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Thread #154747   Message #3634330
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
18-Jun-14 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy MBE
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy MBE
all I can tell you is the kids I taught with a background, from the Indian sub continent, they had been brought up very deeply resentful of british rule by their parents.

I imagine the Africans feel the same.

theres loads of people think England was a better place eighty years ago. perhaps in some ways it was - but there was a lot of collateral damage with the values of those times. damage we can't count - because it occurred to no one to count the lives ruined and marginalised.

like in Ireland we will continue to get blamed for these countries misfortunes - they fuck you up, your mum and dad. I am glad we're concentrating a bit more on our own back garden these days. my grandfather served in the Lancashire hussars in the boer war. among his posessions was a rhino whip to prevent coloured people from using the pavements.
mentally I wear seven league boots to step away from what it must have been like.so wear your gongs with pride - they show you've done good things.
but keep in mind that rhino whip....lest we forget.