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Old 30th May 2021, 14:40   #11
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I agree with much which has been said above.

Slightly different, but down to what was acceptable and what isn't now.

Me and my wife the other evening watched E.T. the extra terrestrial.
A classic children's sci-fi film. What could possibly be wrong by today's standards in that you might ask? Well. The part where Elliot has to be collected from school and the mum leaves her 5 year old daughter at home saying "You will be OK, wont you?"

Yes, it's a film. Yes it's fantasy.
But today even film makers have to be careful not to show things like this in movies.

We live in strange times. People get offended by what you have in your sandwich let alone political views.

goodness knows what they would make of the name of the Black Labrador in the film the Battle of Britain, I understand his name has also been removed from the memorial. Should I be saying what the dogs name was, you probably know, would I be breaking a rule by adding his name?


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Old 30th May 2021, 14:53   #12
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Exactly. What a load of cobblers as we used to be able to say. One of my favourite first books (circa 1950) was Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. The lady would by now suffer a death similar to Joan of Arc. Never mind Uncle Tom's Cabin, my second literary adventure and much enjoyed about how 'foreigners' lived.

How long before the Jolly Roger is banned for abusive calling out of revellers after a party? What would self-respecting Pirates think?

It's about time these idle activists got a life of their own and woke up.
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Old 30th May 2021, 15:07   #13
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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.
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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.
I am an avid collector of books and I have a Rupert Annual from the late 1950’s where there is a story “Rupert meets a Darkie”. It’s set in the jungle and sure enough Rupert meets a caricature straight out of the Black and White Minstrel Show with the additions of a bone in the hair.

From the same era - a children’s Christmas Annual has a two page spread of a song to “Ten Green Bottles” - but the words and the cartoons are Ten little n**** boys try to cross the road” with a good road safety message albeit shown in a way that by today’s standards are highly offensive.

What I don’t want is such books being burnt or statues destroyed because a minority want to re-write history.

I find that equally offensive.

Only a few years ago there was an outcry about the Taliban destroying historical artefacts because they portrayed a different truth to the one the Taliban wanted told.

Now we have the same bigotry on our streets. It’s about time we stopped this woke nonsense.

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For me, the most distressing thing about all this nonsense is not what some immature or elderly Uni bod preaches. It's more the blackmail used to threaten funding of public bodies so that they are forced to 'take a view' from a false perspective or risk an online hate torrent.

Or at best 'cancelling' for something somebody else doesn't like. The Police, teaching at all levels and Sport, and using the already overused 'mental health' bandwagon, are all victims who have to decide to pass the imposed false dogma on to their members and employees. A prime and controversial example? Taking a knee, started by US fanatics and copied everywhere. The medium that promulgates this aberration? Answers on a stamp.
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goodness knows what they would make of the name of the Black Labrador in the film the Battle of Britain, I understand his name has also been removed from the memorial. Should I be saying what the dogs name was, you probably know, would I be breaking a rule by adding his name?


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I think you mean Guy Gibsons dog in The Dambusters?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg-Ycc-yKqY

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Old 30th May 2021, 19:42   #18
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My neighbour’s two children have joke books and always tell me a new joke every time I see them, they’re aged only six and eight. They also have books they use to spot items on a car journey and they’ve to tick them off.
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My 2 are 17 and 22, the 22 year old is my daughter and finds some things funny that I find amusing, but I can't see the funny side of things she finds hilarious. The son is the same although he's more on my wavelength with things than the daughter is.
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I think you mean Guy Gibsons dog in The Dambusters?

Yes Pete, his name was nigger, and should have been left on his headstone.
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