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Comparing John Cleese to someone who wants to keep the statues of Confederate slave-owners in places of honour and maintained courtesy of the public dollar. Cute. :roll:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Clee ... d_politics

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Cleese (and the other members of Python) have contributed their services to charitable endeavours and causes—sometimes as an ensemble, at other times as individuals. The cause that has been the most frequent and consistent beneficiary has been the human rights work of Amnesty International via The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows. The idea of the Ball was conceived by Cleese, with Huffington Post stating "in 1976 he "friended" the then-struggling Amnesty International (according to Martin Lewis, the very notion of Human Rights was then not the domain of hipsters and students, but just of foreign-policy wonks) first with a cheque signed "J. Cleese" — and then by rounding up "a few friends" to put on a show." Many musicians have publicly attributed their activism—and the organisation of their own benefit events—to the inspiration of the work in this field of Cleese and the rest of Python, such as Bob Geldof (organiser of Live Aid), U2, Pete Townshend, and Sting. On the impact of the Ball on Geldof, Sting states, "he took the 'Ball' and ran with it."

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In 2008, Cleese expressed support for Barack Obama and his presidential candidacy, offering his services as a speech writer. He was an outspoken critic of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, saying that "Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin". The same year, he wrote a satirical poem about Fox News commentator Sean Hannity for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

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In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2014, Cleese expressed political interest about the UK Independence Party, saying that although he was in doubt as to whether he was prepared to vote for it, he was attracted to its challenge to the established political order and the radicalism of its policies on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union. He expressed support for immigration, but also concern about the integration of immigrants into British culture.

Talking to Der Spiegel in 2015, Cleese expressed a critical view on what he saw as a plutocracy that was unhealthily developing control of the governance of the First World's societies, stating that he had reached a point when he "saw that our existence here is absolutely hopeless. I see the rich have got a stranglehold on us. If somebody had said that to me when I was 20, I would have regarded him as a left-wing loony."

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During then-Republican nominee Donald Trump's run for the US Presidency in 2016, Cleese described Trump as "a narcissist, with no attention span, who doesn't have clear ideas about anything and makes it all up as he goes along". He had previously described the leadership of the Republican Party as "the most cynical, most disgracefully immoral people I've ever come across in a Western civilisation".

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In May 2019, Cleese repeated his previous statement that London was no longer an English city, saying "virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it... I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU." London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded, "These comments make John Cleese sound like he's in character as Basil Fawlty. Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. We are proudly the English capital, a European city and a global hub." Cleese added, "I suspect I should apologise for my affection for the Englishness of my upbringing, but in some ways I found it calmer, more polite, more humorous, less tabloid, and less money-oriented than the one that is replacing it."

In 2020, Cleese opposed the BBC's removal of the Fawlty Towers episode "The Germans" from the UKTV streaming service after protests over the death of George Floyd, stating that the program was mocking prejudice with its use of a character who uttered racial slurs. "If they can't see that, if people are too stupid to see that, what can one say," said Cleese. UKTV later restored the episode with a disclaimer about its content.


So, Cleese is:

- pro Amnesty International and anti police state
- pro Obama, pro Democrat, anti GOP, anti the likes of Sarah Palin, Trump, and the other right-wing shits
- pro immigration, with a deep concern for preserving the existing culture
- anti plutocrat (i.e. against the mega-wealthy)

Just thought that these things, what John Cleese has done for others and what he actually believes in, should be made known. Y'know, just to make everyone informed before he ends up in the existential gulag for offending the children of today. :|


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:33 am
 


I'm sorry, who is Steve Shives? Why do I give a single fuck about whatever tripe he has to say about John Cleese?

This guy prattles on about John Cleese and Rickey Gervais being past their prime like he's accomplished so much more than them. This guy's greatest claim to fame was probably banging his girlfriend in an Appleby's women's washroom. While the restaurant was open.

I fucking hate society.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:02 am
 


I fucking hate videos made by people who actually think that their opinion matters.


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Thanos Thanos:
Comparing John Cleese to someone who wants to keep the statues of Confederate slave-owners in places of honour and maintained courtesy of the public dollar. Cute. :roll:

FYI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Clee ... d_politics

$1:
Cleese (and the other members of Python) have contributed their services to charitable endeavours and causes—sometimes as an ensemble, at other times as individuals. The cause that has been the most frequent and consistent beneficiary has been the human rights work of Amnesty International via The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows. The idea of the Ball was conceived by Cleese, with Huffington Post stating "in 1976 he "friended" the then-struggling Amnesty International (according to Martin Lewis, the very notion of Human Rights was then not the domain of hipsters and students, but just of foreign-policy wonks) first with a cheque signed "J. Cleese" — and then by rounding up "a few friends" to put on a show." Many musicians have publicly attributed their activism—and the organisation of their own benefit events—to the inspiration of the work in this field of Cleese and the rest of Python, such as Bob Geldof (organiser of Live Aid), U2, Pete Townshend, and Sting. On the impact of the Ball on Geldof, Sting states, "he took the 'Ball' and ran with it."

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In 2008, Cleese expressed support for Barack Obama and his presidential candidacy, offering his services as a speech writer. He was an outspoken critic of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, saying that "Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin". The same year, he wrote a satirical poem about Fox News commentator Sean Hannity for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

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In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2014, Cleese expressed political interest about the UK Independence Party, saying that although he was in doubt as to whether he was prepared to vote for it, he was attracted to its challenge to the established political order and the radicalism of its policies on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union. He expressed support for immigration, but also concern about the integration of immigrants into British culture.

Talking to Der Spiegel in 2015, Cleese expressed a critical view on what he saw as a plutocracy that was unhealthily developing control of the governance of the First World's societies, stating that he had reached a point when he "saw that our existence here is absolutely hopeless. I see the rich have got a stranglehold on us. If somebody had said that to me when I was 20, I would have regarded him as a left-wing loony."

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During then-Republican nominee Donald Trump's run for the US Presidency in 2016, Cleese described Trump as "a narcissist, with no attention span, who doesn't have clear ideas about anything and makes it all up as he goes along". He had previously described the leadership of the Republican Party as "the most cynical, most disgracefully immoral people I've ever come across in a Western civilisation".

-------

In May 2019, Cleese repeated his previous statement that London was no longer an English city, saying "virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it... I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU." London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded, "These comments make John Cleese sound like he's in character as Basil Fawlty. Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. We are proudly the English capital, a European city and a global hub." Cleese added, "I suspect I should apologise for my affection for the Englishness of my upbringing, but in some ways I found it calmer, more polite, more humorous, less tabloid, and less money-oriented than the one that is replacing it."

In 2020, Cleese opposed the BBC's removal of the Fawlty Towers episode "The Germans" from the UKTV streaming service after protests over the death of George Floyd, stating that the program was mocking prejudice with its use of a character who uttered racial slurs. "If they can't see that, if people are too stupid to see that, what can one say," said Cleese. UKTV later restored the episode with a disclaimer about its content.


So, Cleese is:

- pro Amnesty International and anti police state
- pro Obama, pro Democrat, anti GOP, anti the likes of Sarah Palin, Trump, and the other right-wing shits
- pro immigration, with a deep concern for preserving the existing culture
- anti plutocrat (i.e. against the mega-wealthy)

Just thought that these things, what John Cleese has done for others and what he actually believes in, should be made known. Y'know, just to make everyone informed before he ends up in the existential gulag for offending the children of today. :|

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I would rep if I could. You have been on a roll the last few days. Looks like you are finding your posting mojo again. Thats good to see because no one does it better.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:52 am
 


rickc rickc:
Thanos Thanos:
Comparing John Cleese to someone who wants to keep the statues of Confederate slave-owners in places of honour and maintained courtesy of the public dollar. Cute. :roll:

FYI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Clee ... d_politics

$1:
Cleese (and the other members of Python) have contributed their services to charitable endeavours and causes—sometimes as an ensemble, at other times as individuals. The cause that has been the most frequent and consistent beneficiary has been the human rights work of Amnesty International via The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows. The idea of the Ball was conceived by Cleese, with Huffington Post stating "in 1976 he "friended" the then-struggling Amnesty International (according to Martin Lewis, the very notion of Human Rights was then not the domain of hipsters and students, but just of foreign-policy wonks) first with a cheque signed "J. Cleese" — and then by rounding up "a few friends" to put on a show." Many musicians have publicly attributed their activism—and the organisation of their own benefit events—to the inspiration of the work in this field of Cleese and the rest of Python, such as Bob Geldof (organiser of Live Aid), U2, Pete Townshend, and Sting. On the impact of the Ball on Geldof, Sting states, "he took the 'Ball' and ran with it."

--------

In 2008, Cleese expressed support for Barack Obama and his presidential candidacy, offering his services as a speech writer. He was an outspoken critic of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, saying that "Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin". The same year, he wrote a satirical poem about Fox News commentator Sean Hannity for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

-------

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2014, Cleese expressed political interest about the UK Independence Party, saying that although he was in doubt as to whether he was prepared to vote for it, he was attracted to its challenge to the established political order and the radicalism of its policies on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union. He expressed support for immigration, but also concern about the integration of immigrants into British culture.

Talking to Der Spiegel in 2015, Cleese expressed a critical view on what he saw as a plutocracy that was unhealthily developing control of the governance of the First World's societies, stating that he had reached a point when he "saw that our existence here is absolutely hopeless. I see the rich have got a stranglehold on us. If somebody had said that to me when I was 20, I would have regarded him as a left-wing loony."

-------

During then-Republican nominee Donald Trump's run for the US Presidency in 2016, Cleese described Trump as "a narcissist, with no attention span, who doesn't have clear ideas about anything and makes it all up as he goes along". He had previously described the leadership of the Republican Party as "the most cynical, most disgracefully immoral people I've ever come across in a Western civilisation".

-------

In May 2019, Cleese repeated his previous statement that London was no longer an English city, saying "virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it... I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU." London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded, "These comments make John Cleese sound like he's in character as Basil Fawlty. Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. We are proudly the English capital, a European city and a global hub." Cleese added, "I suspect I should apologise for my affection for the Englishness of my upbringing, but in some ways I found it calmer, more polite, more humorous, less tabloid, and less money-oriented than the one that is replacing it."

In 2020, Cleese opposed the BBC's removal of the Fawlty Towers episode "The Germans" from the UKTV streaming service after protests over the death of George Floyd, stating that the program was mocking prejudice with its use of a character who uttered racial slurs. "If they can't see that, if people are too stupid to see that, what can one say," said Cleese. UKTV later restored the episode with a disclaimer about its content.


So, Cleese is:

- pro Amnesty International and anti police state
- pro Obama, pro Democrat, anti GOP, anti the likes of Sarah Palin, Trump, and the other right-wing shits
- pro immigration, with a deep concern for preserving the existing culture
- anti plutocrat (i.e. against the mega-wealthy)

Just thought that these things, what John Cleese has done for others and what he actually believes in, should be made known. Y'know, just to make everyone informed before he ends up in the existential gulag for offending the children of today. :|


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I would rep if I could. You have been on a roll the last few days. Looks like you are finding your posting mojo again. Thats good to see because no one does it better.


Agreed, I'd also rep if I could, but as you said, Thanos has been on a roll lately and I have tow wait too.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:21 am
 


I think what's striking about this fellow is the absolute absence of any sense of humour. Very earnest, very dull


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:31 am
 


I spent some formative years as a boy in England. History class was a memorization of battles. Battles were the metric of history. There was battle here, then some unremarkable stuff happened, and then there was a battle here, and so on.

The Vikings were bloodthirsty warriors. Genghis Khan slowly cooked prisoners of war in dry brass kettles. Every kid knew what an Iron Maiden was, before the band.

Then it evolved into "Oh, the Vikings were actually traders and explorers" and "Genghis Khan laid the groundwork for many civic institutions."

Now we seem to be going back to "the world has always been awful."


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:09 pm
 


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Now we seem to be going back to "the world has always been awful."

And sadly this newer generation can't handle that.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:25 pm
 


raydan raydan:
I fucking hate videos made by people who actually think that their opinion matters.

Soooo…your suggestion is I don’t make the video? :( :(


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:41 pm
 


fifeboy fifeboy:
raydan raydan:
I fucking hate videos made by people who actually think that their opinion matters.

Soooo…your suggestion is I don’t make the video? :( :(

*Mod Edit* :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:07 pm
 


fifeboy fifeboy:
raydan raydan:
I fucking hate videos made by people who actually think that their opinion matters.

Soooo…your suggestion is I don’t make the video? :( :(


Only if it's made by Brazzers or Naughty America. Those are the only opinions I care about any more. :wink:


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