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, “and 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 Gov. 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 work s 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 anyone 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.”
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.