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And The Sun Shines Now, Hillsborough Survivor's Book

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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 02:33 AM

This book is not just an examination of the state of football but an attempt by Tempany to work out what happened to him and to Britain – and more surprisingly, what we can do about it. The opportunity to re-evaluate Hillsborough, he says, might be an opportunity to re-evaluate the state of our nation. The effects of Hillsborough are felt well beyond the world of football. It has had a role to play in the creation of our risk-averse culture, in the transformation of childhood from the free-range, unsupervised playtime of my own day, to the managed, scheduled and branded world of playdates and activity camps. Hillsborough fired the starting pistol on the race to demonise the working class whose finishing line is austerity – an economic policy that is itself a kind of cover-up. Coverage of the disaster played a crucial role in the cementing of the country-supper chumocracy that runs Britain.

He seems to have gone a long way in his analysis of the effects of Hillsborough.

"Hillsborough fired the starting pistol on the race to demonise the working class whose finishing line is austerity . . . "

It's almost as if it would have been worth it for the 'elite' to deliberately stage Hillsborough as a complex black operation with many benefits for them, and great disadvantages for us.
edit on 5 6 2016 by Kester because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 03:34 AM

It begins with a graphic description of the disaster itself. Particularly uncomfortable reading for me as from the description he gives I was a only a few feet behind him as it happened. What follows is an excellently researched history of what resulted in terms of the commercialisation of the game, the ownership of the newly created premier league and the clubs themselves, and how that changed not only football and manifold aspects of working class culture but also the relationship between the media and Westminster.

Far reaching effects. Including keeping people glued to widescreen TVs watching Premier League instead of spending their time and energy improving British society.

posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 06:10 AM
youve got a hardon for hillsbourough it wasnt a secret goverment black op just a tragic accident the only conspiracy was the police coverd up there mistakes by blaming the fansyou need psyciatric help

posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 06:55 AM
It's all a bit over-elaborate such a conspiracy. Hillsborough is a good example of the police making a mess thirty years ago and covering it up. Nothing more. However, the police are not all to blame for the antics of fans who forced a particular doctrine of containment. If the fans at the time watched football, then this would not have happened.

Hillsborough is tragic, but I guess people will write books about it for time to come.

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