GERTRUDE walks down the hallway. Enter HAMLET, skateboarding.
(HAMLET skates backwards) UUUUUUTT
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I was talking about penis size yesterday (as you do) and I went ‘the idea of average is a fallacy’ and then I realised what I said and I earnestly believe there will never again be such a beautiful moment in all my life.
The photos you’re looking at aren’t from a movie. They’re images of the Hillsborough Disaster.
23 years ago a lot of people went to a football match. Too many people. Hundreds without tickets turned up for the game, and the police decided there would be less violence if they just let everyone in. Back then football stands had standing sections, and all the ticketless fans flooded into these stands.
Within seconds the only way for people to breathe was for them to push forward; I’m sure you’ve been to concerts and know that feeling. You might know what it’s like to be at the front, slammed against the barrier and struggling to breathe. Now imagine the barrier’s an eight foot tall fence where the only exit is a gate the size of a regular door - which only opens inwards. The crush was immense. 766 people were injured. 96 people died; the youngest was 10.
But worse was to come. In their official report the police blamed the fans themselves, saying it was due to drunkeness. They claimed that even the children were drunk, that they were hooligans and at fault for their own deaths. A national newspaper, The Sun, ran a headline reading ‘The Truth’, which claimed fans pickpocketed the dying, pissed on ‘brave’ policemen trying to help, and savagely attacked one copper giving the kiss of life. EVERY LAST WORD WAS A LIE. The Sun has been boycotted in the city of Liverpool ever since; you’ll never find a copy there again.
For 23 years the victims were blamed for their own deaths. Until today, when a deep public investigation discovered perhaps the greatest case of police corruption in our country’s history; finding an extensive cover-up by the emergency services.
The South Yorkshire Emergency Services did all they could to place the blame on the fans. 164 witness statements were amended; 116 removing sections in which the police were mentioned in an unfavorable light. Blood alcohol readings were also carried out on the dead - even the children - and each name was run through the criminal database in order to cast the fans as bloodthirsty hooligans.
The investigation has concluded that not a single fan was responsible for their death, the safety of the fans was ‘compromised at every level’, the local Government representative (MP) conspired with the police to spread their lies to the press, and that 41 of those who died could have been saved had the emergency services got their act together.
Team rivalries are cast aside and every single football fan stands in solidarity with Liverpool FC. We look to our law makers and demand that every last conspirator will be punished by a court of law. We demand justice for the 96.
I appreciate the solidarity with Liverpool fans and your support for the families of the Hillsborough victims in the fight for justice, but please take a moment to read the link below, because this post contains some of the awful lies that have survived for 25 years now.
Every official report into the disaster has discounted the effect of ticketless fans as negligible. The crush outside the ground was due to delays on the motorway causing many to arrive late, and above all, a lack of police crowd control. The police opened the gate as, with horrible irony, they were concerned about crushing outside.
There’s a lot more information here:
Thank you for taking the time to read, and for your support.
Apologies; I am not an expert on this matter and wrote the post in a rush of emotion some time ago, and honestly believed my resources to be right. Thanks for correcting me. Hopefully your addendum will circulate further.
The phrase “words to live by” gets thrown around often these days, but these are absolutely words to live by.
You forgot to add the part where he’s teaching this to his daughter, which is a pretty goddamned important omission, if you ask me.
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This is just to let you guys know that the mind palace essays I promised to do forever ago are more or less done, I’ll be polishing them in the next few days and will likely post one a week so not to bore your tits off as some are pretty long.
So if there’s anything you feel needs addressing in depth that isn’t covered between what’s already in the original post and the FAQ then speak now or forever find someone else to ask, I suppose. wings-of-poesy would probably do it she’s very vain and up herself.
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This is Kenneth Sandy, a brilliant discovery who made his acting debut in my recent production of Sinbad and The Old Man of the Sea.
Despite a naturally rough demeanor, Ken did his best to become one of the crew, aiding with daily tasks such as operating the goods lift and going so far as to lead-by-example in stripping for his art. Due to such efforts firm friendships were made during the production period and great fun was had by all at the cast party, which ended with a mutual decision for him to move in with me permanently.
Sadly, Ken has decided to retire from acting, preferring instead to ‘find himself’ in preparation for being my future child’s first (terrifying) toy.
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Anonymous asked: Hey, is everything going okay now? Because if not, here's a huge hug for you. That was seriously horrible of them and you deserve so much better. You, sir, are fantastic. Don't let them get you down, okay? We're all cheering you on!
Hello lovely! Thank you (all of you!) for your well wishes. So long as I can secure the funding it looks like I’ll now be able to repeat the part of the year I’ve failed due to my disability - with the right support this time so it doesn’t happen again. Stressful, but (somewhat) success! I’m just glad my dreams haven’t crashed before me, to be truthful…
Now all of that mess is somewhat sorted I have about a week’s downtime, which I’m going to dedicate to tying a big beautiful bow on this mind palace business. A green one. Because Slytherin.
Bugger knows what I’ll blog about then. More jam? I do like jam.
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
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