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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 25th June 2020, 16:38

I think the whole BLM viewpoint from most white people, and it's easy to think this way, is:

"This is terrible, people of colour are having a horrid time of it... what do you mean for things to be fair white people have to give things up?????? OMG I'm not putting up with that! That's racist!!!"


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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Friday, 26th June 2020, 08:33

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alfie noakes says...
"Really excellent thread on 'White lives matter' / 'Black lives matter' and the Priya Gopal furore.

It's long-ish (probably no-one will read it) Can't really précis it but it basically argues against the (often wilful) misunderstandings of the BLM position.

https://twitter.com/NicholasGuyatt/status/1276084610821173249"

I read it and it makes the usual mistake of lacking nuance and pitching left vs right, which is not the way to go with this if you are actually interested in progress.

Don't just tell me what is wrong, give me a solution as well.

**edit** although I don't agree with the vast majority of comments underneath it either.

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Friday, 26th June 2020, 11:59

Glad to see Police are no longer monitoring parks, and instead have moved onto the crowded beaches.

So we can now sit with bums on park benches without being ticked off, lovely, as I feel as if I am back in a democratic country and not the soviet block 

RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 26th June 2020, 13:30

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"I feel as if I am back in a democratic country and not the soviet block"

I knew they'd get to you in the end with those chemtrails!


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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 08:05

From BlackLivesMatterUK:
https://twitter.com/ukblm/status/1277622308153315328

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When we say 'Defund the police' we mean 'Invest in programmes that actually keep us safe like youth services, mental health and social care, education, jobs and housing. Key services to support the most vulnerable before they come into contact with the criminal justice system'.


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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 08:21

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Also from Black Lives Matter UK:"

Are you posting that because you believe Israel is legally and/or morally right to occupy Palestine?


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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 08:25

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"Are you posting that because you believe Israel is legally and/or morally right to occupy Palestine?"

Nope.

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 09:00

I don’t think the UK government can criticise Israel for annexing the West Bank when the Israeli government can slap the UK in the face with the Chagos Islands.

We as individuals can express as much moral outrage as we see fit, but as long as our own governments are ethically and morally questionable, nothing can change.

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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 20:29

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Jitendar Canth says...
"We as individuals can express as much moral outrage as we see fit, but as long as our own governments are ethically and morally questionable, nothing can change."

Whilst I would agree with you on this, show me ONE ethical and moral government...

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