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Twitter Reacts to UK Foreign Minister Thinking that Kneeling for Black Lives Matter is from 'Game of Thrones'

By Petr Knava | Social Media | June 18, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | June 18, 2020 |


Truly we live in extraordinary times. Here is the UK’s foreign minister, one Dominic Raab, saying that he wouldn’t take the knee in support of Black Lives Matter—because, no, the only times this manly man will take a knee is that one time he proposed to his wife, and also when the Queen needs it—as well as musing on the apparent negative connotations of the gesture: That it is a symbol of ‘subjugation’ and ‘subordination’ (presumably to the almighty structures of Black supremacy that run the world), and that it sounds like it came from Game of Thrones. Twitter couldn’t quite believe it either:

Anywhooooo, Raab also voted for airstrikes on Syria, on Iraq, and for a no-fly zone in Libya, as well as for the military occupation of Afghanistan; he voted for the bedroom tax, against raising welfare, against supporting those with long-term illness or disability with welfare, against creating guaranteed jobs for young people who have long-term trouble finding a job, against raising income tax for high earners, against taxing bankers’ bonuses or banks in general, against a mansion tax, and he was for legislation that would clamp down even further on trade unions, for reducing capital gains tax and corporation tax, and for expanding private provision within the NHS. Quality stuff. Happy Thursday.

Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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