After two years of legal wrangling, radio-host Michael Savage is still banned from setting foot in Britain. The original ban handed down in May 2009 was explained by former Labor Home Secretary Jacqui Smith: “Coming to the U.K. is a privilege,” she said,
“[A]nd I refuse to extend that privilege to individuals who abuse our standards and values and who foster extremist views as I want them to know that they are not welcome here. Mr. Savage engages in unacceptable behavior by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred.”
The current “Conservative” British administration of David Cameron holds fast to the ban. “Your client has not provided any evidence to show that he did not commit the unacceptable behaviour that caused the decision to exclude him,” recently wrote British government spokesman Michael Atkins to Michael Savage’s attorney.
Instead of the false contrition, groveling, and confessions that Stalin, Mao and Che Guevara demanded from the subjects they accused of “thought crimes” (before murdering them), Michael Savage had sought to repudiate his listing alongside terrorists and Nazis by resorting to the tenets of Western jurisprudence and presenting evidence to the contrary.
“His bad” some might quip regarding the strategy. In today’s Britain, what’s left of the Magna Carta only works in favor of actual Islamic terrorists.
One month after insulting and banning Michael Savage in 2009, Britain opened her arms to Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida. The occasion was a celebration in London titled Cuba50, billed as “the biggest European celebration in the 50th anniversary year of the Cuban Revolution.” In London’s expansive Barbican Centre, Britain threw the continent’s biggest party commemorating fifty years of Castro’s Stalinist regime, which jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s, murdered political prisoners at a higher rate than pre-war Hitler’s, and came closest of any regime to plunging the world into nuclear war. Che’s daughter was there to promote, in her own words: “my father’s ideals, his concerns, and his ambitions. I believe that my father is a banner to the world.”
Fine. Let’s have a look at Aleida’s father’s “ambitions,” mindful that what got Michael Savage banned from Britain was his purported “fostering of extremist views” and his “hate speech.”
“Hatred is the central element of our struggle!” raved Ernesto “Che” Guevara in his 1966 Message to the Tricontinental Conference in Havana:
Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine…We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow… These hyenas [Americans] are fit only for extermination. We must keep our hatred alive and fan it to paroxysm! The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!