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Destroying statues: “Who controls the past controls the future” (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 568.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the George Floyd riots that went global with large, and often times violent, protests (specifically hitting the UK) where historical statues were vandalized and torn down by angry mobs.

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell’s famous quote comes from his justifiably famous science fiction novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.

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Sir Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square, Westminster has been vandalised on the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings by Black Lives Matter protesters.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Home Secretary Priti Patel — whose department has a wide remit including policing, border control, and national security — had warned against today’s protest in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdown regulations, which up until now have been enforced with zeal by the authorities.

Black Lives Matter activists have ignored these warnings, however, with the number of protesters in Parliament Square continuing to swell as of the time of this article’s publication, and the statue erected to the memory of Britain’s war-time leader there already defaced with “ACAB” graffiti — short for “All Coppers Are Bastards”.

Footage shared on social media shows one unidentified man, seemingly not a protester, incensed by the “disgusting” act, and warning the police he will “get all the football lads” out to guard the statue — suggesting it could become a flashpoint later on in the protest.

Police were physically targeted at the last London demonstration, with video footage showing officers being chased through the streets and smashed to the ground, and also assaulted outside the gates guarding the Prime Minister’s official residence on Downing Street — despite several officers having kneeled in submission to the protesters at various points in the demonstration.

Symbols of Britain’s war-time sacrifice were also targeted, with demonstrators pictured swinging from the flags adorning the Cenotaph monument which honours the fallen of the country and its former empire on Whitehall.

The Metropolitan Police and elements of the mainstream media, such as Reuters, attempting to play down this act of desecration, which earned Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, a prison sentence in 2011 — with “fact checks” it was “not defaced” and did not suffer “damage”, causing a number of social media users to criticise them for being disingenuous.


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Andrea Daley
June 10, 2020

Americanism is a strange phenomenon.   US is a world empire, biggest ever, but its power of media and idolatry has also spread the notion that US is always the underdog, the fighter for justice and freedom. So, these George Floyd protests around the world are both in line with the US Imperialist Narrative and promoted as anti-US-imperialism.   Minds around the world have been colonized by US Black Idolatry, but because Black Idolatry is sold as resistance against ‘white supremacism’, the favorite bogeyman of Jewish Supremacists who control the media, people think chanting for the holy Negro is resistance… Read more »

Andrea Daley
June 10, 2020

Jewish Power has vandalized churches with ‘gay’ colors. Queertianity is the new religion over Christianity.   And TV shows and movies now show blacks in historical roles of white people.   As blacks are more muscular and tougher, they took over as sports idols in the West. So, whites now worship blacks as the superior race. That’s why they are more sensitive about black victims of white cops. They feel the member of the superior race was killed by member of inferior race.   When the Word and the World are not in alignment, people who take the Word to… Read more »

Francis Lee
Francis Lee
June 10, 2020

I am British and don’t worry too much about statues. But it seems that every particular group which feels that it has been hard done by – perhaps often with good reason – has been actually or in fact pulling down hate statues simply because … well they were bad guys, so there At this rate we won’t have any statues to pull down since someone or some group doesn’t like who they were. We will have become a statue free zone. Outside the church of St.Clement Danes in central London which was re-consecrated on 19 October 1958 to becomehe Central Church… Read more »

Reply to  Francis Lee
June 12, 2020

And who ordered the fire bombing of Dresden which caused hundreds of thousands of deaths? Winston Churchill? Why? To take people’s attention away from the fact that the Allies had cut the supply lines to the labour camps and the inmates were dying of famine and typhus. I don’t agree with mob rule, but I wish people would stop saying that Churchill was a great man because he was a mass murderer.

Beautiful Love
June 11, 2020

Alexander Mercouis, You are a brilliant man and I respect you for your exceptional news analyst, but the point that you are missing here is that Russia did not enslave blacks nor colonize Africa do it is ok gor them yo have their statues but whereever the colonizers are we are going to tear down those damn statues and we are not stopping until we get every last one, no matter where they are on the planet. Time to shake it up!!!!

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