Why did it have to take the death of another human being by a police officer to ignite the kind of demonstrations and rallying of millions of people around the world, against oppression, bigotry, racism and hatred?
I read some social media post regarding the murder of George Flloyd, and I am alarmed and astonished. There are still people who cannot understand why so many millions of people around the world were willing to forget that we are living in a world where the coronavirus pandemic killed thousands of people worldwide. Yet they march and protest against injustice.
How a normal, human being with any empathy within themselves seeing that video of a police officer who is supposed to serve and protect kneeling in the neck of George showing no sign of sympathy for the man he was murdering still justify that behaviour is incomprehensible.
George Floyd was, laid to rest a few days ago, but the legacy that he left behind will change our world in more ways than we can begin to imagine. We have seen changes in the law, statutes of individuals that support oppression and slavery been, removed from towns and cities, and worldwide cry for police brutality to end.
We must always remember these two quotes from Dr Martin Luther King ” Injustice is a threat to justice everywhere”. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.
According to the media demonstrators in Bristol pulled down the statue of Edward Colston.
It has been, stated that Edward Colston was an English merchant, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and slave trader. His wealth was, acquired mainly through the trade and exploitation of slaves.
It is the 21 first century, and we still have statues that represent the oppression of a section of our community. Everyday Black and minority people have to walk past the statue of Edward Colston, knowing that he was a slave trader, and 19,000 Black people died when his company transported them to the Caribbean.
The fact that both Black and White joining forces to take down the statute is a demonstration of how the community feels. Many would disagree with how it was, taken down. Still, if we go back in history, the British people were among those that celebrated when the statue of Saddam Hussein was, pulled down in Iraq and he was still alive when that event happens.
If we are going to have equality for all, then there are historical figures that we need, not to forget. Still, we do not require statues of them around the country as a reminder of their counterproductive behaviour.
Donald Trump needs to get his head examined. According to an article in the Metro newspaper, Donald Trump claims that he is the best President for Black People.
My opinion, Donald Trump is suffering from a delusion of grandeur, which make him unaware of how much the majority of Black despises him and all that he represents. Given the option of choosing between Trump and Hitler, I would select Adolf Hitler every time.
There can be no illusion that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were the worse and most disgraceful dictator of the 20th Century and yet I would rather deal with him over Trump anytime.
Donald Trump cannot seem to understand that he is the worst President that the United States has ever voted into office. The founding fathers must be turning in their graves knowing that instead of a great President is leading the country, they now have a childish, racist, incompetent and a poor excuse for a human being in the White House.
Greatness is not what you look like; it is the ability to lead effectively and carrying all citizens behind you irrespective of colour or creed. Have the ability to treat all people with respect and dignity righting wrong each time it raises its ugly head and ensuring that security forces treat citizen equally and fairly regardless of the colour of their skin.
The White House becomes ineffective when it appears that instead of a competent governing body, it is, seen as a big creche with a spoilt brat at the head of the nursery. So, Mr President please don’t kid yourself, the Black community do not like or respect you, and the sooner you understand that you may begin to stop suggesting that we do.
As we watch cities all over the US demonstrate and some turn to violence, we must ask ourselves the question, how many more Black lives must be lost before we recognise the real problem in our society.
The problem between Black people and I refuse to say African American, because they are just Americans, they should not need to be labelled. One of the reasons why Black lives as so little value. I have not heard any attachment given to White people in America; they are simply White American considering that that country belongs to Indians.
Why are White people in the US is not called European Americans, but every other race is classified, Mexican American, Native American, Irish American, Arab American, etc. It is disgraceful and one of the reasons that racism is still prevalent in the US. Some White American does not believe that any other race should be in the US, the supposed land of the free.
Police officers have been systematically murdering Black people because they are aware that there is no consequence to their actions and no one, not the local government or the federal government give a damn about the slaughtering of Black people.
The problem in the US is simply if police officer knows that should they kill anyone without good reason they are headed to prison, stop and harass citizens without probable cause, they will be fired and lose their benefits. All that is needed is for the country to put laws in place to prevent police officers from behaving like bully boys and terrorist that have their archaic actions swept under the carpet, and there are no consequences for their actions.
In this the twenty-first century, we are watching police officer murdering Black men on camera. In contrast, other police officers watched as the life of a human being was, extinguished like an animal.
Every time that Donald Trump opens his mouth, the only thing that comes out of it is stupidity and nonsense.
One would have thought that an individual that held one of the most critical jobs on the planet would know how to unite its people in a time of crisis and have the ability to empathise with its citizen when they are hurting. Instead, all that he has done is to stoke the fire of racism around the country.
A member of the police service murdered a man, he died in a manner that should never have occurred, and all that we get from this poor excuse of a President is rhetoric and idiotic behaviour.
No one who witnesses the demonstrations around the US cities and even those protest that happens in the UK and other countries would condone the looting and destruction of private property. However, the frustration of Black people reached the boiling point. How many more Black brothers, fathers, sisters, sons, daughter and other family members must die by the hands of the police before the administration effectively does something.
The vast majority of people who have lost their children to police violence have never orchestrated violence. Yet they have a President that have no idea what the world is about, blinded by his bigotry against minority people and not having the ability to lead. Using ridiculous words such as “when the looting starts the shooting start” is not only a disgusting remark but one which demonstrates how pathetic the US President is.
The man is like a child that loses their toys if social media disagree with him; suddenly, he is signing a document to control how they do their business.
I hope and pray that come November the good people of the US will vote this idiotic man out of the office and put someone in the White House who knows how to lead, hold the country together, and put America back on the world stage.
Unbelievable, the word that is being, used across the world as people across the United States demonstrate and community burn following the death of George Floyd.
There is no mistake this time that a police officer murdered a Black man in full view of the camera with many people watching as this police officer pressed his knees into the neck of George Floyd. George cried out in vain that he could not breathe and this so-called police officer just kept his knees firmly in George’s neck.
The despicable deed was so vicious and vile that even the UK was, subjected to thousands of people marching on the US Embassy to voice their frustration and anger.
A police officer is supposed to protect and serve, not act as vigilantes and systematically slaughter Black people. There have been numerous occasion where they have killed ‘Black’ men and women for no reasons. The fact that in most cases, they have gotten away with murdering people who did no wrong; in some cases, they are, killed in their homes.
In my opinion, the murder of George Floyd although an atrocity could be the straw the broke the camel’s back and could see for the first time in the US people of all races coming together to say enough is enough.
It is heart-warming to see police officers from various forces saying that the death of George in such a despicable way is not what policing people should be. Members of the White community voicing their disgust at that poor excuse of a person who called himself a police officer.
I hope that we can come together and say that George Floyd will be the last Black man to lose his life in such an unnecessary way. Police service all over the world and especially in the US will begin to tackle the inequality among their police officers who believe that murdering, harassing and treat Black people disrespectful is the norm.
The Coronavirus, according to the government, is so devastating that we are, told that the only way to curtail this virus is to stay at home, lockdown.
Despite the problem, thousands of people face every day we obey the government advice because we want to be, rid of this invisible killer. There is the individual that could not go to their loved ones who passed away because of the lockdown and in most part, we understood the reasons why.
Who made Dominic Cummings lord of the manor in that he believe that he has the right to disregard the rules of lockdown because as he said it was in the interest of his child. Does he know how many people had to ignore their family and friends because they were, ordered to stay at home?
In my opinion, if Dominic Cummings is allowed to disrespect rules that he helps to create then the one law for the rich and another for the poor comes into play. Again, the unfairness of how our world is and how the vast majority are, mistreated while the minority few are held to a different standard.
Then to top it off this article appears in the media today and it makes me feel sick, disgusted and furious. Read more https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/28/dominic-cummings-did-break-coronavirus-rules-wont-face-criminal-action-12770538/
Let me say right from the start that I do not believe everything that any Government tell me because, in my opinion, the government have a propensity to be economical with the truth.
However, is Boris Johnson right in being cautious about easing the lockdown we have in the country? Given the fact that the Prime Minister has himself recently recovered from the Coronavirus, it stands to reason that he is in a better position than most to say when he should begin to ease the lockdown.
The Prime Minister’s speech 27 April 2020, his first since he recovers from COVID 19 and resumes working. I have to say that he did make a lot of sense in that speech. It would be a travesty if he eases the lockdown too soon, and we end up with a second phase of the virus that kills more people.
Of course, the country is paying a high price economically because so many businesses have to be close. But those are things we can recover from those that are dead can never come back to us. So, while I am, fed up with the lockdown, I believe we should continue to observe the government guidelines and stay Home.
If anybody had told us a year ago that the world was going to experience a pandemic that changed the way we live our lives, we would laugh in their face.
But we were warned, five years ago, Bill Gates predicted that the world could not adequately deal with a virus such as COVID 19. The world never listens, and five years later, we are, engulfed in the biggest pandemic that most of us will ever experience in our lifetime.
The Coronavirus has changed the way that millions live their life, we are in lockdown, only allowed to go outside for shopping, exercise, medication, or if we cannot work from home.
I am terrified not of the virus but all that the government is asking us to do. Are we in a test to see how quickly governments around the world can lock countries down and contain people like a lamb to the slaughter?
When this lockdown is, removed what are our lives going to be because anyone who thinks for one moment that we will emerge from this and go back to the way we use to live our life is living in cloud cuckoo land?
Like millions of people, I am following the criteria of the government lockdown. But, I do not believe that the government is telling us the truth, and that is where my concerns are.
I find it difficult to understand why the government believe they have to be economical with the truth when they are dealing with the public. Of course, we know that there is certain information that is not in the best interest of the public to know, especially those dealing with the security of any country. However, I do feel that when it comes to COVID 19, we are not getting the whole picture.
From all the information that we are getting via the media, it would appear that the Government did not act as quickly as they should to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
I am also appalled that our frontline staff or almost running out of PPE equipment. The NHS is what we are relying on to help control and get rid of this unseen killer, and it would appear we are leaving them vulnerable.
One of the things I detest about governments is their ability to be economical with the truth. We can all agree that this disease has affected the entire world and most people, including governments, had not prepared for this pandemic.
However, when this virus started to affect China, you would have thought that our Government would be a little more proactive in ensuring that should it affect the UK we would be, prepared.
At the moment, we need to come together as one nation to defeat the Coronavirus, save lives and deal with the Government when we are back on our feet.
The hardship that this lockdown is causing is immense many people have found themselves in a situation that they would never have imagined and at the moment there is no end in sight. The nation have come together and decide to stay at home to prevent further spread of COVID 19, and for that, we should all be proud of ourselves.
I congratulate the staff of the NHS working in such a problematic situation and hope that they will be, given the PPE they need to do their jobs safely, protecting both their patients and family.