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Re: Black lives matter protests [Re: mikeeb] #1078850
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I see on the news a statue of blm protester Jen Reid has replaced the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, the statue was allegedly placed there without permission, it features a sculpt of Ms Reid complete with beret and gloved clenched fist raised ( reminiscent of the black power movement of the sixties), and was placed there in the middle of the night, one affront replaced by another.

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Been removed and so it should.

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The odd thing I can't understand is that the original statue of Robert Colton had supposedly caused anger and offence for Bristol residents for quite a long time.

If that's the case why didn't they complain sooner? And why even live in a town surrounded by buildings put up on the profits of slavery?

It would be like being an Everton fan and living in the shadow of Liverpool FC and then complaining about all the reds.

I will stand by and support every cause that helps equality and tolerance, but I can't help wondering if some people are just offended because the populus or the media tells them to be.

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Whatever the deeper meanings, it was a great publicity stunt for the artist - massive media coverage! The statue was removed not for what it was, but because it had been put up wthout permission. If Bristolians decide that's what they want, fair enough, but proper consultation is needed. Otherwise 'guerilla statuary' would be popping up all over the place - not quite as manageable as a Banksy on a wall! If they're going to put Colston's statue in a museum with an explanation, then that would be a good place for the new one - a sort of 'before and after' exhibit.

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It reminded me of that drama series that was on tv awhile ago , Noughts and Crosses...

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Originally Posted by Gibbo
I will stand by and support every cause that helps equality and tolerance, but I can't help wondering if some people are just offended because the populus or the media tells them to be.


True but not forgetting the small number of people putting in a lot of effort to find new ways they can be offended.

My general philosophy is that if it didn't offend you yesterday then there is no reason it should offend you today.

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It seems to have gone quiet on the BLM front, just wondering what comment they might have had on all the recent shootings and knifing's amongst black on black incidents, or do they only comment when it involves a white person.

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You haven;t seen this then, Casper ?


https://upnewsinfo.com/2020/08/02/who-are-secretive-british-protest-group-forever-family/

The least they could have done was to ALL wear black face masks, be they sparkly, or painted, studded or plain !

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It was good that it was mainly a peaceful protest but what is with the military style marching and attire?
All that organising, masks and vests with FF Force logos will not be cheap.
It would be interesting to see who the benefactors are, and funding all this.

Nigel Farage "‘Terrifying scenes in Brixton today. A paramilitary-style force marching in the streets.
This is what the BLM movement wanted from the start and it will divide our society like never before."

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This is why Nigel Farage got taken off LBC radio , he stated on air about there being a very dark side to BLM and where it originated from. It's scary stuff I can only see it fanning the flames between the far right and them , it's a shame as a lot of innocent people who just want to get on with life will get caught up in it. As if we haven't got enough problems with Covid.....

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I didn't think it would take long, as soon as the black berets and the gloved fist appeared, no go area's soon policed by ff militia akin to the paramilitaries in NI no good will come of it, especially if the police pussyfoot around afraid to intervene, I had BLM down as an insidious organisation from the start.

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