Registered On: April 2, 2014
No, they aren’t idiots LK, but people have been lied to over and over by those in power, many sections of the mass media, and a very clever campaign on social media, including on here.
The lying has been so bad that in the end folk just don’t trust the government. And, that’s when rumours start and spread, as you’ve seen on IB – “millions of Turks are coming – pass it on!” and elsewhere.
And of course, if you can’t get the proof of your suspicion, it’s because THEY are keeping it from you, there’s a conspiracy! So people just end up believing anything, no actual proof required. If you saw it on your mate’s Facebook page it’s enough.
Farage knows this very well and carries on appealing to people’s prejudices, chucking them red meat about foreigners and the EU, knowing his fans won’t bother to seek out reliable information.
As for BLM, see NI’s point above about why all lives and BLM are important.
Our history is important too, LK. It’s important to know who ‘we’ are, and our mixed heritages, at least (have a look at the ADF track I posted on ‘Today’s Listening’ in non-football, for a slightly bonkers take on this).
It’s also important to learn how those in high places have often turned people against each other, in order to preserve their own privileges and position – poor white on poor black, poor Brit on poor foreign, etc. There’s a long history of it.
Scunthorpe and proud? Why not?