Enoch Powell might get blue plaque

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by gosub, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Keep reading thread title as about Enoch Powell getting 'blue plague'. :confused:
     
  2. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Its just a way of showing off I reckon. Certainly where London is involved, it probably started out as 'look at all the important people of history who have lived here'. Now it seems its anyone someone may have heard of.
     
  3. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    To even things out someone should do a Blue Plaque that says “This plaque is dedicated to everyone that doesn’t have a blue plaque dedicated to them”.
     
  4. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Its daft, it is so very strange to have a plaque marking a house for only one resident, simply because they where FAMOUS.

    Its naff
    and fake
    and well just poorly thought out.
     
  5. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    History does not exist no matter what. It only exists if people remember it. Reminders are therefore important.
     
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  6. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    I think the word you're looking for is 'marketing'.
     
  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    how so?
    that all sounds like politics to me
     
  8. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Look, we didn't get where we are today by taking a nuanced approach towards people who believe in simplistic absolutes! :mad:
     
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  9. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Except the Poles gave us one in the 30's and then we blocked the free Poles from working with it
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  11. gosub

    gosub ~#

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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i might be being presumptuous but id expect an ethno-nationalist to have a pretty turgid view of Greek & Roman history, and get good marks for it too.
    i dont know anything about him tbh, beyond rivers of blood
     
  14. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    if something happens, it has happened, it is in the past.
    i do not need to remind you that it happened, for it to have happened?
    Its history. its not documented and its not remembered, but it did happen.
     
  15. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Did it? Back up your claim by citing a specific thing that happened that isn’t recorded or remembered by anyone at all.
     
  16. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Got the 2014 edition, its in the first chapter. Forward (written in 97 by Alan Stripp) says he hat tips 2 myths on P13 but the next 4 pages is accurate
     
  17. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    Powell said of himself, ‘Others will remember me as they remember me’ Then added ‘I should have been killed in the war!’
     
  18. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Thats a ridiculous argument to pick.
    This happens every minute everyday. people forget and do not remember, others remind them or inform them possibly incorrectly to what has exactly happened in the past.
     
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    from the first edition (p13)

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  20. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Last full paragraph on P16 is the one you want.
     
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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    so i see.
     
  22. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    Probably right in your reasoning. Academic reliance on Greco-Roman intellect and Judeao-Christian morality would have been more prominent pre the 1960s.
     
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  23. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    It’s the tree forest argument that’s been raging forever. I think we can crack it today though.
     
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  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    It's in line with statues. They pretty much only ever erected statues to scumbags.
     
  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i'm still looking for the second book of aristotle's poeticks :(
     
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  26. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    i am not familiar with this theory, will read up now..

    But look, Nick Drakes Blue Plaque has incorrect birth date on it.. If you walked by and though 'cool' Nick drake lived here & oh wow he was born in 1946 'cool'..

    well no not cool.. incorrect!!
    His birth records show he was born in 1948.
    This is examples of poorly managed historical data.
     
  27. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Another one is tommy coppers plaque.
    It says he was a comedian.. No he was a Magician..
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    upload_2018-2-1_14-42-50.png
    that's the bbc for you
     
  29. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Tommy and Margret Gainsborough plaque could be on wrong building??
     
  30. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Its all evidence that these things a shit
     

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