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Liam Neeson
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:12:34 AM »
Liam Neeson reveals how he walked the streets with a weapon looking for a 'black b******' to kill after a loved one 'was raped' as he is branded a 'racist' who 'should be banned from Oscars'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6665897/Liam-Neeson-reveals-walked-streets-weapon-looking-black-b-d-kill.html

Liam is very brave to admit that in this day and age. Luckily for him he is minted because he is finished now.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 08:55:13 AM »
People are attacking the fact he wanted to kill a black person, however if you actually read it, He wanted to get at anyone and was looking for an excuse. if the victim said it was a ginger he’d have gone after them instead.

 Rape is currently a bigger issue than racism thanks to #metoo so I can see why they thought it was a good time for some white knight virtue points. Sadly he let out too much info, if he didn’t let out the attacker was black then he’d be praised for getting revenge on an evil white man.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 09:00:42 AM »
He's an idiot and I have no sympathy for him what so ever. Why go to look to attack someone who has the same skin colour as the person who committed the crime but had nothing to do with it?

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 09:03:20 AM »
People are attacking the fact he wanted to kill a black person, however if you actually read it, He wanted to get at anyone and was looking for an excuse. if the victim said it was a ginger he’d have gone after them instead.

 Rape is currently a bigger issue than racism thanks to #metoo so I can see why they thought it was a good time for some white knight virtue points. Sadly he let out too much info, if he didn’t let out the attacker was black then he’d be praised for getting revenge on an evil white man.

Pretty much exactly how I see it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 09:05:53 AM »
People are attacking the fact he wanted to kill a black person, however if you actually read it, He wanted to get at anyone and was looking for an excuse. if the victim said it was a ginger he’d have gone after them instead.

 Rape is currently a bigger issue than racism thanks to #metoo so I can see why they thought it was a good time for some white knight virtue points. Sadly he let out too much info, if he didn’t let out the attacker was black then he’d be praised for getting revenge on an evil white man.

not for attacking a white man who had nothing to do with the rape he wouldn't.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 09:16:24 AM »
not for attacking a white man who had nothing to do with the rape he wouldn't.
you mean the media and Hollywood celebrities that attacked and doxed the Covington kids as racists for standing around and being harassed by black Israelites and a Native American.

They are trying to use this to suggest Neeson is a racist rather than acknowledge the attacker was black. As I said, if he left that detail out and just said he went out after the attacker nothing would’ve been said and he’d be praised. I mention the white man as again US media has a fascination with blaming white folk for problems and bringing attention to it when it isn’t required, like the case of Jasmine Bains.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 09:24:11 AM »
you mean the media and Hollywood celebrities that attacked and doxed the Covington kids as racists for standing around and being harassed by black Israelites and a Native American.

They are trying to use this to suggest Neeson is a racist rather than acknowledge the attacker was black. As I said, if he left that detail out and just said he went out after the attacker nothing would’ve been said and he’d be praised. I mention the white man as again US media has a fascination with blaming white folk for problems and bringing attention to it when it isn’t required, like the case of Jasmine Bains.

But he didn't go after the attacker he was hoping to kill any black man.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 10:33:44 AM »
That is irrational behaviour by anyone's standards, if it wasn't our streets would be filled with people looking for revenge and the order of law would breakdown
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 11:55:17 AM »
But he didn't go after the attacker he was hoping to kill any black man.

I'm quietly confident that if he'd wanted to kill 'any' black man he would have been able to find one without too much trouble. That's not me being racist in any way shape or form. It's a statement based on the truth of my own narrative, ie he'd have found one had he tried hard enough (no, that doesn't mean that I've stalked the streets of Smethwick or now Erdington looking for black men to enact violence upon  ;) ).

The fact he didn't do so leads me to conclude he was speaking from his backside. Fine actor who shot from the lip while reflecting on an emotionally unbalanced episode in his life derived by the trauma of someone close to him. That doesn't make him racist, it means he's naive and still raw at the memory of his own impotency at the time.

I do not see this as racist so much as an act of stupid and naive verbal machismo where he got carried away with both himself and the memory of his former angry young self. He may have been racist back in the day or even now. Who knows other than Neeson himself? Tactless and bullish certainly, but I honestly don't see the need for the bandwagon which awaits. Just my onions.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 12:52:32 PM »
That is irrational behaviour by anyone's standards, if it wasn't our streets would be filled with people looking for revenge and the order of law would breakdown

If you look at the context of the interview, that is the point he was trying to make by telling the story. That blind rage had made him irrational, and caused him to act stupid, and now he looks back and realises just how wrong he was to take that course of action.

I also think he was saying that he realises the racism involved was wrong, but he didn't make it clear enough.

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 02:19:21 PM »
you mean the media and Hollywood celebrities that attacked and doxed the Covington kids as racists for standing around and being harassed by black Israelites and a Native American.

They are trying to use this to suggest Neeson is a racist rather than acknowledge the attacker was black. As I said, if he left that detail out and just said he went out after the attacker nothing would’ve been said and he’d be praised. I mention the white man as again US media has a fascination with blaming white folk for problems and bringing attention to it when it isn’t required, like the case of Jasmine Bains.

I’m laughing so much at this, it’s almost unbelievable.

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 03:34:13 PM »
I see no issue with what he said.

This was proabaly 30 odd years ago, its not a recent thing. He was making an admission that he did something he isnt proud of looking back.

Love his honesty on this
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 05:03:51 PM »
I see no issue with what he said.

This was proabaly 30 odd years ago, its not a recent thing. He was making an admission that he did something he isnt proud of looking back.

Love his honesty on this
This! I don't believe anyone on here who says they have never wanted revenge on someone. But wanting and doing are two different things.

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 05:37:45 PM »
This! I don't believe anyone on here who says they have never wanted revenge on someone. But wanting and doing are two different things.

There’s a difference between being angry and walking around the street for a week with a cosh hoping to find someone of a certain race to take it out. Not just by beating them up I might add, but with murder.

Although it seems to be me he is admitting it was crazy and he regrets how irrational and ridiculous it was, he’s an idiot if he didn’t expect some negative response.  I don’t think it will be career ending though.

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 06:01:15 PM »
I really do like Liam Neeson the actor and being cynical, this publity happens to coincide with his soon to be release new movie "Cold Pursuit". Just saying
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 06:53:11 PM »
I really do like Liam Neeson the actor and being cynical, this publity happens to coincide with his soon to be release new movie "Cold Pursuit". Just saying
Must be a pretty bad film if he's this desperate for publicity. I don't think this revelation is likely to improve ticket sales.

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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 07:02:20 PM »
He'll walk away from this largely unscathed, labelling it psychosis or PTSD if it seriously becomes a threat to his career. Mental health is arguably more in the spotlight than the ever present problem of racism.
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 07:12:40 PM »
John Barnes: Liam Neeson ’deserves a medal’

Former Liverpool footballer John Barnes has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he believes Liam Neeson ‘deserves a medal’ amid a major racism storm.

Neeson admitted in an interview with the Independent that he once set out to kill an innocent black man, saying he walked the streets with a weapon for a week years ago, hoping to take out his anger after someone close to him was raped by a black man.

The Hollywood star said he was ashamed of his actions, but his remarks have sparked widespread outrage.

Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, Neeson said: "I'm not racist."

Speaking to Emma Barnett, John Barnes, who has frequently spoken about the issues of racism within football, said: “The majority of people have those widely held views on black and Chinese [people]… based on what they’ve been wrongly told about them.”
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 07:25:50 PM »
where was he that took a week to find a black man? couldn't he find one? I assume not seeing he's not murdered anyone, or has he?
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2019, 09:53:26 PM »
John Barnes: Liam Neeson ’deserves a medal’

Former Liverpool footballer John Barnes has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he believes Liam Neeson ‘deserves a medal’ amid a major racism storm.

Neeson admitted in an interview with the Independent that he once set out to kill an innocent black man, saying he walked the streets with a weapon for a week years ago, hoping to take out his anger after someone close to him was raped by a black man.

The Hollywood star said he was ashamed of his actions, but his remarks have sparked widespread outrage.

Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, Neeson said: "I'm not racist."

Speaking to Emma Barnett, John Barnes, who has frequently spoken about the issues of racism within football, said: “The majority of people have those widely held views on black and Chinese [people]… based on what they’ve been wrongly told about them.”
I don't care if it's John Barnes saying that (there maybe a context issue here)...the majority of people don't have those views or anywhere near them.

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2019, 10:20:15 PM »
Is this the Fox News channel I’ve just popped onto? There’s more important things for people to focus on. He’s just an actor.
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2019, 10:23:35 PM »
I don't care if it's John Barnes saying that (there maybe a context issue here)...the majority of people don't have those views or anywhere near them.


There is no way for either him OR you to quantify that.
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2019, 10:30:44 PM »
Actors are always acting,say I.

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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 02:24:09 PM »
Why bring this up after 40 years?
Oh hang on a bit he's got a new film out.


Seems this publicity stunt has back fired a bit
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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2019, 01:51:19 PM »
I'm quietly confident that if he'd wanted to kill 'any' black man he would have been able to find one without too much trouble. That's not me being racist in any way shape or form. It's a statement based on the truth of my own narrative, ie he'd have found one had he tried hard enough (no, that doesn't mean that I've stalked the streets of Smethwick or now Erdington looking for black men to enact violence upon  ;) ).

The fact he didn't do so leads me to conclude he was speaking from his backside. Fine actor who shot from the lip while reflecting on an emotionally unbalanced episode in his life derived by the trauma of someone close to him. That doesn't make him racist, it means he's naive and still raw at the memory of his own impotency at the time.

I do not see this as racist so much as an act of stupid and naive verbal machismo where he got carried away with both himself and the memory of his former angry young self. He may have been racist back in the day or even now. Who knows other than Neeson himself? Tactless and bullish certainly, but I honestly don't see the need for the bandwagon which awaits. Just my onions.

I've never said he was a racist, my issue was with his need for "justice" against someone who had nothing to do with the crime.

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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2019, 12:31:22 PM »
Not that I defend his actions (I find racist behaviour sickening) but from listening to the interview it comes across he was explaining his mind set at the time and that he found his behaviour disgusting. Whether he set this publicity up is another question but a remorseful former racist is far better than a current racist which I don't think he is. On another note I have no idea how many black men lived in Ireland in the 1970's but I doubt it is many and I think unfortunately public opinion on race was very different then. Not that this condones it but I don't imagine he is the only person who has regrets their view point when they were younger

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2019, 12:35:49 PM »
It's another comment that was taken out of context by those who make money by being professional complainers.
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2019, 12:51:11 PM »
I find it interesting that people who want the problem of racism solved, such as John Barnes and Whoopi Goldberg, are praising Neeson for his revelation and (especially in Barnes case) pushing for more discussion of the root causes of the mindset.

It's the younger generation, people my age and below, who are the problem. They take offence at everything on face value, never look into the historical context, and never want to forgive people their actions - even if its from 45 years ago. It's too 'problematic'.

It sometimes feels like my generation and the next have been infantilised, with an immature mindset that lacks understanding of subtlety, nuance, and context.

And then you have the people who have based careers on lecturing people about racism and virtue signalling...

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2019, 02:22:47 PM »
I find it interesting that people who want the problem of racism solved, such as John Barnes and Whoopi Goldberg, are praising Neeson for his revelation and (especially in Barnes case) pushing for more discussion of the root causes of the mindset.

It's the younger generation, people my age and below, who are the problem. They take offence at everything on face value, never look into the historical context, and never want to forgive people their actions - even if its from 45 years ago. It's too 'problematic'.

It sometimes feels like my generation and the next have been infantilised, with an immature mindset that lacks understanding of subtlety, nuance, and context.

And then you have the people who have based careers on lecturing people about racism and virtue signalling...

sorry, what is that ?
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2019, 02:32:25 PM »
sorry, what is that ?


The pejorative usage is empty or superficial support for certain views, for example thoughts and prayers posts on social media after a tragedy.
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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2019, 02:43:35 PM »

The pejorative usage is empty or superficial support for certain views, for example thoughts and prayers posts on social media after a tragedy.

Ah! got it thanks, all too common nowadays, guilty of it myself ironically on here mostly

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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2019, 07:29:17 PM »
I agree with John Barnes on all this

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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2019, 08:04:33 PM »
I haven’t read all the ins and outs of this story, but as I understand it, it happened some years ago. So, why oh why make it public now?

Has making it public made a difference to the world and humanity? Or is it a bit of self indulgence?
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