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  • in reply to: Royal Family #216786
    imposs1904
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    The current number one read on the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog:

    A Duke Distorts Marx (1986)

    in reply to: Labour to focus on flag and patriotism #216504
    imposs1904
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    Just read this article this morning in a not so old Socialist Standard.

    The Labour Party shagging the flag is like flared trousers: it comes back into fashion every 10 or 12 years:

    Manufacturing Britishness (2008)

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Website and Forum problems #215833
    imposs1904
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    I haven’t experienced any difficulties on the website.

    in reply to: “Woke” #215814
    imposs1904
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    Thanks for your Ted Talk.

    in reply to: “Woke” #215805
    imposs1904
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    “So you are for the Loony Left?

    That is what they’re all about: erasing and silencing.”

    Yeah, you got me bang to rights.

    I live in the States and I had to look up the Cervantes statue story. It was not a big news story over here. So, some ignorant numpties defaced a statue not knowing who he was . . . or maybe they did, and they defaced it out of frustration ‘cos – like me – they couldn’t finish Don Quixote.

    It’s not on a par with these muppets from 2000 but it is facepalm funnier, I guess:

    Paediatrician attacks ‘ignorant’ vandals

    PS – for the hard of hearing – I’m not in favour of ‘cancel culture’ but neither am I in favour of right-wing culture war talking points either. In many cases I think there are wankers on both sides who are birds of a feather.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: “Woke” #215797
    imposs1904
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    Talking of cancel culture, can we cancel this thread?

    If I’d wanted to watch an episode of ‘Grumpy Old Men’ with my morning tea, I would have ordered the box set of DVDs from Amazon.

    in reply to: An Earl denounces school uniforms #215794
    imposs1904
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    You know what? As someone who grew up poor, on reflection, I didn’t mind having to wear a school uniform to school. The peer – that pun is dedicated to the late, great SPGBer Eddie Grant – pressure of having to have the right gear or the latest trainers would have been insufferable.

    I’m sure I’m in a minority on the forum with that point of view.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Kronstadt Uprising centenary events, #215793
    imposs1904
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    “jings. what’s wrong with you? gout playing up again? kiss your good lady, your fine bairns and calm the fuck down.”

    “no wonder you’re tetchy.”

    “oh yeah, did post up that pic. no comments. got a “like”. ”

    I take it these were in reply to me. You can guess what you like about the motivations for my replies. You’re wrong but that’s par for the course.

    in reply to: Kronstadt Uprising centenary events, #215211
    imposs1904
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    Bollocks

    Don’t pretend you would have tried that ‘joke’ at one of your group’s meetings or on one of your group’s forums.

    in reply to: Kronstadt Uprising centenary events, #215167
    imposs1904
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    Edited:

    *Deleted comment in reply to a dull and not that funny comment.*

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Kronstadt Uprising centenary events, #214937
    imposs1904
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    This might interest some people. It’s from Crimethinc:

    The Kronstadt Uprising: A View from within the Revolt

    I’ve only glanced at it, tbh, but this caught my eye:

    “By today’s standards, Martov comes across as something akin to a democratic confederalist, calling for the abolition of the police and standing bureaucracies but seeing direct democracy as a way to rehabilitate the state.”

    They can’t even bring themselves to acknowledge that Martov was criticising the Bolsheviks from a Classical Marxian position.

    Wankers.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by imposs1904.
    in reply to: Dumbing down. #214843
    imposs1904
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    Thomas,

    Have you ever seen the 2006 film Idiocracy? You might like it. I kind of hated it at the time because I thought it was guilty of being a wee bit too pleased with itself. Maybe I’ll have to watch it again and see if I have a different take in 2021.

    I’m not 100% sure what you mean about dumbing down. My head’s full of useless trivia which would be great for gameshows, but I’m one of the thickest people I know.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by imposs1904.
    imposs1904
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    ALB wrote:
    “Don’t expect him to say anything much socialist as he was one of the few party members who joined up to fight in that imperialist war. As he joined the RAF he was a volunteer not a conscript.”

    I was always under the impression that he joined the SPGB after the war, so it wasn’t a case of him resigning from the SPGB to enlist.

    However, it should be stated that he was already aware of the SPGB as a kid, so it’s not like he didn’t know the Party’s position on war before enlisting.

    For more background on Barltrop first coming into contact with the SPGB, see this excerpt from The Monument:

    https://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.com/2015/02/hard-times.html

    in reply to: Suhuyini Nbang-Ba’s Obituary #214641
    imposs1904
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    Matt,

    I think you should remove the traditional dress picture in the link.

    1) I think the pic is irrelevant. Why not replace it with the actual picture of Suhuyini? I know his picture is not included in the hard copy of the Standard but that was a mistake in my opinion. It should be corrected in the online version.

    2) Also, maybe it’s just a problem with chrome, but that picture totally messes up with the formatting of the article.

    in reply to: Application to register a new party #214516
    imposs1904
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    There was an Independent Socialist Party in the 1930s. It was a split from the Independent Labour Party.

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