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Ron The Bear

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Yeah and he chose to walk away.

Then chose to come back and take a knee.
He didn't do a great job of explaining his actions and chose discretion as the better part of valour to save his cricket career. It seems he is a principled man, but not that principled.

Meanwhile nobody noticed that the Sri Lankans didn't take a knee.
 

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Ron The Bear

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Yes, easily riled when you get called out. You're not fooling too many in this thread
Mate, I just told you what my thoughts were and you threw something completely different back at me.

Unfortunately this is becoming a recurring theme on BF. Recently read that 50% of Tasmanian adults are functionally illiterate and I'd have no problem suggesting that extends to the other states as a result of our failing education system.
 

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Mate, I just told you what my thoughts were and you threw something completely different back at me.

Unfortunately this is becoming a recurring theme on BF. Recently read that 50% of Tasmanian adults are functionally illiterate and I'd have no problem suggesting that extends to the other states as a result of our failing education system.
I'm merely suggesting that the most likely person in that situation to mention BLM would be you. It's hardly 'something completely different'.
 

Ron The Bear

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I'm merely suggesting that the most likely person in that situation to mention BLM would be you. It's hardly 'something completely different'.
One more time for the slow: I have no issue with cricketers adopting taking a knee as a universal symbol of solidarity against racism provided it is not typecast as support for BLM.
 

Father Jack

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One more time for the slow: I have no issue with cricketers adopting taking a knee as a universal symbol of solidarity against racism provided it is not typecast as support for BLM.
I know what you said, it's just that I think that you would self-sabotage via the escape route you've already set out so you wouldn't have to perform an anti-racism gesture.
 

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He didn't do a great job of explaining his actions and chose discretion as the better part of valour to save his cricket career. It seems he is a principled man, but not that principled.

Meanwhile nobody noticed that the Sri Lankans didn't take a knee.
I was wondering about that. And the Indians and Paki's for that matter. Why would they grovel and kneel. I bet they are secretly laughing at what most of the white fellas are forced to do right now.
 

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Father Jack

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I was wondering about that. And the Indians and Paki's for that matter. Why would they grovel and kneel. I bet they are secretly laughing at what most of the white fellas are forced to do right now.
I'm sure if you actually think about it for more than five seconds you might figure out why this is a bit of a nonsense argument.
 

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What, in your personal opinion, did BLM mean?
Why has it lost all meaning now?

I just want your personal opinion on this.
It's a slogan a movement, an organisation.

At its heart it was a lot of fed up people protesting against police brutality. There was way too frequent footage of black Americans being horrifically murdered by police. It was organic, it spread worldwide, sports people got on board if they chose too, most did.
 

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