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  1. Cerne

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    It makes for good news (and in turn, higher view rates and advertising profits). Peaceful protests aren't really worth covering. The violent stuff is just more likely to get covered due to the media needing to make money. They do this crap in the US as well. 95% of the BLM protests are peaceful but the right wing media only covers the ones that turn violent. The left wing media does this in return and constantly brings up the capitol riots (and I'm sure they leave out 99% of the peaceful conservative protests). The media can't be trusted, they are just tabloid garbage.
     
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    To quote Spanish Philosopher George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
     
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    Oeps 1919....., that's a long time ago, most likely a slip of the pen of course. Instead of Amsterdam a better choice should have been Rotterdam, I can assure you, my home town he, he.
     
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    It's time we just let AI do the research for us and tell us the truth, but them someone will come with an AI to modify the dataset and change the truth to mess with original AI learning models. One man's truth is another man's lie.
     
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    Said with such passion I can only admire your stance.
     
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    Anarchism has a venerated place at least in my heart, Syndaclism too, John, Valley boy you see, from stock that fought back. Brits have always been so comfy with their settled views. Westmonster and all that. Takes a dirty annoying Celt gypo to point that out. I wouldn’t trust em as far as I could kick em. And as long as I have breath in my body I will say “Nay”.

    see you on the barricades babe, see you when the lights go low Joe.

    cheers,

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    Nice answer John! Found myself nodding along as I read it.
    Let’s not chuck too many stones before finding our targets first. Can I add to your list? The erosion of civil liberties in the UK is alarming, if not reflective of a wider global trend.

    “Though the world (once) stood up to him, the b*tch that bore him is in heat again.”

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    I can understand your sentiments Cerne, which the present generation have yet to grasp.
    That those who feel badly done to, because of the restrictions imposed at present, have to find things to complain about, to vent their frustration.
    My own Father ( born in 1901 ) lived through two world wars and the Great Depression, compared to that, I find it hard to justify peoples
    behaviour these last 18 months in Britain.
    When I hear talk of how badly treated people were in the America's a 100 years ago , I reflect on the lives of ordinary people in Britain living in workhouses or farmworkers treated badly, people living in Tenement blocks with one toilet to the landing's for ten family's,
    with no medical care, relying on the kindness of others in time of need.
    No we dont want those days back, our forefathers fought for the freedom from tyranny, the fight today is the fight for survival against Pollution, Climate change, World poverty, let's make them history.
     
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    This is one that I depart from John, mostly...

    Being a ‘63 born n bred new arrival, the war had only been over for about 18 years. Now think back to what you might have been doing when ‘99 turned 2000, not that long ago huh? Folk still talked about what they went through, what they lost, how they managed for most of my formative years. I learned lots.

    At least I got the impression that the sacrifice, hardship was worth something in the belief that something better could be achieved. I’ve picked that up, and if I turn the clock back a wee bit further I grew up with people that had the guts to stand up to Hitler\Mussolini/Franco before the Uk decided to defend Poland. From our ‘country’ too...could go back to the fruitless pointless fought for the rich ‘Great War’ as well. Lions n Donkeys, Grandfer went through the hell of Passchaendale as a teenager gassed to fek and without the hope of a pension, social security or a job...just for what? So Britannia could rule the waves? So women could be still denied the vote? Sheesh, my blood boils.

    Memory is a strong factor here, we ‘Brits’ need to have a long hard look at ourselves and start pointing fingers. None of my lot owned slave ships, coal mines or supplied the biggest set of traitors to support Hitler in the 30s or Russia in the 50’s to 80s. Forgive me for forgetting Colonial atrocities back further.

    It’s good to face forward, I agree, but let’s learn from the past and never let the b-+=/;=ds have it their way again.

    Basta! Non Pasaran! Basta! Ya Basta!

    cheers,

    C
     
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