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Old 30th May 2021, 23:16   #21
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Regarding free speech and the right to insult, I believe that this man sums it up very well.



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On the day after the EU referendum, BBC interviewed two young women. They were upset about the result, citing that it was their future that really mattered and that it would be the end of student exchange schemes, hardly a hot topic during the campaign. They then launched a blistering attack on older voters, accusing them of not caring for todays youth, in effect saying that the elder generations futures were behind them, but conveniently ignoring the fact that about 80% of the over 65's took the trouble to vote, while only about a third of the 18-25 age group could be bothered to drag themselves away from social media, get off their fat backsides and turn up at the polling stations. I think its fair to assume that this low turnout figure was, in truth, because they couldn't vote on their phones.

Had the same percentage of 18-25's, who were considered far more likely to be remainers, bothered to vote, the outcome of the referendum could well have been different. So, young people, before you make derogatory, ageist comments, get you own house in in order first.
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Yes Pete, his name was nigger, and should have been left on his headstone.
I watched a programme on telly, can't honestly remember what it was but the presenter was talking to a tour guide in Ukraine. He asked about the Russian influence, the tour guide's reply was that you can't rip a page out of history. Some seem to think you can, especially if they feel uncomfortable with it.
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Yes Pete, his name was nigger, and should have been left on his headstone.
People now want to avoid that fact, but it is true that was the dog's name.
The digging up of the grave to change the headstone will not change that.

Personally, I feel that that attempt to change history is very sad.
The dog was not only Guy Gibson's but was a mascot for the squadron and held with great affection.

Many didn't return from that raid, as is true with many other conflicts.
They sacrificed their lives for freedom.

Now our freedom of speech, which is of paramount importance, is constantly undermined.

Now people are in fear of saying anything slightly wrong.
Is this controlled heavy censorship that these boys gave their blood for?
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An Elvis Costello song Olivers Army was on the radio in the week and I noticed a word had been missed out ''one more widow, one less white n****r''. Sorry I think this is crazy, when is all this craziness going to stop?

As I said I am glad I am not young.

Not forgetting John Lennon's 'Woman is the Ni**er of the World'.
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Considering how much schooling they have lost in the last year, I wonder how many students who thought it was cool to bunk off on Fridays and attend climate change protests, proudly proclaiming that they could easily make up what they were missing, now think it was such a good idea.
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Much of the inexorable change of permitted terms for long-held subjects is coming from university in-house pressure groups.

Not necessarily the elders and profs, but the newer generations of students and their ‘leaders’. The huge influx of students, usually on the more anti-everything cruise, in recent years has opened the door for the protestors to gain a captured audience. Those that object, get cancelled.

Then, because there is now a huge financial advantage in attracting even more susceptible minds, the faculties fall in line on the grounds of pseudo intellectual expansion. What a load of gobbledegook, it’s now about money so anything goes.
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People now want to avoid that fact, but it is true that was the dog's name.
The digging up of the grave to change the headstone will not change that.

Personally, I feel that that attempt to change history is very sad.
The dog was not only Guy Gibson's but was a mascot for the squadron and held with great affection.

Many didn't return from that raid, as is true with many other conflicts.
They sacrificed their lives for freedom.

Now our freedom of speech, which is of paramount importance, is constantly undermined.

Now people are in fear of saying anything slightly wrong.
Is this controlled heavy censorship that these boys gave their blood for?
As I said before - the Children’s Christmas Annual from the 1960’s uses this term openly. Also my Dad used to polish his shoes with “N***** Black Shoe Polish”.

And it is so true that attitudes change dramatically over time. Many books from authors like Nevil Shute wrote with a heavy misogynistic bias in their day. He also writes about a Doctor and Patient smoking cigarettes during a medical consultation.

Plus a favourite of mine by David Niven - “The Moons a Ballon”. In this book people who are simply out having fun and getting plastered are described as “gay”.

These days such a label describes something different entirely. And the really funny thing!!!!

The Trans Lobby wants to ban the term “Gay” because in their view you cannot have a same sex relationship - one of them has to be Trans.

What a funny world we live in....

But I suspect given a few years - the pendulum will swing back as it always does.
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Just watch any adverts on TV,then come back and tell me who the Ethnic Minority is
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