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>> No. 65475 Are Moaty
22nd May 2020
Friday 4:25 pm
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>> No. 65476 Moralfag
22nd May 2020
Friday 4:34 pm
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I want to write a "forbidden romance" story about a pair of moped thieves from a string masculine background who only get to feel real happiness when they're out looking for people to rob, one with his arms around the other on the back of his moped, dreading the moment when they see a target and he has to jump off to smash their head in with a hammer as in that moment he must let go of his beloved.
>> No. 65477 R4GE
22nd May 2020
Friday 5:05 pm
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I think one of the first chapters in The Third Policeman is like that. I got a bit bored of that book after it gave me false expectations over how weird the rest of it would be.
>> No. 65478 Samefag
22nd May 2020
Friday 5:11 pm
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I've already gotten angry about this but I'll do it again

-People did complain government advice and messaging was confusing or ineffective, they also originally encouraged people to harvest veg at the wrong time.

-people were demonstrably unhappy with the way the government was handling it - do people not know what happened to Chamberlain? How Churchill came to lead in the first place?

-Churchill did actually complain that they should have built more spitfires prior to WW2.

-There was a special ration book for vegetarians

-The women's territorials complained about their uniforms and they were changed to suit them

-People hoarded, there was black marketeering, people did ignore air raid sirens and blackouts - "put that light out" isn't just a jolly comedy phrase, but a thing that ARP wardens had to put their lives on the line to remind people to stop being so fucking stupid.

-I recently learned that the "keep calm and carry on" posters never made it to print largely because everyone they asked thought it was a bit sinister and oppressive.

people can fuck off, I cannot wait for these morons to die out.
>> No. 65479 Billbob
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:13 pm
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The whole thing's pretty weird, I'm not sure what your problem with it is.
>> No. 65480 Paedofag
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:14 pm
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Also the "blitz spirit" was total bollocks. There was a huge spike in rapes and burglaries during the blackouts. The London Underground was initially closed at night, because the authorities were worried that the poor might take up permanent residence in the underground system if they were allowed to shelter there; the gates were only opened after several weeks of bombing to avert the threat of rioting.

We don't remember the war, we remember the propaganda.
>> No. 65481 Auntiefucker
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:18 pm
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It went from intriguing weird to boring weird.
>> No. 65494 Samefag
22nd May 2020
Friday 9:27 pm
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There is truly nothing more insufferable to me than 40-70 somethings acting like they won WW2 because they grew up in a time when the Food Standards Agency was more lax and "remember the 3 day working week" no I don't you cunt it sounds lovely.

>We don't remember the war, we remember the propaganda.
Christ Almighty, I have rarely read such a precise and true statement.
>> No. 65498 Samefag
22nd May 2020
Friday 10:57 pm
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People recollecting gathering round the radio to listen to Churchill's famous "fight them on the beaches" speech in 1940, complete fabrication. I remember reading a book called "Voices of Collective Remembering" which had a bit about US WW2 vets who were actually present during operations and saw the action first hand change their memories of the events to fit later revisionist political and cultural narratives that are pushed for whatever reason that have nothing to do with what actually happened.
>> No. 65499 Crabkiller
22nd May 2020
Friday 11:10 pm
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Or maybe that's just what you think you remember reading?
>> No. 65500 Ambulancelad
22nd May 2020
Friday 11:40 pm
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May well be, popular imagination is often a release mechanism for whatever challenges a notion of exceptionalism. Brave lads going over the top is what we're told instead of largely helpless mechanised slaughter and grown men wetting themselves out of absolute terror.

I saw the picture in the OP posted on Twitter by dear dear dear Lord Ashcroft. He's like Alan Sugar but without the chequered background of selling wonky computers.
>> No. 65501 Anonymous
23rd May 2020
Saturday 1:45 am
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Me nan's on .gs! Callooh! Callay!
>> No. 65503 Anonymous
23rd May 2020
Saturday 3:07 am
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And, didst thou slay the nanny?
>> No. 65505 Auntiefucker
23rd May 2020
Saturday 3:39 am
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Comparing the hysterical flu nonsense to WW2 is pretty funny

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