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Charles Dickens museum in Kent vandalised by ex-Green councillor decrying author 'racist'
Express ^ | 6/30/2020 | BRIAN MCGLEENON

Posted on 06/29/2020 11:11:15 PM PDT by Borges

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a former Green Party councillor has daubed the Charles Dickens museum with the words "Dickens Racist, Dickens Racist". that he will make "no apology" for what he has done because the author was a "notorious genocidal racist". Ian Driver from Kent, said he will make "no apology" for what he has done because the author was a "notorious genocidal racist".

Mr Driver cited the famous character of Fagin in Oliver Twist as being an anti-Semitic stereotype.

The words were daubed on The Dickens House Museum in Broadstairs, Kent.

But, father of three Mr Driver told how he perceived this area of Kent to have an underbelly of racism.

Mr Driver said today: "I have been campaigning for quite a long time about what I regard to be institutional racism in Thanet and Broadstairs in particular.

anything about it.

"I think it is quite demeaning towards black people and there is no justification for it.

"But after the Black Lives Matter protests and seeing people learn their local history like the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, I decided to do some digging into my hometown of 12 years.

"Charles Dickens is celebrated in Broadstairs like a local hero and money maker just because he wrote a few books here.

"In reality, he was a notorious genocidal racist and should be depicted as such.

"That's the real Dickens."

The former councillor explained how Charles Dickens was an enthusiastic supporter of British Imperialism.

He said: "He supported the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica in 1865.

"He also supported the suppression of the Indian rebellion in 1857 saying their race should be wiped out and also referred to black and Asian people as savages.

"There is no defending him yet there is a whole museum dedicated to him on my doorstep with no mention of his other life as a racist.

"The National Portrait Gallery even has a few paragraphs explaining this other side of history.

"I think it's important to get both sides and a balanced view."


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1 posted on 06/29/2020 11:11:15 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Mr Driver said he had no regrets for what he did.

He announced on his blog that he would be making, “no apology”.

On his blog he added: “I will go to court and fight my case.

“If I had my way, the museum would be shut down.

“The council is not listening and has no intention of addressing these issues.

“I believe that Broadstairs is Racism-on-Sea.

“The Black Lives Matter campaign is uncovering history we shouldn’t be celebrating.

“Some of the things these people said and did would be appalling even in their own times, it’s not just outdated views.”


2 posted on 06/29/2020 11:11:46 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

“Ian Driver from Kent”

Sounds like the beginning of a limerick.


3 posted on 06/29/2020 11:15:47 PM PDT by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: Borges

Fanatic.


4 posted on 06/29/2020 11:18:16 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Borges

The marxists would be OK with that too... they are trying to utterly destroy western culture and they’re not really as selective about it as some think.


5 posted on 06/29/2020 11:18:35 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Borges

Poor Tiny Tim, what will become of him now?


6 posted on 06/29/2020 11:20:54 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Borges
“He supported the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica in 1865.

No you dimwit, Dickens supported Gov Eyre in his very draconian suppression of the Morant Bay unpleasantness,

7 posted on 06/29/2020 11:22:59 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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These triggered Marxists truly deserve an ass-kicking.


8 posted on 06/29/2020 11:23:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: Raycpa

Britain is finished. What the Nazis failed to achieve is now being carried out by the British elite.

PDJT should announce a travel boycott of Britain and convey his regrets to the Queen. Reason: unsafe destination for Americans.


9 posted on 06/29/2020 11:24:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Pres. Trump doesn't wear glasses. That's because he's got 2020.")
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To: Borges
As much as I love Dickens' works, is as much as I revile the man!

What this present day idiot doesn't know is that Dickens was "WOKE", writ large, before such a stupid word/idea came into being! He was a product of his own time, yet soooooooooo far left that he was "down with the struggle", a pompous ass who courted publicity for his own "wokeness" and a lousy husband ( being an adulterer was only part of it...he also had a thing for his sister-in-law...though it was unfullfilled as far as I know ) and a worst father!

The who anti-Semitic thing, vis-a-vis Fagan is a canard, since Fagan and his boys were actually fashioned after a well know criminal and his band of child thieves and prostitutes that he ran in London, at that time.

10 posted on 06/29/2020 11:33:17 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Dickens advocated that charity be personal not government compelled.


11 posted on 06/29/2020 11:36:57 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

He was a Marxist before Marx, yet that’s not enough to avoid being cancelled.


12 posted on 06/29/2020 11:37:20 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

He was absolutely not.


13 posted on 06/29/2020 11:37:59 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Raycpa

I gotta agree.

I also think Santa is a racist ####. Never see black elves.

Easter Bunny...who paints eggs black..no one...why not?

Big Bird..an insult to the yellow man...

Charlie Brown..hell I think there was only one black kid out of the whole group

Ditto for The Jetsons

We need to rethink everything we thought we knew about racism.


14 posted on 06/29/2020 11:38:06 PM PDT by dp0622 (The very future of the Republic is at stake. dems will do ANYTHING to win.)
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To: Borges

Mad Mo’s Koran refers to Jews as apes and pigs. Let’s see this idiot take on a mosque, seeing he finds Dickens to be an antisemite


15 posted on 06/29/2020 11:38:16 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: Mr. N. Wolfe

Ian Driver from Kent
Complained until he was spent
With small expectations
He slandered relations
And so to hell he was sent


16 posted on 06/29/2020 11:45:28 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: Borges

Funny how these guys have nothing to say about the present day slave trade.


17 posted on 06/29/2020 11:46:15 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mr. N. Wolfe

“Sounds like the beginning of a limerick.”

Ian Driver from Kent
Whose reasoning got up and went


18 posted on 06/29/2020 11:46:30 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: Hieronymus

I like it.


19 posted on 06/29/2020 11:47:00 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: Borges
No, not exactly; you are somewhat confused about that.

His father had been in Debtor's Prison, which is why he railed about those as well as the work houses and how they were run; however, he was all for a damned WELFARE STATE and worse.

Was he correct about some of the problems he wrote about? Yes, he was; however, his solutions were NOT what most of us would agree with and more Marxist than you seem to realize. And he was NOT a very nice person, whom even his friends admitted.

20 posted on 06/29/2020 11:50:50 PM PDT by nopardons
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