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Whispers in the wind

By ATWadmin On May 6th, 2010

 

The words of G.K. Chesterton ring true this day more than most of our present crop of politicians care to admit. He wrote of the ‘Secret People of England, who have not spoken yet’. He foretold of the shadow of the European Union, and their ‘directives’ and ‘legislative desires’ in the words:-

They have given us into the hands of the new unhappy lords, 

Lords without anger and honour, who dare not carry their swords. 

They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes; 

They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.

And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs, 

Their doors are shut in the evenings; and they know no songs.

The shadow of the ‘Expenses Saga’ will darken, I hope, the ‘bright new dawn’ promised by the Tories and the Lib-Dems from the pall thrown by the scum which were New Labour. I would give almost anything to watch if all three parties were dealt a bloody nose by the secret strength of the English majority. I know and acknowledge that I have many times written irreverently and harshly of the ‘sheep’ who are treated so badly by those who are given the votes. Those same votes which have been bought so dearly by our British blood over the centuries, the blood spilt from fields as far apart as Gallipoli, Trafalgar, the lines of Torres Vedras, Flanders; in  the deeps of the Atlantic to the skies over Kent in 1940. 

To see tomorrow morning a true sea-change in the way we are governed will, very likely, not come to pass. To watch as a procession of Independents, of English Democrats, of a platoon of the stalwarts of U.K.I.P., of even a single supporter of the derided B.N.P. marching towards the gates and seats of Westminster would be extremely unlikely. Yes, unlikely, but oh, how I, and millions of others who occasionally switch off the ‘box’, turn away from the ‘editorials’ from the newspaper editors; and decide how We wish to live, and be governed; would love to awaken tomorrow morning and see that derisive smile wiped off the collective faces of the political elite.

But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget!

 

5 Responses to “Whispers in the wind”

  1. Now that is a post that rings more than a few bells!

    Describing, as it does, the fading hopes of a nation deserted by the very people it has, by its own free will, chosen to lead it.

    The replacement of a millenia of a rich tapestry of life, with the mundane mediocrity of a largely failed socialist Utopia, where honesty, loyalty and integrity no longer have value, and where achievement and ambition are stifled by reams of paper, defining ever larger amounts of rules and regulations.

    Those words by G.K. Chesterton are truly prophetic. I somehow doubt that any of the candidates for PM have the guts to give Drake’s Drum an outing, and will – as usual, – succumb to a false manipulated ‘consensus’. and opt for yet more of the same.

    How ironic that May 8th is the sixtyfith anniversary of VE day!…adds truth to that saying – ‘You win some, and you lose some!’

  2. Never was a truer word spoken than those expressed in your post Mike. Yes, would it not be wonderful to wake tomorrow and see the bloodied noses of all three major Parties. It is a faint hope, but you never can tell until the people of this land have spoken.

    I haven’t seen or heard any reports yet of expected turnout, but judging from the traffic visiting the Polling Station less than 50 yards away I would think it will be heavy. And this is a safe seat. I wonder…………..!

  3. Well said, Mike.

    Ernest Young –

    I doubt any of the three have heard of Drake’s Drum and, if they had, would go nowhere near it.

    Let’s hope a patriot today has been bashing it to bits.

  4. What would have been interesting is if every voter decided , regardless of party, to tactically vote to turf out whoever the sitting incumbent in their constituency was. I don’t know how it would have affected the party allocations in the new Parliament but it would have been a powerful blow to the entire parliamentary ‘club’ if every single sitting MP had lost their seat. A stern reminder to them that their complacency has been rudely interrupted.

  5. In 30 years’ time, the people of England will be outnumbered by people not of England: then what?