Wednesday, March 21, 2007


London mayor Ken Livingstone demands a long overdue apology for England's involvement in the slave trade:
Next Sunday marks the bicentenary of the abolition of one of history's greatest crimes - the transatlantic slave trade. The British government must formally apologise for it. All attempts to evade this are weasel words. Delay demeans our country.
I demand Ken's mother apologize for afflicting us with him. In lieu of an apology from mum an apology from Ken will suffice. And while apologies are being demanded, how about the Chinese government apologize for the estimated 60 million murdered by Mao and cronies? And not being totally blameless myself, I apologize for shooting Linda Parker with my BB-gun, even though I told her to move.


Anonymous nic said...

No mention of the African Chiefs who aided and abetted their countrymen into slavery then?

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he demanding a cessation of the current slave trade practiced in the Sudan and Saudi Arabia? Will he condemn the crime and demand the immediate release of those currently held?

All attempts to evade this are weasel words, Mr. Livingstone. Delay demeans humanity, sir.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Larry said...

Gee, I would've thought the abolition itself would've sufficed, without even mentioning the many decades the Royal Navy (ably assisted in some small way by the then-tiny US Navy for many of those years) actively worked to suppress the slave trade out of Africa. Those who are most offended by bits of history seem not to know much of that history.

12:25 AM  

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