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Monday, 29 June 2020

Broadstairs Anti-Racist Graffiti: It Was Me What Done It!


Just in case you hadn't already guessed, I was responsible for the  spate a graffiti in Broadstairs and Ramsgate on Saturday  night (27 June). The graffiti targeted Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council offices at Pierremont Hall , the  office of the Broadstairs Folk Week, the  Thanet Council owned Dickens Museum, the box protecting the controversial Uncle Mack memorial plaque  in Broadstairs and  2 street signs in Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

I selected the targets as they  represent the deep-rooted institutional racism of Broadstairs Town and Thanet District councils and the  Broadstairs Dickens Week and Folk Week charities  who openly support, celebrate,  and fund with public money, offensive blacked up Morris dancers, Uncle Mack’s blacked up Minstrel show memorial,  and genocidal racists such as  Charles Dickens and King Leopold of Belgium.

I am already under Police  investigation  for spray painting the protective box covering the Uncle Mack memorial following a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Broadstairs on 13 June.   I have no regrets about my actions. I will  be making no apology.  I did the right thing and would do it again if needs be. I have,  and will, co-operate fully with the Police in their investigations and will robustly defend my actions in court if I am prosecuted. 

I have been  campaigning  against, what I  believe to be the institutional racism of  the Broadstairs and Dickens and Folk week events  and the Broadstairs and Thanet councils for several years but to no avail. I have now been forced,  by the inaction,  of these organisations to take direct measures  to expose the appalling racism of our local government and some of our major charities who are  being funded by the councils. Although I live here and love the place, in my opinion Broadstairs richly deserves the epithet Racism-on-Sea.

My  actions are  nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement, of which I am a supporter, and are purely part of my  own  individual protest for which I  alone am responsible.

My actions were provoked by Broadstairs Town Council decision of 24th June to retain the Uncle Mack memorial and Thanet Council’s woefully  inadequate review of  its publicly funded racist properties and activities. 

My actions were inspired by the brave and heroic people who recently  toppled the statue  of slave owner  Edward Colston  in Bristol,  and the hundreds of thousands of people across the world who are toppling and defacing thousands of  other racist memorials and forcing their governments, through direct action such as mine,  to rename  the  streets and buildings which previously honoured and celebrated  racists.

Peaceful direct action, such as graffiti,  the destruction and defacing of offensive statues and memorials has always been, and always will be, a legitimate  part of  protest and social change and was used extensively by the suffragettes, the anti-poll tax, anti-fracking,   and climate change movements in the UK,  and national liberation struggles the world over. 

I fully support and encourage this form of political expression wherever and whenever  it is necessary, especially in my hometown which,  to its shame,  is rapidly becoming known as  Racism-On-Sea.   

Here are links to some of my previous posts



23 comments:

  1. Thank you Ian .... Brave as always xxxx

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  2. Your stand on racism is admirable, but I think it would be far more effectively if it were properly targetted at today's racists.

    https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/resources/downloads/

    Here is a link to the list of countries that are keeping black people as slaves. Can you go and graffiti their embassies as well?

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  3. What made you do that you fat cunt

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  4. Ian you total bellend.

    I'm an active anti racist campaigner (just in case no one noticed) and I find his behaviour, especially as he is a former Councillor, and as someone who previously supported some of ians campaigning, well to be Frank, immature, childish, irresponsible and down right stupid.

    Philip Cutler

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  5. You are sick in the head pillock. You must be held accountable for your stupidity. You physique speak volumes about your pathetic state of mind.

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  6. You obviously did this to provoke an angry reaction. However, the sight of a fat old grubby man scrawling barely legible grafitti can only be interpreted as a pathetic cry for attention. Good luck Ian.

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  7. well done ian - keep doing it - message from ramsgate :-)

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  8. History is not for you to rewrite or erase. I suppose you would also advocate the burning of the writings of the so called genocidal racist (how you come up with that label I would be interested to hear?) You Sir, are nothing more than a criminal and a vandal trying to enforce your perverted sense of opinion on society. How dare you call your fellow travelers ‘brave and heroic’ a label you obviously think you carry. That label is for the men and women that gave their lives so as pathetic people like you can peddle their pathetic and twisted rhetoric.

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  9. I'll bet this overweight and resentful hasn't read a single page of Dickens, if he can read at all...

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  10. Wow you're hard, right up there with Che Guevara

    Fucking moron

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  11. What a misguided fool you are. The actions of a disturbed adolescent are not really appropriate for grown men.

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  12. Well done. Dickens literary legacy must be burned on the ash heap of history. I'm glad we have people like you contributing to our vibrant culture of letters. If only everyone shared your ideals and body habitus Britain would be a much better place.

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  13. What a bellend you are - and reported to police. Popcorn time

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  14. What a fucking moron you are. There's nothing green about wanton vandalism and destruction. Why not just kill yourself and do the world a favour?

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  15. You desecrated a museum dedicated to a man who fought against the gross inequalities of his day. Way to go, idiot.

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  16. you forgot the clown outfit

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  17. Can we come round to your place & scrawl "Driver, twat" on the wall?

    Nice one, idiot, you're made Thanet more of a shit hole.

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  18. Thick, fat, ignorant, selfish and self-centred. Or a parody that's indistinguishable from reality. It's 2020, could be either.

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  19. And Dickens is racist how exactly?
    He it was who first coined the term gammon to describe angry middle aged white guys...

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  20. Disgusting behaviour of a criminal. You must be arrested.

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  21. You wanna spray that fine, you wanna post it online, stupid but fine. You wanna go to court and plead innocent wasting tax payers money and the courts time because you have posted online proof you did it, that's where I say no. Ian i have defended you for years and now you do the indefensible, you have bot only alienated yourself from most of thanet but now you're alienating yourself from people who looked up to you. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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