Ignorant Tory Raab says taking a knee is from Game of Thrones and a symbol of subjugation

Foreign Secretary clueless about origin of Black Lives Matter protest – and would not take a knee

It’s not the first time Dominic Raab has demonstrated his cluelessness – the Foreign Secretary once admitted to his surprise when he found out Dover was a major crossing point for UK exports, called UK workers the ‘worst idlers’ in the world before advertising a job for an assistant to work for nothing and was previously given government responsibility for housing in spite of having voted against making homes fit for human habitation.

But it is one of the worst.

Asked on Talk Radio this morning whether he would ‘take a knee’ in support of black people if asked, Raab claimed he can understand black people’s sense of frustration – but then rambled out his ignorance, suggesting that the gesture originated in the television series Game of Thrones – and that it is “a symbol of subjugation and subordination”:

As Foreign Secretary, you’d think he’d at least have an inkling of taking a knee’s origins in protest at standing for the national anthem of a racism- and police brutality-blighted US. Raab then made clear that he would not take a knee – except for the queen and when proposing to his wife.

With this level of ignorance, black people could be forgiven for wondering whether Raab even knows who George Floyd is or for suspecting he’s asking himself what all the fuss is about.

It’s so bad, it’s hard to imagine he really said it. But he did.

Just appalling.

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    1. Oh, I see ur back to posting first again! Within five minutes this time! Keep up the good work!!

    1. Yep, now signpost is gone (Cod Rest His Soul), Steve can take up his post again (pun intended!) as the first poster on here the majority of the time. Short and sweet of course, so as to make sure no-one gets in before him!

      Anyway, we missed you Steve…… where were you? Funny thing is that I have about fifty or sixty tabs open on the page I’m on now, about twenty or more of which are skwawkbox articles (I always restore my previous session when I turn on my laptop), and several hours ago I was going through them looking for something in particular, and the first one I clicked on just happened to be the one in which signpost responded to ‘Justin’ in record time, whereupon I wound signpost up about it, and then several weeks later – just for the record (having opened the tab/thread again) – responded to a comment that ‘Justin’ had posted, and when I was looking through the comments earlier I saw that YOU had posted a Reply, in a manner of speaking, to ME. And just fifteen minutes after I posted it! So how did you know that I had posted a comment on a thread from three weeks or so beforehand Steve – ie three weeks or so AFTER Skwawkbox posted the article?

      For anyone who wants to see what I’m talking about, here’s a link to ‘Justin’s’ comment (at the top of the comments), followed by signpost’s reply (you don’t have to read it!), and then my wind up, and so on.

      Within fifteen minutes in an article posted three weeks before!! Now how on earth did you know that I had just posted a comment on there???


      1. Allan – If you are too dumb to work that one out for yourself then that’s your problem, not mine.

      2. “Fifty or sixty tabs open” seems a bit obsessive Allan.
        The only reason I can think of that anyone would repeatedly complain about someone else ‘beating them to the draw’ is that they wanted their own comment to be at the head of the page.
        Why would anyone care about that Allan?
        Is it because first to post often gets most ‘likes’? If so I’d suggest that’s a bit obsessive too – and it doesn’t actually reflect any genuinely deserved credit on the commenter – it reflects more on the lack of discrimination of ‘a certain section’ of the readerhip if you think about it.
        ‘A certain section’ of the people ‘liked’ the Tories last year – that doesn’t make BloJob the best possible leader the UK could have, it just proves how indiscriminate ‘a certain section’ is.
        RH and Bubber get ‘likes’ – does that make them right about Covid or anything else? Of course not.
        Ignore the likes – they’re meaningless and lusting after such trivial approval is a bit needy.

      3. Oh, I see that McNiven joined in again, predictably, pretending to miss the point I was making in relation to Steve H – ie that he’s a shill. And needless to say, Steve H doesn’t explain how he came to know that I had posted a comment in a thread from three weeks before AND post a Reply within fifteen minutes!

  1. What can I say about Dominic Raab? He’s a sociopathic Tory and he’s got book shelves full of Christmas crackers.

  2. IF Boris Johnson in his restaurant-smashing days referred to fellow Bullingdon Cluber George Osborne as ‘Oik’, I wonder what he refers to feckless f*ckwit Dominic Raab as.

  3. So isn’t taking the knee to a Royal subjugation and subordination?
    Rabid Right Wing Twit!

  4. Back to the subject. Much as it pains me, Raab is actually right. In western culture, bending the knee to an individual or a group is a seen as a clear indication of subjugation. Obviously it’s for individuals to decide if they want to do this, I personally never would.

  5. Black Lives Matter originated in South Africa with the taking down of Rhode’s statue at the University of Cape Town about four years ago now.

    1. In the summer of 2013, after George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the movement began with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. The movement was co-founded by three black community organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Garza, Cullors and Tometi met through “Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity” (BOLD), a national organization that trains community organizers. They began to question how they were going to respond to what they saw as the devaluation of black lives after Zimmerman’s acquittal. Garza wrote a Facebook post titled “A Love Note to Black People” in which she said: “Our Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter”. Cullors replied: “#BlackLivesMatter”. Tometi then added her support, and Black Lives Matter was born as an online campaign

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