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Post by Penderyn on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:35 pm

Has anyone else noticed how socialism is being rubbed out of current history?   In the  (very striking) show that opened the Olympics, where was the Labour movement?    In Literature, where is G.B.Shaw - or even Brecht?    Why are various now-dead committed socialists now constantly described as 'liberals'?    We are moving back to Victorian values all right - a relative of mine living at the end of a terrace recently had her dry-stone garden wall stolen - but it seems to me a bit much to pretend to be living in the 1860's.   Has anyone seen the Ministry of Truth at it?
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:54 pm

Did you see the same Olympic opening ceremony that was shown in England? The principal sections of the artistic display represented Britain's Industrial Revolution, National Health Service, literary heritage, popular music and culture, and were noted for their vibrant storytelling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics_opening_ceremony
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Post by Penderyn on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:38 pm

oftenwrong wrote:Did you see the same Olympic opening ceremony that was shown in England?  The principal sections of the artistic display represented Britain's Industrial Revolution, National Health Service, literary heritage, popular music and culture, and were noted for their vibrant storytelling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics_opening_ceremony
I was talking about the Labour Movement.   Where was that, please?   You know - Chartists, votes, unions, the Labour Party, stuff like that?   All my ancestors lives back two hundred years were carefully eliminated.
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:34 pm

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Post by Penderyn on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:03 pm

There was the co-operative movement, too - or rather there wasn't. It all looks very like the Merthyr Rising, the March on Newport and the Rebecca actions in our country - all carefully turned into 'riots' and eliminated from history
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