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I'm all for that sort of reparations if it shuts them up and doesn't cost anything. "Slavery happened, we're sorry, now piss off and leave those statues alone".
I can get behind that kind of reparation payment. :salut:
 
I was told that was on the ops room wall at Hereford along with "Train hard, fight easy" (Marshal Zukov).
Aye it's next to this poster;
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WightMivvi

War Hero
My immediate thought on slavery reparations is, “What about ’black’ descendants of white slave owners?”

As we know, the slave owners weren’t always fussy about where they dipped their wicks. As the resulting offspring (and their descendants) may have benefitted from the wealth / education / privilege paid for by the blood of slaves, does this mean they have to apologise to themselves then transfer lots of money from themselves to themselves?

My next thought is, “What about black people who have benefitted from slavery?”.

Many black people have inadvertently benefitted from slavery, such as via the superior UK education system built on Victorian foundations which were enabled (in part) by slavery. Should be made to recognise and admit their privilege and cough up reparations? If the current generation of white Brits should be considered “guilty” despite never owning slaves, surely black Brits should also be “guilty” despite never owning slaves?

Genetic mingling, financial mingling and time means there is no longer any unambiguous link between those who suffered and those who haven’t benefitted in the modern world. For example, without the money from slaves, the Industrial Revolution would not have advanced so quickly, meaning the wealth generated for superior western education wouldn’t be here, meaning medicine (for example) wouldn’t be so advanced, meaning more people all across the world (including blacks) would die early without achieving their potential, meaning more suffering. Most people alive today, across the whole world, benefit from past slavery. So shouldn’t everyone have to pay reparations?

Or am I missing the point and that all the bullplop spouted by the woke is more about wanting control over others, using the suffering of others to legitimise their slavering lust for control over others?
 

Gout Man

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Book Reviewer
I'm watching Bridge of Spies on Film4 at the mo. The ad break has just informed me that Monday next is 'International Women's Day'.

We've just had Black History Month, LGBT Month, Veganuary, etc, etc,

I am therefore declaring March 'P1ss off and leave me alone to drink beer, eat meat curry and fart a lot Month'
Why not make March Porn History Month:-?
 
...Or am I missing the point and that all the bullplop spouted by the woke is more about wanting control over others, using the suffering of others to legitimise their slavering lust for control over others?

Control over others, you say? Not too dissimilar to that other word, what is it again...?
 

WightMivvi

War Hero
Control over others, you say? Not too dissimilar to that other word, what is it again...?
Oh, there’s a huge difference between physically compelling someone to do your bidding and blackmailing / coercing / morally pressuring (under threat of punishment) someone so they willing want to do your bidding.

A bit like the difference between a field and house slave...
 

Gout Man

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Book Reviewer

Gabion Groyne

Old-Salt
I'm watching Bridge of Spies on Film4 at the mo. The ad break has just informed me that Monday next is 'International Women's Day'.

We've just had Black History Month, LGBT Month, Veganuary, etc, etc,

I am therefore declaring March 'P1ss off and leave me alone to drink beer, eat meat curry and fart a lot Month'
A few years ago we arrived in Sydney on a Monday and in the evening asked our hosts if there was a local pub as I was in need of a cold one. They pointed us in the direction of one about twenty minutes walk away whereupon entering we were presented with several very drunk, very good looking professional women. I asked the barman what was up and he replied, "International Women's Day".

Stayed there awhile.
 
Rodney2q said:
I really can't imagine what life must be like for some of these people who think all this stuff is so important.

I mean, I have to work for a living, pay my bills, go shopping, maintain my house and garden, spend time with my family, keep myself fit and generally make the best of it.

What do these woke people do all day apart from whine and complain?

Play with their new tits?

Or if its a former woman, their new "bits" :)
 
A few years ago we arrived in Sydney on a Monday and in the evening asked our hosts if there was a local pub as I was in need of a cold one. They pointed us in the direction of one about twenty minutes walk away whereupon entering we were presented with several very drunk, very good looking professional women. I asked the barman what was up and he replied, "International Women's Day".

Stayed there awhile.
Did you inspect the wares on offer from the drunk pros? :?
 

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