When i observe the word "activist"

I tend instead to think of "pest",

Often wishing they would desist

And spare us the charge for their arrest!






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M.C. Newberry

Sun 16th Jan 2022 19:27

Greg - I have to agree about that odd state of affairs. But I
suspect that my time saw stronger and more independent
leadership from the likes of Sir Robert Mark et al. - willing
to steer a path that kept a healthy detachment from too much party political demand and influence.

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Greg Freeman

Sun 16th Jan 2022 17:57

Certainly, your former employers are being remarkably inactive at the moment, MC!

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 16th Jan 2022 16:30

The clue is in my use of the word "often". My primary aim was
at those who seem to make a career of activism - and there ARE
such people...known and recognised in my own working life as
"rent-a-mob"= self-righteous zealots who eagerly climb aboard
any passing bandwagon that attracts their attention for whatever
(?) reason.

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kJ Walker

Sat 15th Jan 2022 09:36

I'm not sure where I stand on this one.

On the one hand, when you get "activists" operating outside the law, causing disruption and damage, they are criminals. I don't care how just their cause, they should face the consequences for their crimes.

On the other hand. When politicians- such as Thatcher. Use the police force as their own private army then I have to come down on the other side.

As I say, I'm not sure where I stand.

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John Coopey

Fri 14th Jan 2022 23:56

Suffragettes, MC?

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keith jeffries

Fri 14th Jan 2022 23:19

A poem to disagree with. Poetry has historically been the voice of dissent. Is not the activist a poet in action?
Thank you for this

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