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Rara Avis

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18765 on: 04 November, 2021, 03:42:34 PM »
I just watched this ad and wondered 'Why are John Lewis making an ad about colonialism?'

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18766 on: 04 November, 2021, 06:01:21 PM »
I just watched this ad and wondered 'Why are John Lewis making an ad about colonialism?'

It does rather portray the white person as vastly superior in ability and intellect. Oops?
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18767 on: 04 November, 2021, 08:28:31 PM »
This is up there with Bob Geldof asking 'Do they know it's Christmas?'.

Yes Robert after all those years of forced Christianisation under the guise of bringing civilisation to the savages, Africans are well aware of this rebranded pagan festival.

Having said that I can't wait to see JL's new cholera blanket range or Trail of Tears exclusive lingerie sets.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18768 on: 04 November, 2021, 09:39:55 PM »
Obvious difference being John Lewis is lining its own pockets whereas Sir Bob was trying to stop people from starving to death by appealing to our understanding of Christmas.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18769 on: 04 November, 2021, 09:51:11 PM »

Both of them all about money, though. Money to make a profit, money to save lives.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18770 on: 04 November, 2021, 10:18:08 PM »
I just watched this ad and wondered 'Why are John Lewis making an ad about colonialism?'

It does rather portray the white person as vastly superior in ability and intellect. Oops?

To be fair, it doesn't get much whiter than that person (if indeed 'person' can be used to describe a different species).  I liked the ad anyway; as ads go it's quite a nice one.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18771 on: 04 November, 2021, 10:19:10 PM »
I just watched this ad and wondered 'Why are John Lewis making an ad about colonialism?'

It does rather portray the white person as vastly superior in ability and intellect. Oops?

To be fair, it doesn't get much whiter than that person (if indeed 'person' can be used to describe a different species).  I liked the ad anyway; as ads go it's quite a nice one.

It is a nice ad. I'm a terrible cynic.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18772 on: 04 November, 2021, 11:43:26 PM »
I'd say you're quite a good cynic. :)
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18773 on: 05 November, 2021, 12:58:51 AM »
You're just saying that. :)
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18774 on: 09 December, 2021, 09:27:05 AM »
The Metropolitan police has said it will not investigate the Downing Street Christmas party widely reported to have been held last year. In a much awaited statement, the force said it had a policy of not retrospectively investigating alleged breaches of coronavirus laws. But policing and prosecution sources told the Guardian there was no reason in law for police not to investigate, and essentially the Met’s decision was a choice. A former Met police chief said the force was acting as judge and jury.
but all crime is investigated retrospectively. so this is dredd coming true a little early. not only are the police now judge and jury, but implicit in this position is the suggestion that the police will now only investigate alleged misdemeanours committed in the future (e.g. city of the damned).

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18775 on: 09 December, 2021, 10:31:57 AM »
The Metropolitan police has said it will not investigate the Downing Street Christmas party widely reported to have been held last year.

Well, after they flatly refused to investigate clear evidence of criminal breaches of election law by the various 'Leave' factions in the EU referendum,* I'm not really surprised by this.

* ISTR they said they don't involve themselves in political matters. Meaning that there is literally no point in having election laws, because any investigation is going to have a political dimension — it's the entire reason for the laws to exist.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18776 on: 09 December, 2021, 12:13:03 PM »
The Met is not keen on biting the hand that feeds it.

They much prefer to beat up women at peaceful vigils and persecute minorities.

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« Reply #18777 on: 09 December, 2021, 12:49:43 PM »
that would be the vigil that had more or less finished when the police decided to retrospectively invoke emergency covid legislation to brutalise and arrest those who had allegedly broken such laws.
hmmm ... reassuring that we're all still so very equal in the eyes of the law.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18778 on: 09 December, 2021, 02:58:58 PM »
all crime is investigated retrospectively. so this is dredd coming true a little early. not only are the police now judge and jury, but implicit in this position is the suggestion that the police will now only investigate alleged misdemeanours committed in the future (e.g. city of the damned).
Maybe they didn't have the minority report.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #18779 on: 09 December, 2021, 03:22:38 PM »
Probably key here is the thought (for Boris - the Johnson - Johnson) that he can wave all of this away rather easily because the voting sums all still add up. All the people who wanted him to be tough on immigration, and to tell Europe to get f*cked, probably also think you should be able to party hearty regardless of any public health concerns.

All of the annoyed people - scientists, middle-class liberals & reporters - don't add up to a coherent opposition given the current electoral system. 
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