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May Day Morris Dancers Become Woke?!
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Political correctness strikes again.
It must be nice when you can destroy customs and call it diversity, now lets kill them racist zebras.



Quote:May Day Morris dancers wear blue makeup over racism concerns

'A group of Morris dancers have changed their face paint from black to blue following concerns over racism.

Members of the Hook Eagle Morris Men showcased their new look at a performance near Hook, Hampshire,
to mark the May Day dawn earlier. A statement was issued last year calling for dancing groups to eliminate
the use of full-face black makeup.

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Evil white men with their truncheons.

Dancer John Ellis, 70, said it was "by far and away the biggest change" in the group's 30-year history.
The call to stop the use of black makeup on the face was issued by cross-county group the Joint Morris
Organisations in June in response to the Black Lives matter movement.

In a statement, it said its traditions do not operate in a vacuum.
"While no Morris dancer wants to cause offence, we must recognise that full-face black or other skin tone makeup
is a practice that has the potential to cause deep hurt," it said. Mr Ellis said other Morris troupes had adapted their
face paints to different colours too, with some going green and a group in Kent opting for yellow and black stripes.

He said the tradition of covering faces with soot derived from poor farm workers in the 1400s who would use it to
disguise themselves so they could beg - which was illegal at the time. That historical tradition "died out", he said,
but was revived in the 1970s by Border Morris dancers - a dance type which originated in villages along the border
of England and Wales.

"We adopted this idea because the dancing is really easy, good fun and we quite like the idea of dancing in disguise,"
Mr Ellis added. He said there were only three people in the audience on Saturday morning, including a photographer
and cafe owner, but felt this was "pretty good" given the performance took place shortly after 05:00 BST.

Mr Ellis said it was "fantastic" to be back performing after a 16-month absence caused by the coronavirus pandemic...'
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#2
Isn't this insulting to the Picts?

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#3
I can sleep better now knowing Morris Dancers are blue. 

Now I need to find out what Morris Dancers are.
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#4
I am furious! 

Smurf lives matter!
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(05-01-2021, 07:09 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Isn't this insulting to the Picts?

Cheers

No matter what one does these days you do not have to look to far to find someone claiming they are offended. We need to write an apocalypse story about how all the soi boys and girls end up when the SHTF for real !!
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Staying with the politically-correct Morris Dancers, other aspects of the traditional May Day festivals in the UK were
not altered because of diversity fear. Of course, this may be that the effigy burned was called 'the Whicker MAN!'



Quote:WICKER FLICKER Druids burn 30ft wicker man as part of ancient May Day ritual

'Druids burn a 30ft wicker man as part of a May Day tradition yesterday.
The centuries-old bonfire ritual is associated with the arrival of summer, and flames rose up at the Beltain ­Festival
near Chalton, Hampshire.

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Meanwhile, Morris dancers swapped traditional black face paint for blue as they performed near Hook.
The governing body called for other colours following Black Lives Matter protests. The Hook Eagle Morris Men performed
near Hook, Hampshire, to mark May Day dawn .

Dancer John Ellis, 70, said: “It’s by far and away the biggest if not really the only change we’ve experienced.”
Other troupes had gone for green and one in Kent opted for yellow and black stripes...'
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(05-02-2021, 02:39 AM)727Sky Wrote:
(05-01-2021, 07:09 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Isn't this insulting to the Picts?

Cheers

No matter what one does these days you do not have to look to far to find someone claiming they are offended. We need to write an apocalypse story about how all the soi boys and girls end up when the SHTF for real !!

That would be a short story indeed!

"They all died. Bodies everywhere, rotting in the sun. The end".

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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

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