The German reaction is particularly strong – they know what they're talking about. https://t.co/OlySc6mhCs
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) August 16, 2017
Shouldn’t the Far-Left also be confronted?…surely Germany knows all about them as well having been under the communist jackboot for half a century, never mind all those millions imprisoned, tortured and killed by Socialists across the world. Maybe that’s just too sophisticated an argument for poor old Katty Kay to get her little head around….best stick to ‘overheated rhetoric and oversimplification’ as well as an egregious display of liberal sanctimony for the benefit of her pals in order to burnish her oh so liberal credentials.
Remarkable hypocrisy as always from the BBC and its fellow travellers as they attack Trump for not singling out extremists on the Right for condemnation..he chose instead, quite rightly, to condemn all those who were violent in Charlottesville. Seems the BBC [h/t Guest Who] thinks he is wrong…they are obviously quite happy to ignore left-wing violence…
My take after returning from a few weeks away. America – diminished and dismissed – BBC News https://t.co/RMGQjbSwKV
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) August 16, 2017
The BBC brings on dyed-in-the-wool anti-Trump voices to give us a balanced and impartial comment on events in America, such as a Demcorat ex-Mayor of Charlottesville…wonder what he would say. The BBC totally fails to bring any perspective or context to the attacks on Trump…such as the fact that it was the hard left Antifa extremists who instigated the violence…they came well prepared and armed….wearing helmets, masks, carrying sticks, mace, pepper spray and tasers…they threw balloons full of urine, paint and mace at the people in the march.
The BBC tells us that Trump does not want to upset his ‘Base’ by denouncing Nazis, thus dismissing all those who vote for him as extremist racists…no such comments about those British politicians who turned a blind eye to events in Rotherham and Rochdale because they didn’t want to anger their ‘Base’…ie Muslim voters. Similarly with terrorism….they refuse to denounce terrorism and the real roots of that terror, Islam, because they want the Muslim vote….case in point…
Trevor Phillips says about this….
“We shouldn’t have to have an argument about free speech, what this feels like is what we used to call democratic centralism in the Labour party, in other words Stalinism”.
But of course the likes of Corbyn, the Far Left and the BBC have no problem with Stalinism…just ‘fascism’.
Obama was the same as he refused to talk of Islamic terror in relation to, erm, Islamic terror, not only censoring his own speech but forcing the whole government to do so as well, scrubbing the word ‘Islamic’ from the record.
Then look at this speech following the murder of police officers by Blacks in Dallas…note how there is little condemnation of the killers and indeed there is excuses and explanation…..an astonishing amount of a speech about five murdered policemen devoted to explaining away their killers’ reasons…..
We’re here to honor the memory and mourn the loss of five fellow Americans, to grieve with their loved ones, to support this community, and pray for the wounded, and to try and find some meaning amidst our sorrow.
Like police officers across the country, these men and their families shared a commitment to something larger than themselves. They weren’t looking for their names to be up in lights……No. The reward comes in knowing that our entire way of life in America depends on the rule of law, that the maintenance of that law is a hard and daily labor, that in this country we don’t have soldiers in the streets or militias setting the rules.
Faced with this violence, we wonder if the divides of race in America can ever be bridged. We wonder if an African American community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs, can ever understand each other’s experience.
I see people who mourn for the five officers we lost, but also weep for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In this audience, I see what’s possible.
We also know that centuries of racial discrimination, of slavery, and subjugation, and Jim Crow; they didn’t simply vanish with the law against segregation. They didn’t necessarily stop when a Dr. King speech, or when the civil rights act or voting rights act were signed. Race relations have improved dramatically in my lifetime. Those who deny it are dishonoring the struggles that helped us achieve that progress. But we know…
But America, we know that bias remains. We know it, whether you are black, or white, or Hispanic, or Asian, or native American, or of Middle Eastern descent, we have all seen this bigotry in our own lives at some point. We’ve heard it at times in our own homes. If we’re honest, perhaps we’ve heard prejudice in our own heads and felt it in our own hearts. We know that. And while some suffer far more under racism’s burden, some feel to a far greater extent discrimination’s stain. Although most of us do our best to guard against it and teach our children better, none of us is entirely innocent. No institution is entirely immune, and that includes our police departments. We know this.
And so when African-Americans from all walks of life, from different communities across the country, voice a growing despair over what they perceive to be unequal treatment, when study after study shows that whites and people of color experience the criminal justice system differently. So that if you’re black, you’re more likely to be pulled over or searched or arrested; more likely to get longer sentences; more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime. When mothers and fathers raised their kids right, and have the talk about how to respond if stopped by a police officer — yes, sir; no, sir — but still fear that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door; still fear that kids being stupid and not quite doing things right might end in tragedy.
When all this takes place, more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid.
Perhaps the BBC should take Obama’s advice and stop using ‘overheated rhetoric and oversimplification’ demonising all on the Right as the ‘enemy’ and failng to properly report on the issues….
With an open heart, we can abandon the overheated rhetoric and the oversimplification that reduces whole categories of our fellow Americans, not just opponents, but to enemies.