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Old 08.03.2019, 18:46
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Calling other cultures arrogant and "unaware", as they seem to you...isn't exactly ahead of the PC-curve. It is a tad insulting, excluding and marginalizing. My 2 centimes.

Anyways, I think people will shrug off those racist clowns pretty fast. The community will think about what happened and why, but I can see the Swiss community being already ahead in the non-outrage attitude. And I do not think it is because they'd ignore the issue or because they'd be unawae.
I didn't. I said there were pockets of those things in every privileged environment. You're editorialising.
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Old 08.03.2019, 18:53
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I didn't. I said there were pockets of those things in every privileged environment. You're editorialising.
To be fair, Rufus, I had difficulties understanding your previous post due to all the acronyms.
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Old 08.03.2019, 18:53
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Your typical posting behaviour, after 4-5 posts you resort to insults. Goodbye.
Yes goodbye. Troll.

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Please start another thread if you want to discuss Switzerland’s role in WW2. This thread focuses on racism under the guise of fun at Fasnacht.
Perhas UrsMax ought to have started another thread instead of bringing is hatred of the British and its past empire into this one, first?
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Old 08.03.2019, 18:59
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That can't be it.

Saying that Gay men should be locked up to starve to death or that African people are inferior would ruin somebody's political and social career. However wearing a shirt of somebody who just did that is perfectly o.k. as long as you wear it from somebody who is on the left spectrum of politics.
That's also a question distance, both temporal and geographical. I'm not saying all are looked at equally but your comparison doesn't work. Maybe it's also a question if the person is still alive, not sure. Anyway, the benchmarks for living persons have drastically changed in the last 10-20 years.
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Old 08.03.2019, 19:10
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As I wrote, put me on your ignore list or just don't read my posts. You can make that choice, can't you?
Please don't ask to be ignored your posts are irresistible.
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Old 08.03.2019, 19:21
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To be fair, Rufus, I had difficulties understanding your previous post due to all the acronyms.
PC = political correctness

Ymmv - Your mileage may vary (used a lot on this forum)
CH - Switzerland

NIMBY = not in my back yard.

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Old 08.03.2019, 20:12
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After the Faschnacht in Brunnen.

Not really sure that a KKK march is in the spirit of Fasnacht, especially as those taking part appeared to have neo-Nazi links.





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Wow. Took you so long to get the name right
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Old 08.03.2019, 20:12
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Even Prince Harry succumbed to poor judgement at one point in his life.
Meanwhile in lancashire


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...weekend-865608
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Old 08.03.2019, 21:09
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Wow. Took you so long to get the name right
It took two mods to get it right.

(I'm not saying which one went the whole twenty-two yards to get it finally right).
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Old 08.03.2019, 22:49
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sorry but there is a line to tolerance - and the KKK is way beyond tolerance imho. Perhaps a bit of reading might help, start with 'Mudbound' perhaps. I can't begin to imagine what anyone in the crowd that day at Fassnacht would have felt about the parade- who had a family who had gone through these KKK days- or the impression it gives of Switzerland, when photos of the event are on everyone's TV or computer screen, or in the Press, all over the world, last few days.

Your comments about an official list of acceptable costumes reminded me of a school trip I took to Dieppe. One of the kids, about 13, was a bit 'different' but i always agreed to take the kids other teachers didn't want to take responsibility for (coud write a book re the experiences that led to- some beyond bizarre but generally all good in the end- and it made a difference long term to the kids).
We found out he was throwing banana skins from his window onto cars parked across the road from the Hostel. When we spoke to him about it - he said 'but it doesn't say in the rules about not throwing banana skins across the road' - most kids know, without being told, what is right or wrong- without it being written in a 'list'.
God, yes. This. Some things shouldn't be forbidden (only) by law, it's our education and the education we give our kids that is responsible. Dismissing the whole story under the "kids will be kids" is just...dishonest. This wasn't about some silly newly found PC terms or whatever silly story.

Riight. Have fun everyone.
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Old 08.03.2019, 23:05
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God, yes. This. Some things shouldn't be forbidden (only) by law, it's our education and the education we give our kids that is responsible. Dismissing the whole story under the "kids will be kids" is just...dishonest. This wasn't about some silly newly found PC terms or whatever silly story.

Riight. Have fun everyone.
As the story has developed, it has been made clear by almost every poster that this is not a case of “kids will be kids.” It’s a shame you’ve chosen to be selective in your reading instead of following the whole thread.
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As the story has developed, it has been made clear by almost every poster that this is not a case of “kids will be kids.” It’s a shame you’ve chosen to be selective in your reading instead of following the whole thread.
She's got 3/4 of the forum on ignore.
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Old 08.03.2019, 23:19
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Very very wise, for sure.
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Old 08.03.2019, 23:30
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I just find it slightly ironic that people from countries with a long history and ongoing problem with active racism (slavery, Jim Crow, starving Irish, Indians and whoever else, driving while black, etc etc ad nauseam) are getting bent out of shape because a handful of shitstirrers in the Swiss equivalent of King's Lynn decided to make a nuisance of themselves for Fasnacht.

We Anglos hardly have the moral high ground here.
Yup exactly.

And although things like blackface may finally be over in the us, it is apparently still OK to dress up like Indians and call it supporting a certain sports team.
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Old 08.03.2019, 23:41
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sorry but there is a line to tolerance - and the KKK is way beyond tolerance imho. Perhaps a bit of reading might help, start with 'Mudbound' perhaps.'.
Or how about starting off by reading the history of the Democrat party?
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Very very wise, for sure.
Haha, I wish. Anyways, this "list" is not very efficient technically speaking. I let (more like in I'm aknowledging) everyone live in their own bubble. The whole episode is amusing, lousy justifications.
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God, yes. This. Some things shouldn't be forbidden (only) by law, it's our education and the education we give our kids that is responsible. Dismissing the whole story under the "kids will be kids" is just...dishonest. This wasn't about some silly newly found PC terms or whatever silly story.

Riight. Have fun everyone.
How would it be if they dressed as Nazi Gestapo. Certainly a different story. And these KKK arseholes are just as bad. But of course its Swiss typical hypocricy
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How would it be if they dressed as Nazi Gestapo. Certainly a different story. And these KKK arseholes are just as bad. But of course its Swiss typical hypocricy
What an odd thing to say considering the group will probably be charged for violating the law.
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He made difficult and unpopular decisions in a time of war.

Perhaps the U.K. should have just stayed out of it like Switzerland?
He did deploy the Black and Tans in Ireland but if that’s not enough for your version of a war crime gassing the Kurds and the Afghans ought to do it or the Bengal famine.

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the group will probably be charged for violating the law.
Which law?

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