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6/11/2017

Scoring Political Points Off Dead Victims Of Terrorist Attack Is Obscene

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 2:12 pm

[guest post by Dana]

London police chief Cressida Dick in an interview just one week after the London Bridge terror attack which left eight dead:

The commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of London’s unique makeup.

“It’s desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who’s British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish,” Cressida Dick told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.

“In terms of our witnesses that we’ve spoken to so far, out of the 300-odd people, there are about 20 different countries of origin. And the London British population comes from all kinds of backgrounds and every kind of faith and ethnicity.”

She said longtime Londoners value this international aspect of the British capital.

“We believe of course that that’s what makes our city so great,” she said. “It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”

Not “desperately sad and poignant” to me, but instead I find it rather obscene that the London police chief would to try to score political points by standing on the dead bodies of eight innocent individuals who were much, much more than their collective diversity. Frankly, I really don’t care about their diversity, because to reduce them to this simple metric is to ignore their unique individuality and that which made them so terribly precious to their families who grieve. I’m wholly disgusted to see that in the aftermath of such a horrific event, the commissioner reveals herself to be an opportunistic whore.

Note: Suffice it to say when talking about diversity, cultural diversity is ignored by its cherry-picking proponents. But then you already knew that.

–Dana

10 Comments »

  1. I imagine that I were the mother, father, son or daughter of one of the victims and drowning in a dark well of disbelief and indescribable grief, I am gutted all over again by such insensitivity and dismissal of *who* my loved one was in this life.

    Comment by Dana — 6/11/2017 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Well said, Dana.

    I think the police chief’s surname is quite appropriate. This is indeed political grandstanding atop corpses.

    This reminds me of Hillary Clinton blaming a video while literally with the families and the caskets of our Benghazi dead – when she already knew that was a lie.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 6/11/2017 @ 8:48 pm

  3. Right on! It’s only permissible to try and score points on dead bodies when bashing Islam or “the left”!

    Comment by bacchys — 6/11/2017 @ 11:49 pm

  4. Amen Dana, amen

    Comment by EPWJ — 6/12/2017 @ 12:15 pm

  5. Speaking of diversity, is this story true that Trump is fast-tracking Iranian and other foreign refugees’ entry into America?

    Comment by DRJ — 6/12/2017 @ 1:13 pm

  6. Immigration and national security are my big issues. I care about a lot of issues but those are the big ones for me. Apparently Trump is Obama on those issues.

    Comment by DRJ — 6/12/2017 @ 1:15 pm

  7. Respectfully, Dana:

    > reveals herself to be an opportunistic whore

    really? *whore*? as an insult thrown around in response to something which has nothing to do with her sex life?

    Comment by aphrael — 6/12/2017 @ 3:20 pm

  8. aphrael,

    As I don’t use such terms lightly, consider it evidence of just how utterly reprehensible I find her behavior.

    Comment by Dana — 6/12/2017 @ 7:57 pm

  9. Sure; you find her behavior utterly reprehensible. I object to the insult you chose to use even so.

    Comment by aphrael — 6/13/2017 @ 12:59 pm

  10. Dame? She’s a CBE. 😉

    Comment by nk — 6/13/2017 @ 6:49 pm

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