Attention Seeker Gets Attention, News At Eleven!

Mary Beard has said she faced a “torrent of aggressive insults” on social media after posting messages asserting the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain.

Well….yes. Yes, of course she did.

And it’s not like she could claim she didn’t know what would happen, is it?

She’s every bit a professional antagonist as Katie Hopkins, just on ‘the other side’…

The historian had been defending a BBC schools video that featured a high-ranking black Roman soldier as the father of a family, prompting a wave of online abuse. One person said she was “literally rewriting history”.

She pretty much is. No-one doubts that foreign tribes were conscripted into the legions and thereby accepted into Roman life, but to hear most of these ‘historians’, it looked less ‘The Robe’ and more ‘Notting Hill Carnival’…

Beard, a classicist at Cambridge University, who is well known for her robust responses to Twitter trolls, was one of those who pointed to evidence that there was at least some ethnic diversity in Britain under Roman rule.

Yes, ‘some’. Need a dictionery, Mary?

The abuse got worse, she wrote, when Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professor of risk analysis in the US and author of the best-selling book The Black Swan, joined her critics.

Oh noes! No professional courtesy! How wude!

Beard said she would not block her opponents because “it feels to me like leaving the bullies in charge of the playground. And it’s rather too much like what women have been advised to do for centuries. Don’t answer back and just turn away”.

And it gets you in the papers. Win/win, eh, love?

4 comments for “Attention Seeker Gets Attention, News At Eleven!

  1. Mona
    August 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Mary Beard and the BBC are the Al Jolson types, but they black up mentally and sing their songs of being black all over, “I wanna be black just like you who”. They are the real racists, they go home to white suburbia close the front door and wash their black mental makeup off and give thanks they made some more money out of the blacks today. Leave black people be, they are more than capable of speaking for themselves stop insulting them by pretending to speak for them

  2. Stonyground
    August 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Mona, your comment brought to mind an old movie. It was a Kung Fu comedy called ‘The Last Dragon’ that had a black guy who was really into his martial arts and dressed in the traditional Chinese Kung Fu costume. The movie also featured a gang of Chinese kids who were really into soul music and liked to dress like black soul singers. Back in the 1980s this was considered a harmless joke.

  3. Errol
    August 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    What bothers most is this desperation they have to assert reality as they want it. There were not legions of black people in England in the Roman era. 2 would have been a miracle.

    I don’t understand why these people want legions of unskilled, uneducated, economically useless people in the country. You can’t keep wailing about diversity. It’s a destructive, unhappy system of social subversion and economic chaos.

    As for women turning away – welcome to the world as a Right minded soul. We know we’re right, history proves us so, yet the Left keep kicking us.

  4. Mona
    August 15, 2017 at 8:39 am

    The second paragraph is the most important question that can be asked but the most risky to answer and needs the skill of Shakespeare to answer.. Start with the very basics of Human nature, there is a Traveller family just been found guilty of slavery or put another way simply stealing freedom, another may be ethnic displacement. At the top of the dungheap is EU and Brexit, Freedom is what we want Freedom is not what your going to get. Parasitism is a basic human trait.

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