Amid Dominic Raab’s complete incoherence on ‘taking the knee’ as being something to do with the Game of Thrones – indeed he probably thinks that the programme is his current job spec… Clive Lewis (MP) has suggested that:
I believe “Taking a knee” can be traced back a tad further than Game of Thrones. One of Tony Benn’s distant ancestors – 18th century potter, Josiah Wedgwood – designed one of the first pieces of modern political marketing: The Wedgwood abolition medallions.
Here it is:
Raab seems to be a reasonable legal brain but not, unfortunately a thinker.
I’m tempted to suggest – and probably controversially – that it shows that education is unlikely to boost inherent intelligence; mostly it suppresses it.
Education is supposed to come from ‘educere’ – Latin for to bring out – but mostly I fear it is a battering in…
As they say : having an education is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Having intelligence is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad…
(But I’m actually not sure even that is right – tomatoes have lots of acidity, whereas lots of fruit has too much sweetness – so I am, in due course when, eventually, I have friends who like sweet things, we’ll see – I’m going to – subtley – try it!)