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A Forgotten Colonial War
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: A Forgotten Colonial War Reply with quote

Not quite forgotten

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/secret-files-reveal-mau-mau-cover-up.19550416?utm_source=headlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email%2Balert
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgotten? For me, as an American, if you ask me to free-associate "African colonial war," "Mau Mau rebellion" is probably my first answer.

~Q
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piggies and colonial atrocities - so many in the world to remember... who as an American remembers the war crimes committed in the Philippines?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Piggies and colonial atrocities - so many in the world to remember... who as an American remembers the war crimes committed in the Philippines?

Again, it was part of a unit in my tenth grade American History class, as were the CIA-sponsored coups in the Cold War. The Indian massacres and deportations were part of my elementary school and middle school history classes, as were the Mexican-American war and slavery.

I assume the less glorious parts of Russian history were likewise taught in the Soviet Union?

~Q
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no less glorious parts of history in the Soviet Union. Only more glorious parts!
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old Soviet joke:

American: The great thing about life in a democracy is that we're allowed to criticize our government.
Russian: Yeah, so what? In the Soviet Union, we're allowed to criticize your government too.

~Q
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best black political humour going. Nothing like it in the US. Unless you include electing Dubya not once, but twice Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sasha,

"Nothing like it in the US."

May I introduce you to "The Onion" - America's Finest News Source.

http://www.theonion.com/

Regards,
John
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Johnslat

Thank you, but I am already familiar with this site. Have even seen the film. But still, no real comparison, I think. Just doesn't have the same biting humour. Or even just humour, hee hee.


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Sasha
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sasha,

Humor (like beauty) may be in the eye of the beholder. But you're right; there is no humour there - just humor.

Regards,
John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnslat is guilty of Websterism. (In fact Webster did not go NEARLY far enough !)
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humour is the eye of the beholder? Sounds very close to being guilty of mixed metaphors. Is there a name for that crime?

Hic!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to remind ourselves that not all colonial wars are abroad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ds7NDC2-SM

Brought to you by Russia Today, the voice of truth and freedom!
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Qaaolchoura



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Just to remind ourselves that not all colonial wars are abroad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ds7NDC2-SM

Brought to you by Russia Today, the voice of truth and freedom!

A newspaper which does a breathtaking job covering the state of things in the Caucasus, and that's saying nothing of the issue of the unnaturally short life expectancies enjoyed by many of Putin's critics.

~Q
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tsk tsk! Such prejudice against a democratically elected world leader. Slander even, perhaps?
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