Part way through BEVERLEY (2020.), an award winning, short-film around 'Ska' music. First fiction I've watched in weeks. The TV etc. news is all in all, 'fiction'. I avoid it as far as possible, because it is —the plague, in our house, (if allowed to be?).
Interested in 'Ska'? Beverley is a 'got-to-be-seen'.
The 24 mins. drama, brought the following comments. Gold-dust of an exchange.
reindeer o'stoole the original 60s skinheads was largely black geezers. they listened to bluebeat, dancehall reggae, etc. there was a high proportion of white skins also, although among my mates (Brixton), the skins was probably 70% black at the time. the skinhead revival of the late 70s was predominantly white, and they was listening to early second wave punk (Menace, Sham, etc.). - this is prior to Oi! - yet there was black skinheads involved, such as Delroy who drummed for late 70s punks the Dentists, who ironically are remembered as white power.
Reply;NUBBY39 Can I ask was you around in the beginning of the original Skinhead days ? because you're wrong the black kids in the 60s where rudies not Skinheads ,and was with the Mod scean which was a multicultural scene who also was in to ska and soul music which the Skinhead grew from ,the original Skinheads started after the more working class Mods wanting to stay with there working class roots unlike the middle class Mods who became the flower power hippies ,so the more working class became Skinheads if you look at early Skinhead style it still was very Mod styling including the multicultural thing .
John Clowes Always saddens me looking back when we allowed racists to infiltrate such a harmonious movement. For me it was all about the music and fashion. Two tone suits. Mixtures of Green & Gold. Blue and red. Grey and burgandy. Ben Sherman and Fred Perry. Tassle loafers. Brogues. Crombies. Silk hankies for top pocket. White Stay press. Levi red lable 501s DMs red inch braces. That was the 69 look and movement. Mid to late 70s into the 80s it went from Trogan Reggae. The liquidator. Tighten up volumes 1 2 & 3 To Oie. I mean no offence but what the fuck was all that about? Where's the love in nutting the guy next to yuh? Anyway time moves on I suppose. Peace to my brothers and sisters out there. Remember One Love. ✌️
Reply;Lee Bartlett Two tone suits you mean tonic suits my brother,how many footie grounds is the Liquidator still played(though it’s banned at Wolves just coz we sing about the Smethwick shit to it lol). Blue flame reggae introduced us to the original ska then it morphed into two tone. Fuck OI as racisim is the epitome of ignorance.
How long, if it's taken down, [the clip and Pt.1 was removed, see yesterday's post].
So... How Long, and When and IF, who cares? Do I?
What's to be done eh? Oh for Bill's to rise up and mock us, into submission. Into confession and repentance. Public or private. No change of mind? Best-can, re-post, re-talk, re-write, sing or rap. Cartoons, films...
IF NOT NOW, When? What, wait for the well to run dry before... thirst hits?
Well Done those men: Brian, and "one of us", he interviewed.
What a blessing, businessman Brian, pressed on those years. Now 'for a time like this'. Team and gathered friends are 'in the gap' and standing. How many people must be giving him props and love on the streets and park?
My mate has some 'ish.' with bits of the presentation and thinking from Brian. BUT, on cometh 'C-19', [Lord Jamar' teaching/received. An alt., tag, "makes sense."]; Brian is the popular, info-hub, and we should all be grateful. To the hilt.
Hats off at the approach. As for the Gentleman? The 'Gentle...' What? Big man, "coming out." Makes him a giant.
Much like this one:
Lord Jamar's latest is engrossing and electric. John Salley provides us with the best interview to understand 'power'... with restraint, and quiet confidence. When he 'feels it', emotions flow and 'y'know it'.
"But that is only because evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin".
[Man, operating in the prophetic realm.]
[Discern another rare-up and example:]
['...on the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every saying be established:']
The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air. A blow from a hatchet can only be parried while it is in the air.
There exists to-day a scheme of action, a school of thought, as collective and unmistakable as any of those by whose grouping alone we can make any outline of history. It is as firm a fact as the Oxford Movement, or the Puritans of the Long Parliament; or the Jansenists; or the Jesuits. It is a thing that can be pointed out; it is a thing that can be discussed; and it is a thing that can still be destroyed. It is called for convenience "Eugenics"; and that it ought to be destroyed I propose to prove in the pages that follow. I know that it means very different things to different people; but that is only because evil always takes advantage of ambiguity. I know it is praised with high professions of idealism and benevolence; with silver-tongued rhetoric about purer motherhood and a happier posterity. But that is only because evil is always flattered, as the Furies were called "The Gracious Ones." I know that it numbers many disciples whose intentions are entirely innocent and humane; and who would be sincerely astonished at my describing it as I do. But that is only because evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin. Of these who are deceived I shall speak of course as we all do of such instruments; judging them by the good they think they are doing, and not by the evil which they really do. But Eugenics itself does exist for those who have sense enough to see that ideas exist; and Eugenics itself, in large quantities or small, coming quickly or coming slowly, urged from good motives or bad, applied to a thousand people or applied to three, Eugenics itself is a thing no more to be bargained about than poisoning.
It is not really difficult to sum up the essence of Eugenics: though some of the Eugenists seem to be rather vague about it. The movement consists of two parts: a moral basis, which is common to all, and a scheme of social application which varies a good deal. For the moral basis, it is obvious that man's ethical responsibility varies with his knowledge of consequences. If I were in charge of a baby (like Dr. Johnson in that tower of vision), and if the baby was ill through having eaten the soap, I might possibly send for a doctor. I might be calling him away from much more serious cases, from the bedsides of babies whose diet had been far more deadly; but I should be justified. I could not be expected to know enough about his other patients to be obliged (or even entitled) to sacrifice to them the baby for whom I was primarily and directly responsible. Now the Eugenic moral basis is this; that the baby for whom we are primarily and directly responsible is the babe unborn. That is, that we know (or may come to know) enough of certain inevitable tendencies in biology to consider the fruit of some contemplated union in that direct and clear light of conscience which we can now only fix on the other partner in that union. The one duty can conceivably be as definite as or more definite than the other. The baby that does not exist can be considered even before the wife who does. Now it is essential to grasp that this is a comparatively new note in morality. Of course sane people always thought the aim of marriage was the procreation of children to the glory of God or according to the plan of Nature; but whether they counted such children as God's reward for service or Nature's premium on sanity, they always left the reward to God or the premium to Nature, as a less definable thing. The only person (and this is the point) towards whom one could have precise duties was the partner in the process. Directly considering the partner's claims was the nearest one could get to indirectly considering the claims of posterity. If the women of the harem sang praises of the hero as the Moslem mounted his horse, it was because this was the due of a man; if the Christian knight helped his wife off her horse, it was because this was the due of a woman. Definite and detailed dues of this kind they did not predicate of the babe unborn; regarding him in that agnostic and opportunist light in which Mr. Browdie regarded the hypothetical child of Miss Squeers. Thinking these sex relations healthy, they naturally hoped they would produce healthy children; but that was all. The Moslem woman doubtless expected Allah to send beautiful sons to an obedient wife; but she would not have allowed any direct vision of such sons to alter the obedience itself. She would not have said, "I will now be a disobedient wife; as the learned leech informs me that great prophets are often the children of disobedient wives." The knight doubtless hoped that the saints would help him to strong children, if he did all the duties of his station, one of which might be helping his wife off her horse; but he would not have refrained from doing this because he had read in a book that a course of falling off horses often resulted in the birth of a genius. Both Moslem and Christian would have thought such speculations not only impious but utterly unpractical. I quite agree with them; but that is not the point here.
The point here is that a new school believes Eugenics against Ethics...