Exploiting Lee Rigby’s Death – A Brief Guide

  • Jingoists, with the strange idea that being randomly murdered is heroic.
  • Racist/fascist bigots,  delighted at the recruitment opportunity (which will probably not be very effective in the medium term because they are too stupid and violent).
  • Authoritarians like Theresa May, who want The Snoopers Charter even though such murders are older than the abacus.
  • 24/7 and print media who adore having something to fixate on. They’ve milked this as much as a child abduction/murder – the beheading motif helped.
  • “Muslim” hate mongers, smirking as they dodge questions and go on about how awful the UK are in foreign policy, as if that makes hacking someone random to death not such a bad thing.
  • People who theorise about conspiracies, using the usual tactic of conflating weak supposition with virtually cast iron certainty.

Thanks though to the many whose commentary hasn’t fitted into the above categories.


About watermelonbloke

Policital / community activist (community, mutual aid, environment, animal rights, activist support, anti racism, anti corporate, anti cuts, things like that) In and out of context of above stuff: Green Party activist - on committee of north west regional party (note: This is NOT a party or party plugging blog. I have not been a candidate for 4 years and don't anticipate being one in at least the next 4) Musician - Plenty of of pro experience, mostly jazz and folk but rock / pop / soul etc all fine and groovy, just tell me the tune and I'd hope to be up and running on minimum fuss. Piano, accordian, vox. Teacher - about 16 years in schools, FE, Adult Ed, private tuition, workshops etc. Qualified in music but lots of random subjects done in supply.
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