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Watching The Seven Ages of Britain.

Note to the presenter:

PUT SOME GODDAMN GLOVES ON WHEN YOU HANDLE 400 YEAR OLD BOOKS UNLESS YOU WANT ME TO REACH THROUGH THE TELEVISION AND PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!

It could be worse. In the first episode he was taking liberties with the Peterborough Chronicles.

But FFS, if you're pawing through artifacts from the Mary Rose, please do not insult every historian, archaeologist and mediaevalist in your audience (or, in other words, almost all of it) by acting as though putting on gloves is an imposition.

Don't make me have to hunt you down and cut your hands off.



And Tyndale's bible was the first in English, and the first to be printed (even if not in England, and not in its entirety). The Greate Byble wasn't even the first complete printed Bible in English. That honour goes to Coverdale.

Stop making shit up, and stop getting your grubby paws over priceless artifacts.


Gah!
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You know how the USA is not really a racist country, and that any problems which black people have there is their own fault, and talk of reparations is just divisive and offensive nonsense because it has been so long since the end of slavery that any further inequality must be their own fault?

Yeah, the technical term for that would be a lie

Douglas A. Blackmon has documented how there was still slavery in the United States until at least the second World War. Not just Forced Labour, or Indentured Servitude, but full-blown chattel slavery, complete with impunity over deaths.
Excerpt from the book )

There are probably still, in 2008, people alive who were arrested on arbitrary grounds, imprisoned for the inability to pay obscenely disproportionate fines, then sold or rented to corporations to be worked under inhuman conditions with no consequences if they were to be killed therefrom.
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Hah! I was right:
Indeed, there have already been calls for sanctification. Good Gods, he's barely cold!


Furthermore, this turned out not to have been so speculative after all, but to have been more or less what actually happened. feh.



In other news, my sister-in-law gave birth last night by c-section to a girl; Kiara Anne.

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