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London Mayor Busts Out Crying Over Slavery

Perhaps Mr. Ken Livingstone misunderstood:


Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is overcome with emotion as he delivers his speech during a ceremony calling for an annual memorial day to remember the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in London Thursday Aug. 23, 2007. Standing with U.S. civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, Livingstone wiped tears from his eyes and wagged an accusing finger at his city’s skyline, apologizing for the capital’s role in the slave trade. Livingstone said London and the corporations it hosted were tainted by the trade and its profits.

He may have thought that Mr. Jackson said "breakdown" instead of "shakedown."

Of course the “Slave Trade 2007 Bicentennial” should be a celebration of the UK outlawing the trading in slaves with the Slave Trade Act of 1807.

Britain’s navy then tried valiantly to end the international slave trade — oftentimes at the point of a gun.

But never mind all that.

There is white guilt to exploit.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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