The Racism Of Michael And George

17
1203

Just think how hard we’re going to have to work to truly cleanse our society of the stains of racist iconography. An example being that the insignia of the Order of St Micheal and St George is racist. Yep, and angel stamping on the neck of Lucifer is just too, too, close to what happened to George Floyd to beallowable:

This award is used to honour individuals who have rendered important services in relation to Commonwealth or foreign nations. People are appointed to the Order rather than awarded it. British Ambassadors to foreign nations are regularly appointed as KCMGs or CMGs.

The image on the Honorary Knights/Dames Commander (KCMG/DCMG) star is a white skinned angel stood on the head/neck of a black skinned devil.

This is a highly offensive image, it is also reminiscent of the recent murder of George Floyd by the white policeman in the same manner presented here in this medal.

In the orders of chivalry Michael and George is the one usually handed out for efforts in the diplomatic corps. We might, unkindly, suggest that the imagery is therefore appropriate in this sense being complained about. Getting one up on Johnny Foreigner rather being the point of the enterprise.

The correct answer though is that there’s no requirement to accept any of these gongs, if and when they’re offered. So, don’t like it, don’t accept it. And there’s the end to the matter.

17
Leave a Reply

avatar
9 Comment threads
8 Thread replies
23 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
12 Comment authors
SpikeMichael van der RietJannerJohn Bjgh Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Sam Vara
Guest
Sam Vara

Unfortunately, the most salient feature of the demon is the huge pair of green scaly wings, which not even career criminals in the States are equipped with yet.

Bernie G.
Guest
Bernie G.

Ouch. Would imagine if you painted/engraved this sort of image in the current climate and posted it online, plod would be banging on the door within the hour.

Spike
Guest
Spike

No, these days, he would be helping spray-paint the door (like the doors of several Boston city councillors who just passed an annual budget maintaining police funding).

Martin Sewell
Guest
Michael van der Riet
Guest
Michael van der Riet

A very cool post. It’s one thing to interpret a topic accurately, and another to put it in a few words that stick in the reader’s mind. The quality at HD tends to be rather patchy, but I will look out for more of your work.

Spike
Guest
Spike

Of course, we don’t know it was “murder.” Coked-up Floyd resisted arrest and gave a “claustrophobia” excuse for not entering the police cruiser. Chauvin restrained him (apparently in accord with policy) until backup arrived, Floyd making another health complaint that turned out to be true. This might not even be manslaughter, which in any case is for the jury not the mob. We also still don’t know that Floyd’s skin color was a factor.

Barks
Guest
Barks

Died while in custody, suffering severe cardio and respiratory disease along with lethal drugs.

Spike
Guest
Spike

The family has purchased a second opinion, from a doctor with a history of providing facts-to-order, that the police restraint was the cause of death. (And, per CDC policy, it is really a Covid-19 death.)

Michael van der Riet
Guest
Michael van der Riet

Chauvin screwed up big time. Even if it had not resulted in death, and it seems probable that this is a commonly used form of restraint, his hold was brutal and painful and inflicted in a sadistic state of mind. The difference between the good guys and the bad guys is that the bad guys pass counterfeit bills and the good guys continue to treat every suspect with respect.

Spike
Guest
Spike

Maybe because Chauvin and his victim knew one another, and Chauvin already had 18 complaints filed against him. He was a bad guy, so was his victim. Public-employee unions protect bad guys; good guys don’t need them.

asiaseen
Guest
asiaseen

Can you imagine anyone in that line of business refusing a Kindly Call Me God or its lesser incarnation

MrYan
Guest
MrYan

Seems that it’s not even a problem anymore:

“Cabinet Office say the design was changed in 2011 to a light-skinned devil”

Edward Lud
Guest
Edward Lud

What if I self-identity as a light-skinned devil?

jgh
Guest
jgh

I *am* a light-skinned devil. I’m jijeung gweilo to most of my family.

John B
Guest
John B

Speaking of Orders… Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense…. motto of the Order of Knights of the Garter.

Evil be who evil thinks. It takes an evil mind to find evil where ever they look. That sums up the whole Wokeratti and Blank Little Minds brigade.

Spike
Guest
Spike

Quite. Take the polls of the large number of African-Americans who “encounter racism every day.” Out here in the woods, every day we experience friction dealing with other humans and have our plans thwarted. We simply don’t shelter in the easy excuse that everyone takes one look at me and hates me. Suddenly no Systemic Racism.

Janner
Guest
Janner

‘Taking the knee’ is reminiscent of Floyd’s demise. Why ain’t it banned? Can imagine jokes after work in a cop bar, ‘so then I got him under my knee like this. Shit was pink!’