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by carpetcleaner
12 Jun 2020, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: As a cyclist can you empathise with the BAME community?
Replies: 37
Views: 821

Re: As a cyclist can you empathise with the BAME community?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Yes


How does this empathy manifest itself in your cycling activities?
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Looks like Farage has become a casualty of this ruckus. His contract with LBC hasnt been renewed. This week the 56-year-old compared Black Lives Matters protestors to the Taliban, for demolishing statues of slaves traders. His departure comes after the station's owners Global Radio were criticised ...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

That will hold true for statues of Mandela and Gandhi (and anyone else) too. We shouldn't assume the people you think should be memorialised is an opinion shared now or some time in the future by 5 or 6 people with the tools and will to say otherwise. I admit to still being taken aback by your desi...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

We've already rewritten history to erect that statue of a slaver and call them a benefactor. We are just setting things right, now. We? You were in that mob in Bristol? Whether or not a statue is removed from a public place should be a matter for public debate and decisions made by elected represen...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

roubaixtuesday wrote:
carpetcleaner wrote:
Nuance and reflection?


I didn't think you'd be in favour of it.


No point being nuanced and reflective if your political opponents are angry zealots who demand obedience.

You have to deal with such people in a way they understand.
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Ghandi's views on the holocaust and Nazism, like the debate on statutes, deserve much more nuance and reflection than knee jerk attempts to point score some here are attempting. I suggest anyone actually interested in the subject start a thread for it. Nuance and reflection? The perpetually outrage...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Why accept statues of Gandhi? He was obviously a racist. In Ghana his statue has already been removed Gandhi had contemptible views on the Holocaust as well. Why did the Queen approve a peerage for Richard Attenborough 11 years after he made a film about Ghandi which portrayed him in a very positiv...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

I've an objection to people who want to celebrate slavery, and I wish they'd do it more quietly and without insisting that every other Brit does it too. You have a problem with people noisily celebrating slavery in your neighbourhood? I don't. If anyone in my area is celebrating it they are doing v...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

To me and my family he is as close any any real person gets to being an example of how to live your life, so as an inspirational example he should be there for all children to see. And who decided he was a terrorist? Don't tell me the judiciary of an illegitimate Apartheid regime, because they don'...
by carpetcleaner
11 Jun 2020, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

Why not answer your own question? he was terrorist and nothing to do with this country. should be outside the sth african embassy To me and my family he is as close any any real person gets to being an example of how to live your life, so as an inspirational example he should be there for all child...
by carpetcleaner
10 Jun 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1053

Re: Little Britain.

You're a bit late to that party. Maybe the mob will descend on bookshops next and destroy books they don't like. They could burn them in the street like the Nazis did. I claim Godwin's Rule!!!!!! This is purely a case reductio ad Hitlerum Like the Maoists did. Is that better for you? Any flavour of...
by carpetcleaner
10 Jun 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1053

Re: Little Britain.

Maybe librarians will join in on the act and remove books from the shelves if they disapprove of the opinions expressed in them or of the ways people are described. You're a bit late to that party. Maybe the mob will descend on bookshops next and destroy books they don't like. They could burn them ...
by carpetcleaner
10 Jun 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9491

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

The Mail reports that 'far right' people are planning to defend statues.

So there could be some good old punch ups coming.

The people who pulled down that statue in Bristol have set the mood. Contempt for the law and the democratic process can lead to all sorts of problems.
by carpetcleaner
10 Jun 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Out of stock
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Out of stock

I have just started to re-order parts after 9 months of not having to bother. The difference in prices in general is quite alarming. One brand of bar tape has increased from £5 to £9 and a particular chainring and chain have both increased from £9 to £15. I've noticed the hike in prices even on low...
by carpetcleaner
10 Jun 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Little Britain.
Replies: 47
Views: 1053

Re: Little Britain.

Where does this type of censorship end?

Maybe librarians will join in on the act and remove books from the shelves if they disapprove of the opinions expressed in them or of the ways people are described.