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From a different age

From a different age

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Il me semble que la lampe est un peu grand pour lui.
Bill Phillips: Carrying it would make his arm ache
Hmmmm.... I try to pretend that age didn't happen...
Bill Phillips: We can't change history nor should we try to re-write it. What we should do is to learn from it and not repeat the mistakes of the past. Sadly we fail to do this, as the rise of the far right and of nationalism is demonstrating right now.
Yes indeed, yet if you read the sports pages in England recently, it seems ( shamefully )that we are not out of it yet
Bill Phillips: We haven't moved very far Frank.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 10 Dec 2018, 06:24
He makes a great subject for a photo, Bill
Bill Phillips: He does Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Dec 2018, 06:27
A wonderful photo! I recall the Sarotti chocolate Maure.
Bill Phillips: I don't imagine they still make that Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Dec 2018, 06:38
Very much so, nice though..
Bill Phillips: But not as far removed as we like to think Chris.
Like they have had to do for eons, Bill, you have made something beautiful out of a history we wish never happened.
Bill Phillips: We can't change the past but we don't have to keep repeating it Ginnie
yes ….
Bill Phillips: Has that much really changed?
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Dec 2018, 08:05
And a different part of the planet.
Bill Phillips: As Louis has pointed out the Moors had a long history of enslaving peoples.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2018, 08:14
Oh dear, yes; the PC police will be up in arms about this.
Bill Phillips: Louis has made a very interesting comment
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Dec 2018, 08:22
A young Moor. They are the people who ruled parts of Southern Europe for 800 years from 711 AD. They raided up in Europe, even as far as Iceland, to enslave people. Yes, black enslaved whites and on no minor scale. At some stage they were driven out and the tables turned. Another item for thought is that in the times prior to the Middle Ages, if you lost the raid or war, you and yours became slaves - doesn't matter what your ancestry was.

Today, everybody gets very unnatural about a black person, especially in Moorish clothing. You probably know about the Dutch issue with Zwarte Pieten - the supposed Moorish assistant of St Nicholas, who was a Turk by birth. People get unnatural about these issues. I agree very much with your reply to Elizabeth.
Bill Phillips: Yes indeed Louis. Slavery was not invented by the British in the 17th Century to fulfil the demands of the American Labour market. Sadly there is still slavery in the world and for many, nominally free, their working conditions are near slavery.
Looks like some of the locals where we are' parts of this place are a right s--t hole.
Bill Phillips: You could say the same of some parts of the UK Michel
PS, the sun is shining here, shorts and tee shirts.
Bill Phillips: Not shining here
Very much of a different age, one for the 'snowflakes' to get upset about!
Bill Phillips: Times change but attitudes don't in a lot of cases and populists tend to appeal to the worst in people
Some people would say there is a ghost in your photo - the green glob.
Bill Phillips: And they might be right Mary
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2018, 14:52
A sign of its time.

I've just seen Michael's PS - shorts and tee shirts..????!!! we're just up the road and it's wellies and multiple layers here!
Bill Phillips: Indeed it is

He is on holiday somewhere in Africa........
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Dec 2018, 17:42
This is now not political correct anymore and back then, quite normal...
I like the picture, love the light.
( we had a sweet candy that was named "negro kiss", banned of course, however we still eat "Joden Koeken" "Jews cookies"....pffffff)
Bill Phillips: We still eat Eccles cakes but as far as I know nobody in Eccles has complained
Very politically incorrect these days - sadly!
Bill Phillips: We judge yesterday by the standards of today and then are offended
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Dec 2018, 02:29
yes, indeed, it certainly is

there was something similar that was often seen in the USA when i was growing up. now it's been years since i've seen one.
Bill Phillips: The world has changed but sometimes not as much as we like to think
You made a fine image here, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Ray

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