The design of some medals is keeping black people down.
Monty Python star Sir Michael Palin has joined calls to redesign one of the Queen’s honours, which he received last year, after a petition was launched claiming its insignia is ‘racist’ and ‘looks similar to George Floyd’s killing’.
The insignia for the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George – one of the Queen’s highest honours – previously featured a picture of a white angel standing on the neck of a black man.
The image, which was changed in 2011 to feature a light-skinned devil, is actually a depiction of the Archangel Michael defeating Satan.
But a petition claims it bears a resemblance to the death of George Floyd, who died in May after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost eight minutes as he was being arrested.
Sir Michael, who was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St George and St Michael in 2019 for services to travel, culture and geography, has now backed calls to change the design.
And this is the current design:
As you can see, it is still not good enough for the mob, presumably not only because of the position but also because the devil has darker hair.
An online petition calling for the redesign of the badge on the honour – founded in 1818 after the Napoleonic wars – has attracted more than 16,000 signatures.
The change.org petition, started by Tracy Reeve, says: ‘This is a highly offensive image. It is also reminiscent of the recent killing of George Floyd by the white policeman in the same manner presented here in this medal.’
Here’s the change.org petition, and here’s a picture of Tracy Reeve:
Do black lives even matter to blacks?
Bumi Thomas, a British-Nigerian activist, told The Guardian that the image on the badge was of ‘a black man in chains with a white, blue-eyed figure standing on his neck’.
She added: ‘It is literally what happened to George Floyd and what has been happening to black people for centuries under the guise of diplomatic missions – active, subliminal messaging that reinforces the conquest, subjugation and dehumanisation of people of colour.’
Sir Simon Woolley, the director of Operation Black Vote, said: ‘The original image may have been of St Michael slaying Satan, but the figure has no horns or tail and is clearly a black man.’
There’s an explanation for that, Sir Simon, and it’s that black people are demons.
In fact, black people do worse things to other blacks on a daily basis than whites ever did to blacks.
Where is this famous “white devil” they speak of? Is it inside of blacks, controlling their actions? Because it certainly isn’t anywhere in the Western world. There are no white people doing to blacks what these blacks are doing to other blacks in random images from Africa.
Black people bring small pieces of Hell anywhere they’re allowed to go, and just like women, they put the blame on others.
They should look in the mirror sometime.