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Attempted Mass Murder Gets Celebrated Whilst Fictional Racism Makes Headline News (Or The World Has Gone Completely Mad)

Have you heard about the country which is about to celebrate a case of attempted mass murder (the fact that the culprits were caught before it happened - or at least one of them, Guy Fawkes, was - is beside the point).

Yes - Ladies and Gentlemen, Dames en Heren, Meinen Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs - the UK is going to celebrate the attempted blowing up of the English Parliament on the 5th of November.  This is an historical event which actually happened a few centuries ago.  However, I thought the British Government had recently passed a law making the "glorification of terrorism" a criminal offence???  If attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament is not an Act of Terrorism I don't know what is!!!  Not only that but an effigy of Guy Fawkes (a Catholic - That is "promoting Religious Hatred") is sometimes burnt as part of the festivities - yet nobody bats an eyelid!

Over the North Sea - in Holland - they are having a rather interesting argument which has actually made headline news over there (baffling me in the process).  On 5 December the Dutch celebrate a festival called "Sinterklaas".  The argument is over Sint Nickolaas's helper - a guy called "Zwarte Piet" (or "Black Pete").  Now - you have to remember that both "Sinterkaas" and "Zwarte Piet" are fictional characters as in they don't exist.

I admit that white people "blacking up" to play "Zwarte Piet" can be seen as racist.  However, the people who dress up as "Sinterklaas" could also be risking arrest for impersonating a bishop or priest (that is what the Dutch "Sinterklaas" looks like).  And the English "Santa Claus" or "Father Christmas" could be arrested for promoting obesity, cruelty to Elves, and feeding Rudolph and his mates on Class A Drugs (how else do you expect a group of reindeer to fly???).

I am sorry but I could understand it if the British were trying to get Bonfire Night banned and the Dutch decided to treat the "Zwarte Piet" saga as a bit of fun.  Not this way round though.

We really need to get some perspective on historical fact and fiction!

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