On 4 Nov 2017 at 10:30am MissyE wrote:
After their victory with the borough the middle age middle class ladies that like to be offended by bonfire have now set their sights on the Cliffe no Popery banner as their next take down! Now there is a negotiation I would enjoy witnessing.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 11:46am Sheriff wrote:
The obvious next one is tp starting rounding up and hanging the smugglers. Common criminals that they are.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 12:03pm Bert wrote:
Aren't smugglers just tax avoiders ? Now thats definitely not PC and not to be encouraged.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 12:04pm Mark wrote:
The oil drums with Castrol and the names of other oil companies are on the streets all ready for to dousing of torches. Similar to drums that the martyrs would have been burnt standing in. This is what Bonfire is all about. Not trivial squabbles about Zulu costumes.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 12:07pm Nobby wrote:
There is no way CBS would lie down and have their bellies tickled.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 12:52pm Smelly wrote:
Why are people of Lewes against pot pourri?
On 4 Nov 2017 at 1:02pm Just saying wrote:
A more likely "Take down" would be Commercial Squares' Confederate soldiers. Why would you "Tribute" a force that tried to defend they right to carry on the slave trade?
On 4 Nov 2017 at 1:28pm Justback wrote:
Just got back after 3months tour in Iraq. Can't believe what I've read looks like borough have joined Waterloo capitulating and are now carnival with their history in tatters
On 4 Nov 2017 at 1:46pm Clifford wrote:
Just saying wrote: 'Why would you "Tribute" a force that tried to defend they right to carry on the slave trade?'
No, Just Saying, the Confederacy wasn't defending the right to carry on the slave trade. The importation of slaves into the United States had been abolished in 1807. The Confederacy was fighting on the principle of states' rights to govern their own affairs, which included the right to continue slave holding.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 2:40pm Just saying wrote:
They still kept slaves and traded them between plantations whilst caring out barbaric punishments. Not something to be proud of or celebrate.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 2:51pm Dreamer wrote:
@Clifford: You are right, it wasn't about the right to import slaves. It was solely about the right to hold and sell slaves. Read the original secession documents: they are very clear on that. States' Rights only came up as a fig leaf after the end of the Civil War. Anyone who claims anything else, never actually did any reading of original historic sources.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 5:48pm Susan wrote:
This has NOTHING to do with Racism, Religion or anything else it is NOW just Tradition. !!!! Can all these silly issues now Stop !!!
On 4 Nov 2017 at 7:12pm Dreamer wrote:
Susan, you also need to do some reading. If there is a single thing Bonfire has to do with it is religion. Guy Fawkes, the Martyrs... How can it even cross your mind that it has nothing to do with religion.
It is about religion, discrimination based on religion, torture and maiming.
On 4 Nov 2017 at 11:40pm Atheist wrote:
It really amuses me people getting so upset about Catholics burning Protestants, when Protestants were also burning Catholics. As if the 'No Popery' banner has anything to do with Christianity. It's simply 'My team is better than your team'. Rational people know that both teams are absurd.
On 5 Nov 2017 at 1:49am Idiot wrote:
Can we just agree that Cliffe are a sad sight these days ? Never seen such ramshackle processions.
On 8 Nov 2017 at 12:22pm At the Stake wrote:
How many Catholics did Protestants burn in Lewes then Atheist? Don't you think that might have something to do with it?