyone whose thoughts, words or actions can be seen to go against the ‘norm’ of (usually) liberal thought and ideals. I note only this morning that the pub chain Greene King and Lloyds of London have crumpled against the ‘Moral Outrage Blackmail’ of the BLM brigade. Both corporations have apologised and Lloyd’s has said it will donate to charities representing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. Greene King said it would make a “substantial investment to benefit the BAME community”, after consulting with its staff on how this money can best be used.

I would prophesy that we shall, very soon, start to hear from the well-rehearsed usual suspects for ‘Reparations’, to be made in both America and in Great Britain, both to ‘The Black Communities’ and to  individual Black people for the ‘Hurt and Anguish’ that they feel. This of course will come under the vague titles which we have all, heard so many times before, and, of course now we have a Government with no visible spine at all, they will probably get their way; by full use of that same ‘Blackmail Pressure’ basis now demonstrated to be most successful, all because one black man died at the hands of a white cop in Minneapolis!

 

3 comments for “Social Media: and the pressure of Blackmail.

  1. Penseivat
    June 18, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I trust that these people demanding reparations will also picket, demonstrate, or protest, outside the Saudi, Quatari, Yemeni, Dubai, Moroccan and Tunisian embassies, considering the ancestors of these peoples were responsible for the enslavement of black Africans for hundreds of years before Europeans. Won’t hold my breath.
    Perhaps any reparations could have the cost of the hundreds of Royal Navy seamen and Marines who died fighting slavers from other countries deducted? Won’t hold my breath.
    Some years ago when Trevor Phillips was head of the Commission for Racial Equality, he raised the subject of reparations for the descendants of those enslaved. I wrote to him informing him of my Great, Great, Grandfather, a carpenter on a ship wrecked off the coast of Africa, who managed to get ashore with other members of the crew. Instead of being given help, they were enslaved by an African tribe and kept naked as their white bodies were a constant source of amusement to the children and women. Two men managed to escape, but not before my GGGF was beaten, starved, and worked to death. I informed Mr Phillips that I was willing to accept cash, a cheque, or a postal order as reparation for an enslaved relative. For some reason, I have not yet had a reply. Won’t hold my breath.
    Meanwhile, in the modern world, it appears that Blackmailed Lives Matter too, if they want to keep their jobs.

  2. Valentine Gray
    June 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    I have now come to the opinion that BLM, taking a knee and a host of racial matters taking attention from the “hidden in plain sight” the ultimate goal of the New World Order which is getting closer and closer, Total control over mind body and soul. BLM is a sideshow COVID engineered TRACK and TRACE and what it involves, Serco has contract for several millions for a track and trace system once up and running along with vaccines you may never even have a PRIVATE THOUGHT. The duped British have shown how control through fear and submission how easy it will be, another control will be a cashless society. Put BLM etc aside watch for what is hidden in plain sight. Hope I am just imagining it.

  3. Ed P
    June 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Whilst abhorring all these craven organisations kowtowing to fascist pressure groups, there is one thing that makes sense:
    The Guardian, founded and funded on cotton-picking slavery, should own up to its dreadful origins, make reparations or just shut down. And if Polly and that streak of piss Jones become unemployed, good.

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