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Ashamed and embarrassed

On 31 Oct 2017 at 5:17am Anonymous wrote:
First time I have ever felt ashamed and embarrassed to be associated with Lewes - but I am. I'm bonfire, but after the posts I've seen on social media recently, I want nothing to do with it this year. Like a pack of baying wolves defending your culturally insensitive position. The 'keep calm, black up' campaign is last straw. Hope it was worth it. I know you don't care, but the rest of the world thinks we're complete morons
On 31 Oct 2017 at 5:20am Mr sensitive wrote:
Bye, shut the door on your way out.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 6:30am Boris wrote:
Anonymous, you are clearly not bonfire.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 7:19am buy wrote:
your fireworks soon. By the way get a 'kin dictionary. Frickin' illiteratus. Kind regards.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 7:38am Bob wrote:
The Times They Are A - Changing'
On 31 Oct 2017 at 7:43am Andymac wrote:
Each to their own, Anonymous, but i do think it's rather revealing that the Diversity Lewes/you're all a bunch of racist yokels/ white middle class guilt complex crowd have all gone rather quiet following the 'Zulu says it's not racist' Guardian article today. Presumably they are all sitting at home trying to work out how to explain that they know more about racism than he does, and why can't he understand he's being oppressed?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 8:05am Ermmmm wrote:
Iím sure the Diversity Lewes DFLs (Donít F***ing Listen) will come up with something to excuse their self indulgent and condescending protestations over recent weeks. Its another example of people trying to attach an issue to something so that they can complain about it and feel self righteous, when in reality that issue never existed. Still, itís bound to all be Bonfireís fault!
On 31 Oct 2017 at 8:08am Sid wrote:
....and none of it is helped by the "we are bonfire, you can't touch us" mentality that is openly promoted by many people in many societies in the town. Bonfire is no longer a local event for local people and needs to play catch up and become more professional. It is big business and should be run on similar lines.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 8:19am citizen kane wrote:
Andymac why on earth would you think that a paid 'Zulu' dancer knows more about racism than those with black faces in our own town. Quite frankly there has been enough posted on this forum and the Lewes facebook page to know that racism is alive and kicking in Lewes.
One mans opinion does not close down the debate, and for you to think that all other black voices should shut up is yet another indicator of that racism.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 9:08am Local2 wrote:
I wish you'd stop painting this as 'bonfire v DFLs'
There are plenty of born and bred Lewesians who haven't always felt comfortable with the zulu stuff. I love everything else about bonfire....
On 31 Oct 2017 at 9:09am Local2 wrote:
... presuambly the same people who think liberal councillors only arrived a few years ago. Oblvious to the fact that Lewes Town Council was lib and lab dominated in the 60s and 70s.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 9:10am Andymac wrote:
Fair enough, Citizen Kane, good to have it confirmed that the Diversity Lewes/you're all a bunch of racist yokels/ white middle class guilt complex crowd DO really believe they know more about racism than a person from the group at which they claim this alleged racism is aimed. And I thought the point is that the group in question is specifically Zulu? Or do you just think that all black people from all black cultures are the same?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 10:44am Eric wrote:
Never mind folks. Have another try next year. Maybe you could have a go at Commercials Indians instead?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 11:20am Hillbilly wrote:
Its the inbreeding that does it. You think I'm joking? Just take a close look at some of those bonfire "families".
On 31 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
Try "native Americans"
On 31 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm Eric wrote:
@The Greek. I thought about using the word redskins but I wasnt sure if it would be acceptable to our local pc fanatics.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 12:38pm Disgusted of Tunbridge W wrote:
If a gentleman of colour were to dress as Henry VIII and whited up would that be racist or just part of the costume?
On 31 Oct 2017 at 12:58pm I'm Henry the Eigth I am wrote:
@Disgusted of Tunbridge W
Of course it wouldn't be rascist! A gentleman of colour would be welcome to dress up as whatever they wanted.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 7:51pm Rest of the world wrote:
Na. We think its quite fun.
On 31 Oct 2017 at 11:40pm Washington wrote:
Fans of the Washington Redskins NFL team no longer dress as native Americans as it's offensive. If die hard fans like that won't do it, it should tell you something about how acceptable that costume is.
On 1 Nov 2017 at 1:44pm Acrington Stanley NFG wrote:
4 skins had to change their name.

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