"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday Reflection

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  1. GV, given that you live in Devon, was there anything on the local news on Friday about the dance contest in Plymouth, specifically explaining why a number of boys were forced to black up? Don't believe me? Take a look at the hatstand picture here: http://durotrigan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/uncomfortable-in-their-own-skin.html

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  2. I haven't moved yet, Durotrigan - I'm still a Londoner - so can't help. I'll pop over and have a look.

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    1. Sorry GV. For some reason I thought that you'd moved down to Torbay.

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  3. False slaver memory syndrome GV. CP at work again. Left comment at D's shop.

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    1. Went over but couldn't find it - perhaps you shd have left it here as well. Any link? Yes, it's definitely CP, they shd be first up against a wall.

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    2. D must be moderating comments still.

      GV when this stuff that D pointed to heaves into view there is always a reason. My contention, based on noting the "blacking" of certain characters in Sea Shire British aboriginal culture is always tainted with a rracist angle by the MSM and prostituted accquackademics, is that there is a reason for this remaindered memory of native Irish, Welsh and English.

      The reason is slavery. I believe that one of the early Stuart Kings was petitioned by his Cornish/Devonian? subjects to protect them from seizure by Barbary, Levantine and other pirates operating out of Africa who were taking away the women and the children regularly.

      Millions of northern Europeans were snatched by the heathen's pirates.

      So today when I get any PC/CP malarky trying to make me all guilty about slavery in the Caribbean or Americas they can got stick it sideways.

      The one link you might find interesting was.

      http://mairibheag.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/five-champions.html

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    3. It looks look it's a topic for another day (see comment from Liannth, below) - it seems that in this instance it was much ado about nothing, which is a relief. The blog you linked to is great and I loved that post about mumming. Thanks :)

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  4. From a comment I've just left on the Durotrigan blog...

    "Those children weren't forced to wear black masks (and the masks weren't black anyway). They were from a special school, wanted to join in the dancing but were worried by the thought of being photographed so wanted to cover their faces. It was entirely their choice."

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    1. Thank you, Liannth. I take it you have personal knowledge of the circumstances. It just seemed so strange so it's good to know.

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