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  • Scoobos
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    To OP

    It's burning books innit?

    If you try and "delete the past" you risk, over time, deleting the progress .

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  • darmstadt
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    Jobs: Unwoke HR | The job board for unwoke companies.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
    Hiding underneath your poorly-constructed sentence is a ridiculous falsehood.

    probably

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  • Old Greg
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    It is WTFH the granuaid's rep on UK everything is the fault of some right wing conspiracy. Even when it isn't.
    Hiding underneath your poorly-constructed sentence is a ridiculous falsehood.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    You debate and vote using your local MP and frameworks in place. Like anything you would like to change.

    Can't believe I'm even trying to argue this point, mob rule is bad in every way.

    It is WTFH the granuaid's rep on UK everything is the fault of some right wing conspiracy. Even when it isn't.

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  • woohoo
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    I'm happy to agree to voting and debating, but do you expect a mob will accept differing viewpoints if DC tells them they are not allowed to? Given the mob that were "protecting" statues turned out to be louder and more violent than others, what is the solution to that?

    Who gets to debate & vote? Is it those who live in the area, or the whole country?
    You debate and vote using your local MP and frameworks in place. Like anything you would like to change.

    Can't believe I'm even trying to argue this point, mob rule is bad in every way.

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  • Old Greg
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
    I remember mine, it was all about rotational farming and such luminaries as Jethro Tull and Uriah Heep. I believe we might have covered the crusades and I remember a lot of boring crap about the Middle Ages and I recall asking if we could, you know, have something a little bit more modern, some thing the 20th century I got told to shut up. Decided to drop history for the next year and take up sewing, much more useful...
    I remember a completely mad retired (British) Indian army officer, who only cared about military history. We got a great education in the military formations of the Peninsula War and the Torres Vedras fortification system, but no insight whatsoever as to what it was all about.

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    It used to, back in the day.

    Though history O level stopped in 1914, having started in 1760.
    I remember mine, it was all about rotational farming and such luminaries as Jethro Tull and Uriah Heep. I believe we might have covered the crusades and I remember a lot of boring crap about the Middle Ages and I recall asking if we could, you know, have something a little bit more modern, some thing the 20th century I got told to shut up. Decided to drop history for the next year and take up sewing, much more useful...

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I'm inclined to agree...IF the education system covered more in its history classes than WWII.
    It used to, back in the day.

    Though history O level stopped in 1914, having started in 1760.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    I disagree, I have no problem with people debating and voting about which statues should be removed. ...

    Things change, I get it. But I don't think the loud mob should always hold sway over the quiet majority.
    I'm happy to agree to voting and debating, but do you expect a mob will accept differing viewpoints if DC tells them they are not allowed to? Given the mob that were "protecting" statues turned out to be louder and more violent than others, what is the solution to that?

    Who gets to debate & vote? Is it those who live in the area, or the whole country?

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  • woohoo
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    Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
    Immoveable, like a statue.
    I was trying to think of joke that involved a crowd pulling me off - couldnt make it work.

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  • Zigenare
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    I don't think we should put up statues just to prove that slavery was a world wide thing and not something specific to white people.

    I think we should teach the truth of the past along with it's nuances and in context. Would love for kids to be taught critical and logical thinking, so at least they could challenge what they are being taught. Saying that as a kid at school I just wanted to do fun things and history was boring - so perhaps not my subject.

    Anyway, toppling statues bad, reasoned thought and actions good. That's where i stand.
    Immoveable, like a statue.

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  • woohoo
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    Sorry meant to be little sarcastic because the story currently being told is a lie by omission. It is in some areas being used to support a Marxist movement that most normal people regardless of colour would not recognise as acceptable.
    Sorry just read the article. Surprised to see anything that reasonable and balanced in the NY Times.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    I don't think we should put up statues just to prove that slavery was a world wide thing and not something specific to white people.

    I think we should teach the truth of the past along with it's nuances and in context. Would love for kids to be taught critical and logical thinking, so at least they could challenge what they are being taught. Saying that as a kid at school I just wanted to do fun things and history was boring - so perhaps not my subject.

    Anyway, toppling statues bad, reasoned thought and actions good. That's where i stand.

    Sorry meant to be little sarcastic because the story currently being told is a lie by omission. It is in some areas being used to support a Marxist movement that most normal people regardless of colour would not recognise as acceptable.

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  • woohoo
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    Originally posted by vetran View Post
    Maybe we should instead put up statues of the slave suppliers in Bristol?

    Or we could all decide it was a tulip period and we are glad it is behind us.
    I don't think we should put up statues just to prove that slavery was a world wide thing and not something specific to white people.

    I think we should teach the truth of the past along with it's nuances and in context. Would love for kids to be taught critical and logical thinking, so at least they could challenge what they are being taught. Saying that as a kid at school I just wanted to do fun things and history was boring - so perhaps not my subject.

    Anyway, toppling statues bad, reasoned thought and actions good. That's where i stand.

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