TAKING ALL THE STATUES DOWN.

I just wanted to point out that we won the Second World War and at the time we were in the right fighting against Hitler who tried to obliterate the Jewish race by starving and gassing them to death together with Gay and Black people.

I thought it only right to post this information before all the statues are taken down leaving no record of this event for the young people of today to learn from.

Winston Churchill statue on Woodford Green | He looks quite … | Flickr

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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13 Responses to TAKING ALL THE STATUES DOWN.

  1. Timothy Price says:

    It’s a sad state the world is in.

  2. adguru101 says:

    Monuments are part of the historical record, and even the unpleasant ones are an important reminder of what we should NOT countenance.

  3. I see what you did there and I like it.

  4. SueW says:

    I agree. We can’t pretend history didn’t happen, pulling down statues is vandalism and done for effect. If the statues bothered people so much, why didn’t they petition long ago, why wait until now.

    I imagine there are good reasons why some statues exist, they surely can’t be in place simply to celebrate slavery! Perhaps adding plaques with further information, reminders of our sad shameful past, might be the way forward.

    I sincerely hope our authorities think things through before rushing to take down statues and give in to the bullying.

    • I’m guessing the chap they took down and threw in the harbour in Bristol probably built the city, so as you say put a plaque on it explaining the good and the bad, it’s history. What I’m afraid of is taking down of WW2 statues like bomber Harris who thought up carpet bombing and was responsible for the firebombing of Dresden, which sounds dreadful but you have to view it in context, we didn’t start the war we only fought back for our own survival. Unfortunately modern snowflake youngsters seem unable to see all the facts and have a very narrow view of things.

      • SueW says:

        I agree with you Joe, and as always many of the protestors have simply jumped on the bandwagon for the ride!

      • Ironically it seemed to be mostly white people who threw the statue in the harbour, snowflakes taking offence on behalf of someone else I find quite strange, I can understand them being there and supporting black people but one would have thought they should have been at the back, not at the front. They say the older you get, eventually you turn into your father, standing open mouthed wondering what on earth is going on with the world!

      • SueW says:

        It is exactly this that stood out for me. Yes, we look at the world in disbelief in just the same way as our parents did.

  5. I saw a perfect comment the other day;
    1984 should NOT be classed as a How To book.

    If people wish to get agitated about slavery in the past then perhaps they should also consider modern slavery and how they are able to buy clothing and other goods so cheaply when they are made abroad.

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