Sunday, 31 January 2016

Shades of Grey Rhodes


It's a little-known fact, but Hayley dyes her hair and her shoulder-length locks are actually totally grey. I've been trying to persuade her for ages to just go grey gracefully, but for reasons of pure vanity, and in the mistaken belief that grey is not sexy, she's resisting.

Naturally, if she were to go grey, waiting for the transition would result in her looking slightly odd, so I've been keeping my eye out for grey dye in Superdrug. Can I find it? - can I hell!. Does anyone know of an outlet that has grey hair dye?

I'm glad the decision was taken to retain the statue of Cecil Rhodes, else where would this cleansing of our history lead? I dare say the next target of the Rhodes Must Fall movement would have been dear old Queen Victoria herself - after all, she was the Empress of the Empire that sprung from Imperialism. Given virtually every key figure of the 18th and 19th centuries was an imperialist, the rot would go on forever and all our cities would be totally bereft of statuary.

Next would come women demanding the removal of statues of all misogynists (of which there were more than a few in the 19th C.) and the working class demanding the removal of statues of 19th C. industrialists (which would see the remainder consigned to the dustbin).

No, just because the people of the past raised statues to those they admired, it doesn't necessarily follow that we of today admire them - but don't airbrush them from history, else the lessons we have learned will be lost too.


4 comments:

  1. I think it's OK to smash down statues of despots if the people doing the smashing are the ones that actually suffered (like Saddam/Hitler/Mussolini etc.) but to do it from the distance of over a century is daft. I agree, rewriting history isn't what we need.

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  2. Check out Amazon they sell grey hair dyes and grey conditioners.
    Surprisingly there are different shades of grey too !

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  3. I suppose there are fifty shades...

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  4. Second thoughts it might be more diplomatic when speaking to Haley to talk of her going to Silver rather than grey ?

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