Friday, 23 October 2015

UK Metal Detectorist Accuses Mrs Barford of Child Abuse

"He's talking about heritage policy, must be a
victim of child abuse" (as bad as 'nighthawking',
 photo illicitly taken on UCS premises without a
permit and disseminated by another impertinently
'entitled' UK metal detectorist [Jon Adkins] who,
like  a nighthawk, apparently sees nothing much
wrong with not getting permission to do something
 while a guest on other people'sproperty)

Britain today has an unhealthy obsession with child abuse. The UK metal detectorist caught saying on a metal detecting forum near you that he was going searching on  field without the permission of the landowner and who was advised if he found something to report it from a different findspot, now has an explanation to fit the times why he is being criticised here (Re: Unusual situation - What do you think.....):
But here's a thought - and I've done more research than he did before publishing........ Looking at this...... [picture  pbarford_887.jpg (81.19 KiB) Viewed 41 times].... And reading this...... ... rnal-bond/ Looks like a classic case to me [Obraz usunięty przez nadawcę. / UP1111Obraz usunięty przez nadawcę. 8--p] But with some darker interludes perhaps.....
The metal detectorist follows the regrettably constant trend in the milieu in trying to drag any discussion of any aspect of artefact hunting and collecting down to a personal level and frame it in terms of abuser/victim. In line with this, bodkins surmises I had an "abusive mother" which is his explanation of why I discussed his case. Like all the others, he simply cannot accept that he is in the wrong, and like the majority of his fellows attempts to fix the blame on another. This is why PAS outreach is doomed to fail"as a technique for curbing malpractice.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK at this behaviour, for these are precisely the sort of people the PAS wants to grab more and more millions of public quid to make into the "partners" of the British Museum, archaeological heritage professionals and to whom they want us all to entrust the exploitation of the archaeological record. Take a good look and decide what you think about that as a "policy".  


heritageaction said...

Paul, apart from accusing you of being psychologically damaged (NB, NB, NB for consistently calling for responsible behaviour!!!!) they also accuse you of quoting them out of context and twisting what they say.

For the avoidance of doubt: "find it on the field next to it" which someone recommended on that thread, can't be twisted. It's a recommendation to steal money from a landowner and knowledge from the community.

Is this a one off? You might well be told so but tomorrow in the Journal we'll be giving direct quotes from a very, very prominent British detectorist saying most detectorists do exactly that. Will we too be accused of being psychologically damaged due to childhood abuse? I'm betting yes.

Paul Barford said...

No, it is not a one-off. They do it all the time, they cannot get their under-developed brains round any concept slightly more complex than that sort of immaturity. Looking forward to the quotes.

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