How To Use Batons As Issued By The British Force

Submitted by: Essen 3 months ago in Funny


With instruction by Rowan Atkinson...
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Male 43,815
I love 'Thin Blue Line'.  It was a great show.
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"Just because something is morally inexcusable, Does not stop it being part of the cherished national fabric"

Like the creation of Israel by way of forced mass displacement, slaughter and persecution of the lands previous inhabitants. 

(yes I'm angry about current events and feel the need to vent)
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Male 17,314
layla_wilson yeah, on behalf of my forefathers, I'm incredibly ashamed of the role my country had in that.
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Male 1,064
layla_wilson Didn't you mean "like the creation of the United States by way of forced mass displacement, slaughter and persecution of the lands previous inhabitants"?
Or the creation of Japan, or of Australia or any nation in South America. Fill in your own favorites. It will apply to most of them, if you go back far enough.
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semichisam01 Did the people that created The USA, Japan, Australia or any nation in south America suffer from similar instances to the Holocaust in the years BEFORE the forced mass displacement, slaughter and persecution of the lands previous inhabitants. And continue to bitch and moan about their treatment during that period? No.

secondly what happened during WW2 changed the worlds general attitude towards Ethnic cleansing. Just not the ones that were being ethnically cleansed it seams...

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Female 5,093
layla_wilson You two managed to reduce a funny video into a race debate, clever! 
My 2 cents: go back far enough and you can find atrocities committed against anyone by anyone. You feel sorry for someone, bam, oh, they killed a whole bunch of people back then. You hate the perpetrator, bam, it turns out they were killed off by a whole bunch of other assholes. Humans just do a lot of fighting and killing historically....
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Male 1,064
emmettyville "The zulus had rhythmic beating. The British had field artillery." You're right. That's pretty funny.

Thank you for your kind words about our cleverness. I don't know whether layla_wilson made better points than I did, but hers may have been more thoroughly thought out.

In any case, none of it was about race, so much as about what people are willing to do to other people to get what they want.
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semichisam01 emmettyville it was funny, but a quote of what was said in the post had (in my opinon) a strong connection to current events in Palestine/Israel, I mentioned it as a means to vent(rather than make a whole post about it which would cause a major divide in opinion as I have previously experienced) . Absolutely nothing wrong with that and same goes for semichisam01's response, debating contradicting and different opinions in an appropriate way is healthy. I completely agree these things have happened throughout Human history, the only difference is since the atrocities of WW2 these actions have become completely inexcusable and out of order. It makes it worse that the most persecuted group of WW2 has founded a country out of the persecution of another group which is still happening to this day.

We cant change the inexcusable killing in the past, but we can stop the inexcusable killing in the present.
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Male 1,064
layla_wilson I have found that it isn't possible to discuss the Israel/Palestine conflict without getting facts tangled up with conflicting opinions about what is actually happening and what that means.
Still, I commend your optimism.

On another note. Classic British humour is situational, and character driven. On this side of the Atlantic, we like a punch line, so we know when to laugh. (Interesting that we are sovereigns and the British are subjects, but we need to be told when to laugh, and they laugh when they please.)  Even Canadians are a bit more like the U.S. than like England in that.

When I say classic, I would point to any comedy routine in any Shakespeare play. Or the entirety of Gammer Gurton's Needle.
The British just keep playing the situation until time runs out. Then they stop. (ref. Monty Python) So the audience can laugh at any point they like.

Vaudeville was an interesting combination of the two styles. It was based on British Music Hall, but as it evolved, the punch line came more into use. (ref. The Sunshine Boys, Milton Berle in the earliest days of TV)

emmetyville, have I brought us back on topic? We value your opinion.
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Female 5,093
semichisam01 Oh thanks.
 I mean sure, the British were generally a bunch of assholes for about a thousand years, (may have calmed down a bit now) and are responsible for the horrendous deaths and torture and slavery of millions in the name of colonisation, but at one point, the same thing happened to them (the Roman invasion of England). My lily-white ancestry from Ireland, Scotland and England has seen probably as much fuckery from other cultures as other later cultures did from England. Scotland has a 5000 year history of invasion, and as for the poor Irish...
Anyway, my point is, no one is without sin here, even smaller cultures that were invaded, attacked and killed each other. Humans are violent and cruel beings when they feel like it.

I also think there is a particular sense of humour required to fully appreciate dry British wit, just like there is fro deadpan New Zealand comedy.
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Male 17,314
emmettyville in a world of terrible cunts, we were the worst, so we ended up owning the world. Times and attitudes have since moved on and we have decided to let all our former colonies revert to their aboriginal owners. You have 48 hours to move out. Leave the sheep.
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Female 5,093
Draculya no, fuck off, I'll go bush and commit random acts of guerrilla warfare.
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