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Barney

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Is everyone offended by everything? 10th June 2020 11:31 PM
The problem is you can't understand the perspective of the disadvantages you have when you're a person of colour unless you are one. Being white isn't a cake walk, but in the UK is rarely going to disadvantage you, but any other colour will. That's a fact. There's statistics a plenty to back that up. 

Yes people have other battles and woes and disadvantages but the current issue at hand and the campaign for Black Lives Matter is highly important in my mind. Changes need to be made at the core of society to rid us of the systemic racism that is there. 

It's uncomfortable and I know you're all apparently in denial, but please read up about it and learn what it's really like for people who aren't white in this country. Even well educated, well spoken people. 

Don't get defensive about it, use this as an opportunity to listen and learn. That's what I'm doing. ”

 

Ok, I’m listening explain to me the UK’s modern day systemic racism issues...... think people need to stop making excuses for historical issues that happened in the past... at what point do we all move on? When do we stop apologising? When discussing the awful slave labour trade, do we discuss all of it including the black slave owners or just the white slave owners?....... think more people are discriminated against where they live in the uk i.e. North / South divide than the colour of their skin.....

Yep can't agree more , but it's hard to get a education when schools are burnt down”
 

But schools in the UK are are not generally burnt down.... most are all inclusive except those that self exclude themselves from mainstream education either for religious or because of gender....... I had an absolutely appalling education, nothing to do with me or even the teachers...... all to do with crap parentage and the UK’s so called care system........ I’m going back to the 60s here, so no national curriculum, cane still in use... and all the lads I went to school with, like me left with absolutely nothing.....many of my former school mates have spent their entire lives bumming around on the dole with the aid of drink and drugs...... some of us put ourselves through education having left school, in my case in the army and night school... I can only comment on the UK... But there are so many opportunities for people to get educated here, for absolutely everyone irrespective of race, religion or gender......... And it really grates me when people go around with the “ poor me” attitude in this country having not done anything to better themselves..... You only have to look and Parliament to see how things have changed in the UK...

I’ve continued to work throughout the pandemic.... 150 bus drivers were furloughed, the 20 or so remaining bus drivers had their titles changed to key workers / heroes  ....... this week 80 percent of the drivers have returned.... though we can only have a maximum of 20 people on a double decker........ now my neighbours self employed electrician and plumber.... have all continued to work throughout this pandemic....... yet have still managed to find the time to submit a furlough claim to the HMRC with the Sparky getting £4800....... now call me an old cynic but I’m betting this isn’t just happening in my street......

I think you’ve probably hit the nail on the head by mentioning education..... Education is if you like is your freedom pass....  We can all go on about with the poor me attitude and continue to drag up the past.....yes it has its place and should be discussed, just like the holocaust is discussed..... But when looting, violence and desecration of historical statues takes place....... you’ve lost the argument outright....

I hear you, Rebecca, but I'm still very anti-PC, in my mind we have gone too far worrying about upsetting everyone. 
 

Me too.

Interesting comments. Barneys right”
Ahem..... usually am...

 I tend to take everyone at face value, colour doesn’t generally come into it.... but then many people will say similar, but if we’re going to play the honesty card, racisms and prejudices effects all of us and is within all of us......... I’m 58 now anyone of similar age, their parents would have thought Bernard Manning was hilarious and would have tuned into ITVs Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club religiously on a Sunday night back in the 70s.... remember Love Thy Neighbour? Although deemed now as being racist, the guy who was playing the stereotypical white racist, was the person who was made to look the fool..... The same applied to Alf Garnet..... Yes they were funny at the time, now a bit cringeworthy to watch... I must admit I liked Bo Selecta, I thought it was funny and original, never even crossed my mind as being discriminatory... Some could say, well I would say that being a white guy...I guess it all depends on which window you're looking through. Personally if we’re all going to be 100 percent honest, then I believe we all have prejudices and we all discriminate for one reason or another......I’ve met many people who hate their fellow country folk, because of the cast system within their country.... We had it here years ago with the class system, it still exists to a certain extent..... it’s all discriminatory. There’s lots of things people find morally objectionable in this modern world we live in... in my opinion they’re entitled to hold them opinions, it doesn’t mean to say they’re bigots or wrong, they just have a different opinion... legally they have to comply with the law however PC that maybe......  I struggle to understand why some people want to blame those alive today for what our forefathers did in the past.... I’m not responsible and I don’t owe anyone an apology..... As for positive discrimination.... well that’s a joke on itself..... treat everyone fairly, equally and on merit, then we’re all get on.. or at least should.... start making special allowances then that’s a different ball game....But then not everything is black and white... love and peace to all....

An overhaul huh... about time......  have to say it does seem to have gone down the pan a bit since the last overhaul.....

Are you an older boozer? 7th May 2020 2:18 PM

Think many of the youth today prefer the high sugar / caffeine  content drinks...... most will have lost their teeth and will have become type 2 by the time they are in their 50s.... things have certainly changed, though there’s still the Friday / Saturday youth culture that gets smashed before leaving home and then hitting the pubs and clubs....... never really did that in my youth..... can still remember running around Cambridge drunk on Tartan bitter in the early hours of the morning and being ask by a couple of coppers... as to where my trousers were? Before being chucked in the back of a Sherpa van and being taken back to barracks...... times have changed, not totally convinced for the better, but I guess all generations say that.... nowadays two cans and I’m out for the count...

 

Shocking Behaviour 24th April 2020 2:50 PM

Where there’s a politician..... there’s corruption....