King Charles III came under fire from Brexit leader Nigel Farage, who spotted him wearing a woke Black Poppy Rose lapel pin alongside the traditional red poppy to commemorate Armistice Day.
“Perhaps some won’t even notice it,” Farage said on GB News.
“But if they do, then the king has made an absolutely terrible mistake.”
Britons mark the precise moment at 11 a.m.; Britons mark the moment when an armistice brought the fighting on the Western Front of World War I to an end.
The red poppy constitutes a “symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.”
The red poppies stood out as “a notable and striking exception to the bleakness” on the battlefields in France.
Therefore, the red poppy symbolizes rare beauty amid hellish darkness.
It also represents a reminder of the horrific World War I experience.
However, the Black Poppy Rose, spored by King Charles, embodies woke and defines everyone by skin color or traits used to separate people.
Black Poppy Rose wrote Wednesday on X:
“Today King Charles III wore a Black poppy rose to honor the legacy of the contributions made by the African, Black, West Indian, Pacific Islands, and Indigenous Nations to Global Wars, inclusive of World War I and II during Remembrance Month.”
Today King Charles III wore a @Blackpoppyrose to honour the legacy of the contributions made by the African, Black, West Indian, Pacific Islands, and Indigenous Nation to Global Wars, inclusive of World War I and II during Remembrance Month.@TheTelegraph__#wewillremember pic.twitter.com/XxMkPIHuMp— BlackPoppyRose (@Blackpoppyrose) November 8, 2023
As The Western Journal reported:
Farage, who once led the Brexit Party, argued that the Black Poppy Rose has no place in a British commemoration, nor does it advance admirable goals.
“Well, on the face of it, it’s to honor black servicemen that were killed serving in the wars, who some people believe are underrepresented,” he said.
“But it also represents black people who fought against the British in a variety of wars. And it also represents a demand for reparations,” Farage said.
He noted, most importantly of all, that the red poppy already includes those whom the Black Poppy Rose keeps separate.
“The whole point of wearing the poppy, the whole point of the cenotaph [an empty tomb that symbolizes all war dead], is that it’s not about class, or race, or rank or what medals you won,” Farage said.
“It treats everybody absolutely the same, and that’s the way that it simply has to stay,” he said.
Some social media users had a similar reaction to the king’s Black Poppy Rose.
“The red poppy already represented all of you, filthy grifter,” one X user tweeted.
“The red poppy is for everyone, so this one seems racist,” another user posted.
The red poppy is for everyone, so this one seems racist.— ArchAngel 🏴☠️🏴☠️🏴☠️🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@ArchAngelMyke) November 9, 2023
We need not imagine how black veterans from the early 20th century would have felt about segregated observances.
After all, they experienced them. That fact never seems to occur to modern social justice warriors.
Or, more ominously, perhaps it does occur to them. Perhaps they prefer segregation. In fact, nothing in their behavior suggests they have any interest in real equality.
Thus, the king committed a serious error. But Farage did not necessarily blame the monarch.
Charles’ advisers, on the other hand, “should be sacked from Buckingham Palace,” Farage thundered.
Indeed, World War I gave us many unfortunate things. The Black Poppy Rose on the king’s lapel amounts to one more of them.