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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 26 May 21 10.54am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Comparatively we probably were.

However, that's subjective. I don't believe there is an objective way of looking at it. If you panned out you could say that undeveloped societies are always going to be exploited by more developed ones, because elites always want more power. The Romans did that in Britain but ultimately it gave Britain several technological advances....as Monty Python correctly summarized. The same happened to Africa....though I won't deny bad things happened...especially by the Belgians.

Sure I probably have rose tinted glasses or maybe you have cracked ones. It depends on who is looking at us and what their perspective is.

Edited by Stirlingsays (25 May 2021 10.53pm)

...or indeed the Germans. They colonized one tiny corner of the Continent and still couldn't help committing genocide; and that was when it was less fashionable to do so.

 

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Originally posted by silvertop

...or indeed the Germans. They colonized one tiny corner of the Continent and still couldn't help committing genocide; and that was when it was less fashionable to do so.

I didn't know about that, thanks for the heads up.

 


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Originally posted by DanH

I agree with you say - pure equality of opportunity is impossible but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try and reduce any obvious barriers based on prejudices rather than ability.

When you say "we" should try to reduce barriers to equal opportunity, do you mean the government? Presumably you would like to private education to be abolished, but what else can the state do to equalise opportunity?

 

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Originally posted by JRW2

When you say "we" should try to reduce barriers to equal opportunity, do you mean the government? Presumably you would like to private education to be abolished, but what else can the state do to equalise opportunity?

So should I infer from your silence, DanH, that you don't think there's anything new that the state can do to reduce barriers to equality? If that's your view, I agree. As I said in my only other post on this topic, it's all too easy for those advocating equality to say what shouldn't be done, but extremely hard to say what should be done.

 

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Dan says you shouldn't imply all Jews were successful (which wasn't suggested)....

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he will often put words into your mouth, and then take offence at what was said.

 


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