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Thread #161296 Message #3831950
Posted By: GUEST
11-Jan-17 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
i suppose it would be nice to get a definitive answer from an expert[...]
Your joking I hope, Mr Red. I seem to live in a world of alternative truths, one where alignment with ideals yields the truth and (if my memory re Brexit is correct) one where experts may not be needed...
back to topic... I'm not sure where I stand on this. I did very briefly belong to a Border Side (before deciding tunes were my real interest and favouring Irish sessions...) and never (and I guess still don't) saw anything sinister in people blacking up.
On the other hand, I guess it might offend some and the suggestion of woad seems reasonable and is probably the route I'd prefer.
(And if I ever returned to this stick bashing myself, I guess I could wear it despite the risks of being considered a pagan, or worse, a Tory...)