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Some more fine messes Jingo's got us into

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When will we get the message that "patriotism" is the very first resort of the utter scoundrel? Trump's done us a favour by bringing the racism inherent on the right into sharp focus. I'm not sure it's time to start burning the Union Jack but I can see why some might think it's a necessary response.

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  2. taxor

    taxor Well-Known Member

    It's a bloody awful and vulgar looking rag anyway. Highly appropriate therefore that the far-right shitbags have taken to using it.
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  3. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    So true. I have a general dislike of National Flags, mainly because of the mindless Nationalistic tendencies that they seem to educe in pea-brained individuals. However, leaving that aspect to one side, the Union Jack is, IMO, the least aesthetically pleasing of them all.
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  4. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    I'm all in favour. Just take out the blue bits and the red bits and we'll then have a flag that'll be fit to show our enemies. ;)
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  5. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    That'll show 'em...!! ;)
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I've always believed that cowardice is the intelligent person's response to danger. :cool:
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    So, not in favour of altruism, then?

    You know, like a parent fighting to protect a child. Would make so much more sense to abandon the sprog and save yourself...

  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Well, from a biological point of view, it is the correct response.

  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    From a strictly logical point of view you can make more children but you can't make more you. :cool:
  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    That is very Darwinian.
  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    No, just sensible biology.

  12. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Not if one is a mother or grandmother beyond the menopause, and they will fight like hellcats to preserve the copy of their genes in the child.
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  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Fair comment.

  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Which is why the 1st rule of being a successful coward is to avoid such situations.
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