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How many members of Diversity Lewes does it take..

On 27 Oct 2017 at 10:42pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
...to change a lightbulb?
Before the lightbulb can change it must first recognise that it is racist.
On 27 Oct 2017 at 11:00pm We'vehadourfun w wrote:
Has anyone worked out how to view the names on the petition 836 signatures? I've signed it guy fawkes from all of my email accounts and asked them directly to view it...........waiting?..........waiting......
On 27 Oct 2017 at 11:05pm Talking of that... wrote:
Whatever happened to Transition Town Lewes, Lewes Phoenix Rising, the Lewes Pound, the Lewes Community Land Trust...
On 28 Oct 2017 at 6:55am BB wrote:
The question "Whatever happened to...?" has a simple and entirely true answer: "without purpose and all gone". They never came from Lewes anyway and never belonged here. Bonfire honour and tradition goes on and on. And it is time the flimsy Greens, liberals and socialists were all voted off the town council anyway. There's too much money at stake for irresponsibility and myth to be allowed through the Town Hall doors.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 9:06am @BB wrote:
Very well said, Sir. There is currently a cancer in local politics from the likes of Makepeace, Rowell, etc.

Thankfully, they're currently rather powerless. But I do fear for the future as their brand of politics is based on tearing down traditions of the past for some homogenous new world order.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 9:10am Socialist Bonfire Boy wrote:
This just demonstrates how campaigns like this play right into the hands of the political right.
Well done Diversity Lewes. Nice job.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 12:38pm Sad wrote:
Yeah, not sure how defending traditions translates into turning the town into a right wing utopia. It's almost as if the diversity lot might have a point...
On 28 Oct 2017 at 2:08pm @Sad wrote:
You'll need to unpack that one for me a bit.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 4:35pm Sad wrote:
The responses above and others on different threads show that the tiny yet vocal minority of actual small minded racists in Lewes are seeing this whole debacle as justification of their opinions. Hence posts blaming "lefty liberals" and telling people to go back where they came from, even though there are probably other people like me who were born in Lewes, still live here, vote Comservative and yet think Borough should stop blacking up. It's not a political debate, it's a cultural one but bigots are going to try to make political capital out of it, as BB so ably demonstrated above.
On 28 Oct 2017 at 5:05pm @Sad wrote:
Just because some right wingers try to use it for their own purposes does not mean the rest of us should not still argue our case.
The tragic thing about this is that there is am answer. One that I am sure would be followed if people thought for one second that would be the end of it. But it won't be. Next it will be the native Americans etc. etc.
On 30 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm Blacklight wrote:
Has more right to be changed than white.

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