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RIP Jimmy Reid

Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
edited August 2010 in The bottom bracket
Well farewell to a good man who longed and fought for justice and equality. Nice to see sir alex and the big yin pay their respects.

"A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement. This is how it starts, and before you know where you are, you're a fully paid-up member of the rat-pack. The price is too high. It entails the loss of your dignity and human spirit. Or as Christ put it, "What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?"
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.


  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Jimmy Reid, Bobby Thomson, Edwin Morgan. Seems like we're losing a lot of Scottish legends at the moment. :(
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • a true working class hero.
  • ynyswen24ynyswen24 Posts: 703
  • tebbittebbit Posts: 604
    Someone who stood up for his beliefs and the workforce of the Clyde Shipyards very effectively, a good man.
  • -spider--spider- Posts: 2,548
    A brilliant man with a gift of communication. Light years away from today's politicians.

    Jimmy Reid's Glasgow University rectorial address was reprinted verbatim in the New York Times.

    The paper described it as "the greatest speech since President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address".

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