The British Speech That Instilled Fear In People Of Colour

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Enoch Powell (1912–1998)

A full professor of ancient Greek at just 25, wow!!! That's Enoch Powell, who served in staff and intelligence during World War II and rose to the rank of brigadier in his early thirties. He worked as a politician, classical scholar, philologist and poet. Certainly multi-talented. He's born on 16 June 1912 and died on 8 February 1998.

On April 20, 1968, Enoch Powell gave a speech known as The Rivers of Blood, at the Conservative Political Centre, Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

The Rivers of Blood:

The speech criticised mass migration and the Race Relations Act 1968, which made it illegal to deny housing, employment, or public services on the basis of race, ethnic or national origins. Only one person voiced a sign of annoyance at the speech – other than that, no hostility emerged from the audience.

On 5 August 1976, visibly intoxicated Eric Clapton provoked an uproar when he voiced his support for the speech. Clapton said "Keep Britain white!" and expressed his fear that Britain was in danger of becoming a "black colony". According to actor and comedian of Indian origin, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Enoch Powell instilled fear in Britons of Indian origin.

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Enoch Powell was a awful spectre of hate in Britain. The River of Blood speech encouraged the far right nonsense that will still have to deal with at times in the UK.

Martin Luther King Jr.:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.

Enoch Powell showed to his audience a path different from that of Martin Luther King Jr. – Powell should have used his talents to engender love among humanity.

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@rightscomet So glad you made this post, it is so relevant right now! Many of these brainwashed liberals think he was full of hate. Opposite. He was full of love and wisdom for his people and his people's heritage. And something dearly missed today, he actually had courage enough to speak loudly for it! As all these so called 'liberals' put their country, history, women, children, lifestyle, values, EVERYTHING up for auction for their own egos, for refugees, for the "disenfranchised" to seem righteous, to seem GOOD but Look at London today! Sadiq Khan is turning London into a police state that harbors refugees, implementing knife control... destroying the cultural and historic legal fabric of the West! Sad that Europe is losing it's identity from these mass migrations orchestrated by the elitists to cause unrest, war and to strip humans of their rights. Unfortunately, he was dead right and you're in denial if you can't see it... White people are losing their country's everywhere we look, just today there was a massive open borders march in Germany... Finally they're fighting back..
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Thank you for the post. May your soul rest in peace, Enoch! We are grateful for the life you lived and the groundwork you laid, you will not be forgotten.