Golliwogs

#1
I remember Golliwogs fondly, all the Jams and Mamalade with a Happy Golli on it, innocent childhood and all that , not even the Blacks and Asians complained.
all attempts to kill it off has never quite succeded, There is a museum displaying them and a shop selling them very popular too !

however Killjoys has been complaining and the Race relations bods are trying to justify their employments , mongs :pissedoff:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/6257433.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/4770800.stm
 
#3
Un-Naughty-Word--believable!!!!!!!!!!!

I suppose I'm going to have to rename my dogs 'kune', 'blekky', 'spadez', 'niggs', 'woggems' and 'woppsy' something else now, oooh and 'slannty'.

Why should I rename my dogs, or stop buying a particular jam because it is deemed offensive to the hypersensitive thought police?

Better change the name 'English' to something less insensitive then too while we are at it!
 
#4
Can anyone confirm this? I was given to believe that when the Golliwog face on Robertson's jam jars was ordered to be removed, due to potential racist connotations, that Robertsons were only ordered to remove the black Golliwogs, & that any other colour of Golliwog (including brown - the true colour of negroids) would have been perfectly acceptable under the court ruling?
 
#5
No matter how innocent the behaviour there will always be someone in a minority who will pray in aid of a non-existent consensus to speak for a majority. There are a few will go out of their way to be offended by just about anything. The problem is that those who claim to be offended, do not speak for anyone but themselves, and yet, their voices have a greater currency of value than those of the majority who cannot find any offence in that which the minority complain of.

When petty low-level officialdom fails to recognise and apply the doctrine of proportionality - a doctrine well established and applied by our European Neighbours - it falls into the trap of allowing the minority to exercise tyranny over the majority.

It is the uncomplaining, bovine docility on the part of the silent majority in the face of the treatment meted out to them which confers a legitimacy on the demands made upon the silent many, by the vociferous few.
 
#6
You can always bring tears of mist to the eyes of the old guys I drink with by bringing up the tales of
'I had a metal Gollywog, had to collect X stickers to get it'
No it was Y
Ya both wrong Z.
john
Ah such simple things still amuse.
Oh and if sumone finks Race relations we are all/have been married to ladies who are distinctly off white, The Witches of Lanna being the Honkey wives who do exsist in this part of the world.
 
#7
I'm deeply offended by the various 'cultures' which oppress mine in my home country. While in their home countries, I keep my mouth shut about their obvious failings, but they fail to do the same in mine.

Astonishingly, their prejudices are defended by specious 'human rights' legislation nowadays, while my opinions are hated and legislated against. It would be instructive indeed to see an academic comparison of attitudes to 'race' and 'immigration' between say, the mid 1930s, 50s and now.

I was brought up in the Colonies, where my father and his many colleagues shone a brilliant light of knowledge and expertise onto the native populations, all over the world. The brutes would still be playing with their balls as marbles without British intervention.

I have nothing but contempt for 'racial' prejudice of the sort that the BNP espouses (mainly because they target people, not cultures) but I have tremendous sympathy for the generations in this country who now don't vote for any party because they know that none of them still hold principled views.
 
#8
I lost my first job after someone asked me why I stopped trying to grow my hair long and I said "I looked like a golliwog"

Fcuking YTS,and it was someone who was white that reported me.
Most of the young men were black and none of them were offended.
In fact they did all they could to stop me losing my job.
But then again the YTS did prepare us for the outside world after all.
 
#10
Whiskybreath said:
I'm deeply offended by the various 'cultures' which oppress mine in my home country. While in their home countries, I keep my mouth shut about their obvious failings, but they fail to do the same in mine.

Astonishingly, their prejudices are defended by specious 'human rights' legislation nowadays, while my opinions are hated and legislated against. It would be instructive indeed to see an academic comparison of attitudes to 'race' and 'immigration' between say, the mid 1930s, 50s and now.

I was brought up in the Colonies, where my father and his many colleagues shone a brilliant light of knowledge and expertise onto the native populations, all over the world. The brutes would still be playing with their balls as marbles without British intervention.

I have nothing but contempt for 'racial' prejudice of the sort that the BNP espouses (mainly because they target people, not cultures) but I have tremendous sympathy for the generations in this country who now don't vote for any party because they know that none of them still hold principled views.
My sentiments exactly WB. However, you should be ashamed of yourself. So take your miserable colonial arrse down to the cop shop immediately and turn yourself in... if you can find one!

The lair where our enemies dwell is... Islington!
 
#11
Enough about Golliwogs.... time for something serious.

Do I have to free my coloured man servant, whom I pay in terms of food, accomodation and harsh discipline?
 
#12
I bought my daughter a golliwog for this Christmas.

And guess what?

Yep,
I was served by a middle aged black gentleman who took
my money and wished me a Merry Christmas.
 
#13
The complainant, Dr.John Molyneux, is a socialist, activist and writer. He is a member of the British SWP and of RESPECT. He lectures at Portsmouth University, and writes mainly about Marxist theory and art.

In other words a professional left wing shit stirrer.
 
#14
archer said:
I bought my daughter a golliwog for this Christmas.

And guess what?

Yep,
I was served by a middle aged black gentleman who took
my money and wished me a Merry Christmas.
I have a book called the Three Golliwogs, by Enid Blyton.which i received as a gift one Christmas as a child .
Not ever did i think that the book was just a little book about some doll characters and different adventures
 
#15
JustinThyme said:
The complainant, Dr.John Molyneux, is a socialist, activist and writer. He is a member of the British SWP and of RESPECT. He lectures at Portsmouth University, and writes mainly about Marxist theory and art.

In other words a professional left wing s*** stirrer.
I googled his name and all I got was marxist/trotzkyist


says it all really, probably a right tofu munching tw*t, and I bet he's white too.
 
#16
aerospatiale said:
archer said:
I bought my daughter a golliwog for this Christmas.

And guess what?

Yep,
I was served by a middle aged black gentleman who took
my money and wished me a Merry Christmas.
I have a book called the Three Golliwogs, by Enid Blyton.which i received as a gift one Christmas as a child .
Not ever did i think that the book was just a little book about some doll characters and different adventures
I saw a item on the TV a few weeks ago about the Golliwog.The book you are referring to has been renamed & edited to remove references to the 'Golliwog'.

Enid Blyton's Wiki entry-

Altered Reprints,
Modern reprints of some books have had changes made (such as the replacement of golliwogs with teddy bears). This response from the publishers to contemporary attitudes on racial stereotypes has itself drawn criticism from those adults who view it as tampering with an important piece of the history of children's literature. The Druce book brings up a single case of a story, The Little Black Doll, which could be interpreted as a racist message (the doll wanted to be pink) and which was turned on its head in a reprint (apparently not considered racist).

I remember when the Golliwog & all reference to them was ordered to be removed from the jam pots.I even collected the golliwog pins as a child.
My next door neighbour,a nice old lady ,even knitted me a gollywog teddy when I was very young.
Racism gone mad.
Do any of you from Birmingham remember the racist posters put up by the black power?/panther?movement in the 70's sayng "White man go home"?
 
#17
While at university I met an Asian lad, Gerchuran. Gerty was a keen soccer, hockey and cricket player. Tee-total almost, he enjoyed the occasional shandy but made no fuss about the drunken mess of the rest of us.

One evening as the craic was going ninety, Gerty asked about the book Little Black Sambo. We tried to explain it to him, he got a bit edgy and we left it. Next day I popped into the SPCK bookshop on North Bailey and bought said book and duly handed it over to him. At dinner he apologised to everyone who he had been debating with the previous day and said he had examined the story, the illustrations and so on and could find nothing too racist at all.

Next day I gave him my collected Kipling...
 

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#18
I am surprised that no-one has commented on the first BBC article in semper's post. Nowhere on that page does it mention golliwogs.

It is all about 'gollys' .

While the BBC might be taking this as a tongue in cheek story they are making damn sure they can't be accused of being racist. How fcuking two faced is that?
 
#19
What I find annoying is that since this government last changed the law, a complainant doesn't even have to make a case that something was done or said that was intended to cause offense, just that they personally found it offensive.

Which leads to the very real possibility of finding yourself in court on charges of racism without even knowing somebody took offense.

For example, if you wished to comment positively on the fact that a coloured gentleman had done you a favour by telling him you thought he was "a good egg", you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law because he thought you were being racist and using rhyming slang 'egg & spoon'. It might not get to court, but the mere fact that you have been accused of being a racist, especially if it occurs in the work place, isn't going to do you any good at all.

As long as 'Equality' means you only have to prove perception rather than intention we are always going open to the twisted abuse of the law by ill intentioned trouble makers with their own agendas.
 
#20
Frau still has her Golliwog pin badge from having collected jam jar tags as a sprog.... it lives on her day sack beside the arrse mr potatoe head!
Double standards and PC feck wits ..... gripp's my sh1t!
 
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