See the gang of buffoons in the picture directly above these words?
Much has been made of the slogans this group of young Conservatives from the University of Plymouth daubed on themselves – particularly “F*** the NHS” and the Hitler-style moustache on the man at the far left.
Owen Jones commented on it…
Oh wow. Several of these Tory activists have "🔯 JUDE" scrawled on their skin. This is straightforward vile anti-Semitism. @theresa_may has to condemn this, now, or everything she's said about anti-Semitism means nothing.
— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) October 3, 2018
… but then he also noticed the far worse examples of anti-Semitism.
The guy who wrote “Jude” on himself was invoking a particularly nasty memory of the Nazi holocaust, and one that should outrage every single Jewish person seeing it, no matter what their political leanings.
On an interesting tangent, I recently heard an interview with Paul McCartney in which he discussed the Beatles’ single Hey Jude, saying that the band had owned a clothing store at the time – due to a passing interest in fashion – and put a sign saying “Hey Jude”, to advertise the song, in the window. It resulted in outrage from members of the Jewish community as it was reminiscent of the “Juden raus” signs written in whitewashed German windows, accompanied by the Star of David.
The Star of David is, of course, visible on the bodies of several of the young Conservatives in the image. “Hitler moustache” has it on his throat, as does the man at centre rear, and the blonde woman at centre front.
Notice also that the “Jude” chap – his name is Ross Horton, it seems – is also making an offensive hand gesture.
He likes his white power signs that one!! pic.twitter.com/9u3vd2xbGg
— Karen🤷♀️😷 3.5% (@Ushka02) October 3, 2018
It’s a “White Power” sign he’s making – highly racist.
And let’s not hear any suggestions that these creeps don’t have the support and confidence of senior Conservative MPs:
Well here's Mr. "Fuck the NHS" standing beside the daftie who wrote it on his shirt. pic.twitter.com/h9vq8aOjXH
— Jason Michael (@Jeggit) October 4, 2018
This is the face of young Conservatism.
I understand the individuals in the image are facing disciplinary action by the university, and the Conservative Party itself may throw them out in a pretence of opposition to the sentiments they expressed.
But the mainstream, mass media organisations who rejoiced in broadcasting fake news about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party have nothing to say about it. Why?
We know Theresa May is a racist – we have the Windrush scandal and the “hostile environment” policy to prove it.
We know Boris Johnson is a racist – we have his comment about “piccaninnies with watermelon smiles” to prove that.
I could go through a few of the others, but you get the idea.
And nothing from their media lackeys. Perhaps they should be challenged about that. How do you fancy it?
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