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Thread #161296 Message #3833132
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
17-Jan-17 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
right then.. I've just read Howard Jones's link, and that website's about profile...
It's more or less in accord with my sarcastic mindset and lefty liberal values..
[even though i'd bet more than a fair few right wing libertarians support that site...???]
So just to recap, and make my position clearer...
In an ideal mature sane society I'd be in favour of the visual theatrical impact of blacked face morris..
I think it looks good.
I'd also accept serious artists utilizing minstrel and golly imagery in their artistic expression
to explore ideas, confront, and stimulate viewers and audiences..
But right now post brexit Britain ain't an ideal society,
and is probably doomed to become even les fair and tolerant then it struggles to be right now..???
So in this climate, the onus must be on Blacked up face morris
to take full responsibility for their own, and their supporters attitudes and actions,
and accept the consequences when they inadvertently [..maybe even, deliberately...???] antagonise and offend........
Not too much to ask really.. is it..????