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@ChriswBox @helper2 @cliffhangernlv @StanM3 That is what they (the ISIS group) think. If #UK can get a strong enough #PM, they should be able to fix the mess. #FARANGE seems the most able. He has been tried under fire. #Churchillian. @PavelDarkovic @PrisonPlanet
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One of the best ways to honour Britain and British people instead of smearing them repeatedly is to stop claiming that all the racism & white supremacism of people like #Churchill was 'of its time.' All Britons did not think alike then any more than they do now.
No, all Edwardians did NOT think the same way. There was no uniform 'language used by everybody.' Above all, there was and is a long tradition of dissent agaist and resistance to racism, fascism and anticolonialism from ordinary people & it is insulting to keep overlooking this.
You only have to look a Hansards to see colonial policy being challenged over and over again, as well as civilizational superiority & racism. By a minority, yes. But it existed and it is time to stop spreading lie that everybody basically agreed on the need to squash the savages.
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In August 2018 Jim Sheridan a Labour Councillor was reported to the Labour Party for #Antisemitic comments. Sheridan stated that he had lost respect and empathy for the Jewish community.
I am not going to defend his statement. It appears to have been used in frustration at what he perceived to be unwarranted levels of #Antisemitic allegations against the #LabourParty Jim Sheridan has since apologised and been reinstated with a warning.
But what was behind his frustration? Why would someone who stated he had supported the Jewish Community all his adult life, suddenly say he had lost empathy for them? Perhaps we should look at the broader picture?
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Still thinking about the #Churchill controversy, and especially how hot and bothered a certain brand of Brit - white, conservative - gets when Hitler and Churchill no longer occupy watertight moral compartments.

This is obviously a case of the anxiety of those who know ...
... that the system they profess allegiance to is guilty of heinous crimes, but who nevertheless persist in denying what they know, and in shouting insults - “thick ginger turd” - at those who are courageous enough to speak the truth.

But what would an honest reckoning ...
... with the truth of the racislized violence and mass murderer that lies at the heart of western modernity look like?

Well - it could possibly start with the logic of Zygmunt Bauman’s analysis of the Holocaust, which posits that Nazi mass murder of the Jews was not ...
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