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Anti Woke movement grows

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    As I have said, my opinion is that both sides must be heard.
  2. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    It was allegedly taken down following a democratic vote based on the queen being a symbol of colonial power and white supremacy. Further discussions have mentioned that she is draped in jewels stolen from 'black and brown' nations.
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  3. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    The UK is becoming more like America every day.
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  4. essgee

    essgee pfm Member

    Oh no! Last thing we need.
  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    As I understand it, the wokeists are now going after our sausages?


    First they came for Her Majesty, and I did not speak out because I was not Her Majesty. Then they came for the sausages, and I did not speak out because I etc etc etc.

    I bet GB News will be championing the Great British sausage.

  6. Markyb

    Markyb pfm Member

    Apt that he appears to have a pair of bollocks just under his mouth
  7. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    If those are bollocks, and you turn the picture upside down, what’s the long pink thing?
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  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I think it’s an arse
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  9. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    They’d not give a damn. But also, I struggle to understand why proclaiming to be woke would turn someone into a fierce anti-racist and friend of people of all colours. It takes a little more than that I reckon.
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  10. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    Isn't being woke about having empathy and compassion for others?

    Surely anyone who's anti-woke is lacking in those feelings?
  11. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    It’s odd so many talk of airbrushing the past, I distinctly remember studying the slave trade at secondary school. I remember with horror the diagrams of slave ships.
    Re students, it’s usually the most radical, left or right, that are the loudest and most active, most are ambivalent till forced to make a choice.
    It’s the motivated ones who lead the agenda.
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  12. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

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  13. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Are you being serious, @ks.234 ?
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2021
  14. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Amusingly, the real 'snowflakes' here are the students who lost the vote about the portrait, then went whining to the press about it.
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  15. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    You only need to look to this very thread to see the fundamental truth of woke.

    It’s bullying.

    It needs cancelling.
  16. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I only need to look at this thread to see that's it's a good deal more complicated than that.

    With the royal portrait hoo-hah, a memory stirred about an anecdote related by one of my teachers. My school was, and still is, a Catholic grammar school. This particular teacher was one of several Irish Christian Brothers, and had taught there since the school was founded, some 30 years before I arrived.

    The story that he told was that, when the school became a direct grant school, there was a Government rule that no religious images were to be displayed in the classrooms. So, whenever the school was to be inspected, the statues which adorned each room had to be hidden away, to be retrieved after the inspectors left. The rule was no longer in force by the time I was there.

    Now, a statue is basically just plaster and paint, but in this context, the statues were heavily symbolic. To the teachers, especially those who were in Holy Orders, the statues represented an aspect of their religious faith. To the inspectors, they represented religious indoctrination. To any random visiting Protestant, they might also have represented idolatory and superstition.

    In the same way, a picture of the Queen is just a picture of the Queen. But that picture has symbolic power of different types, to different people.
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  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    There must be a shop that sells inappropriately long ties like the one above and of course made famous by the ridiculous Trump. It seems necessary that it drapes off the summit of their great corpulence then dangles over their crotch. Why is that?
    Edit: it creates the illusion that they are taller than they actually, particularly in the case of the diminutive mahogany-dyed garden gnome above. He’s bizarre to look at in real life I can attest.
  18. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    I'm not sure I understand what your post means.
  19. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

  20. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    How is woke bullying? Or do you mean anti woke is bullying?

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