Sad but Not Surprising: Professors, Politicians and The New York Times Speak Ill of the Queen and Her Legacy
Posted: Sep 09, 2022 10:15 AM
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Editor’s note: This article includes tweets containing vulgar language.
Even before Queen Elizabeth II was officially confirmed dead, her haters were dancing on her grave. We’re not just talking random Twitter users, but a verified professor, Uju Anya of Carnegie Mellon, as our friends at Twitchy highlighted throughout Thursday. While many current and former world leaders, including from the United States, have sent their condolences, those Australian politician Mehreen Faruqi’s rang hollow, as she brought up colonization in a tweet, and then restricted replies.
Condolences to those who knew the Queen.
I cannot mourn the leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples.
We are reminded of the urgency of Treaty with First Nations, justice & reparations for British colonies & becoming a republic.
— Mehreen Faruqi (@MehreenFaruqi) September 9, 2022
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Now I’m no fan of the British “royalty” or their system of Gooferment, but we here in the USA have our own problems.
Whatever you can say about the Brits, they are polite. And, in polite company, one never speaks ill of the dead.
Sounds like Professor Faruqi is getting her 15 minutes of fame at the Queen’s expense.
Where has the Professor been hiding these comments before the Queen’s death?
And why restrict replies?
Time for everyone to turn away from “hate speech” and face our problems. No one is perfect, but as “leaders” go, she was a pretty classy lady.