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THE SONG OF BORIS

By Pete Moore On December 14th, 2019

I have never been more proud of my wonderful country. We have been vilified as gammons and racists and Nazis, but we had a vote coming and we would use it. The political establishment threw everything at nullifying our decision to regain our sovereignty, but we had a vote coming and we would use it. The media and celebs and crony corporates filled our eyes and ears with propaganda, but we had a vote coming and we would use it.

And we did use it, to defenstrate a corrupt Parliament and pour scorn on the anti-democrats. The soul of my country remains good.

A celebration then! This calls for poetry, and not just any poetry but an epic. A story of war and warriors, of fate and hubris, and a story of the mortally wounded mighty brought low. If the Remain establishment knew their history they would have known the fate that awaited them.

47 Responses to “THE SONG OF BORIS”

  1. Very impressive. Now get us the hell out of the Stupid Club !

  2. This from a man who used to proudly claim he never voted as it only encourages them !

  3. That was very interesting

    No American politician could probably do that

  4. Er, isn’t that what he studied at uni. Well done him.

    The UK (or possibly rUK) are in for a rough few years. Enjoy the little victories in the here an now.

  5. That’s just the sort of TV show that “Boris” is delighted to appear on, one with softball questions where he gets to show off. Much better than being interviewed by Andrew Neil while campaigning to be PM and having to answer hard questions, like “why are you such a shameless liar Mr Johnson?”

  6. Peter, Peter, Peter (iota, kappa, lambda …)

    I’d have thought you’d have been delighted. You have what you want. The Prime Minister, the Pericles of Downing Street one might say, is both educated and a liberal. The left has derided Donald Trump as dumb, ignorant and ill-educated. So here we have the antithesis. He even found 90 minutes, as Mayor of London, to debate Greece vs Rome with Mary Beard. (A fascinating discussion, if that’s your bag.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k448JqQyj8

    Filmed at Central Hall Westminster on 19th November 2015.

    On November 19th Intelligence Squared hosted the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. It was also the ultimate clash of intellectual titans. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, made the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, championed Rome.

    If Boris were Labour, or a Democrat, he’d be borne aloft on a shield, the champion of the intelligentsia, the living proof of the superiority of the educated left wing classes. You know it’s so.

  7. oh dear, we’re in store of 5 years of butt-licking Boris by Petem, like Pat and Trump
    Knock it off ..lol ..
    The establishment of Right Wing Newspapers secured their boy in no:10
    Corbyn was always the rebel – (without a clue) – as it turned out .

    Really? 5 more years of dizzying tributes, man u change your tune like the wind
    Last night it was Never Trust a Tory , today its Greek love with a man ..
    at least its the noblest according to Oscar Wilde,
    so I’m not opposed to you new found gay curiosity, being tolerant and all that !

    You lot still are the white NiGeRs
    Nazis,Gammons,Racists
    and just as Dishonest as this attempt as portraying yourselves as some kind of victim under-dogs who pulled valiantly through led by a scoundrel colossus.
    Enjoy the Honeymoon 😉

  8. I fancy this is closer to how I feel about Brexit. We the people are the insurgents against a vile remain establishment. Jack Savoretti Written in Scars.
    https://youtu.be/i705Lxdy2ns

  9. Peter,

    That’s just the sort of TV show that “Boris” is delighted to appear on, one with softball questions where he gets to show off. Much better than being interviewed by Andrew Neil while campaigning to be PM and having to answer hard questions, like “why are you such a shameless liar Mr Johnson?”

    Well said Peter. But some of the thickos on ATW, won’t understand what you’ve posted.

  10. yes Dave
    turns out the real snowflakes are those frightened of the hardball questions
    snowflakes like Boris and Trump , namby pampies ,
    used to pampered privileged lives n bonespur excuses.

    How anyone can have any truck lauding these two charlatans is beyond me
    must needs be very self-hating people without an ounce of self respect .

    Might be done here, its too easy, and too boring correcting fools 🙂

  11. Well said Peter. But some of the thickos on ATW, won’t understand what you’ve posted.

    Cheers Dave.

    I think they understand totally. They have now got their man in Downing Street to echo their man in Washington and their man in Moscow. We ain’t seen nothing yet as Reagan once said, and it won’t be pretty.

  12. If Boris were Labour, or a Democrat, he’d be borne aloft on a shield, the champion of the intelligentsia, the living proof of the superiority of the educated left wing classes. You know it’s so.

    No Pete

    The problem is not about the priveleged education that “Boris” has had, it’s about the fact that he’s a total liar and a total cad. You know it’s so.

  13. This is the current President of France at the Council of Jewish Institutions in France, February 2019, during which he announced repressive measures against both ‘anti-Semitism’ and anti-Zionism.
    Look closely at Macron’…

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/ltgOCtBaatXl/

    The reason why is that Johnson’s soul is going to the same place as Macron’s though Macron appears to realise just what will happen

  14. Might be done here, its too easy, and too boring correcting fools

    That would be a shame Kurt. The truth is always worth fighting for, even against fools.

  15. Get help Allan, you know you need it.

  16. I know a nice Jewish doctor who might be able to help Allan 🙂

  17. Colm – it’s Macron who evidently needs help as he appears to realise what he has sided with. Johnson is too committed to his own advancement to worry about who owns him whilst Corbyn, in spite of being wrong, remained independent of evil hence the huge campaign of vilification which we all saw

  18. Is that for real? A stunning performance. Well done.

    At least this should hamper any BJ-Trump comparisons. Trump probably thinks Greece is just a movie with John Travolta that he would have done better.

    But Boris must remember that in that book vengeful pride and an exaggerated sense of honour and principle ultimately lead to massive waste and destruction for all.

  19. https://www.ipso.co.uk/rulings-and-resolution-statements/ruling/?id=01740-19

    Decision of the Complaints Committee 01740-19 White v The Jewish Chronicle

    Summary of complaint

    1. Audrey White complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that The Jewish Chronicle breached Clause 1 (Accuracy), Clause 2 (Privacy) and Clause 3 (Harassment) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in the following articles:

    “Ex-Militant Tendency activist accused of bullying Louise Ellman lied about date of birth to rejoin Labour”, published online on 25 February 2019;
    “Plot to oust MP Ellman spearheaded by a former member of the Trotskyist Militant Tendency”, published online on 25 February 2019;
    “’Bullied’ Louise Ellman nears exit”, published in print on 1 March 2019;
    “Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman ‘considering her future’ in party amid rumours of more resignations”, published online on 1 March 2019.

    Ok – so far, so clear. The jewish Chronicle is accused of lying about ‘anti-semitism’ within the Labour Party.

    Conclusions

    36. The complaint was upheld.

    Remedial action required

    37. Having upheld a breach of Clause 1, the Committee considered what remedial action should be required.

    38. The newspaper had breached Clause 1 (i) on multiple occasions and it had not complied with its obligation to correct under the terms of Clause 1 (ii). In these circumstances, the appropriate remedy was the publication of the Committee’s upheld adjudication.

    39. The Committee considered the placement of its adjudication. The print article had been published on page 8 of the newspaper. The Committee therefore required publication of an adjudication on page 8 of the newspaper, or further forward. It should be published on the top half of the page, and the headline of the adjudication must make clear that IPSO has upheld the complaint against The Jewish Chronicle, and refer to its subject matter; it must be agreed in advance.

    40. The adjudication should also be published on the newspaper’s website, with a link to the full adjudication (including the headline) appearing on the top half of the newspaper’s homepage, on the first screen, for 24 hours; it should then be archived in the usual way……

    Let’s see if the remedial actions actually happen.

  20. Once again Jonathan Pie nails it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0nIhL4v6bY

  21. Impressive, that’ll be his elite public school education at Ashdown House, Eton & Oxford which enabled him to do that. A real man of the common working man & woman.

    If the Remain establishment knew their history they would have known the fate that awaited them.

    Indeed, unfortunately an elite private education won’t guarantee you don’t make a historical tit of yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Czvf6-ZYE

  22. Yes let’s hold his education against him.

    Pity the Hamas groupie hadn’t won

  23. Phantom, perhaps you don’t understand what the verb ‘enable’ means? Unfortunately the vast majority of Britons don’t have access to the same levels of privilege and advantage that Johnson had.

    There’s also really no beed to be so snarky in your comments. I’ll just put it down to you still smarting on being called to explain your fallacies regarding the EU’s attitude to facilitating Brexit.

  24. George W. Bush and both Clinton attended Yale

    It is likely that none of them know what the Iliad is, much less be able to recite it in Ancient Greek

    What Boris Johnson did there was pretty cool. I don’t support him politically, but I respect what I see here,

    Don’t hold his education against him.

    You are sounding like the American Republicans who mock those who know foreign languages,

    Knowledge is good.

  25. There is this tendency never to say one positive thing about an adversary

    This Is at the root of many of our problems in the UK and US. It is a core principle of Trumpism

  26. Phantom. I might be wrong, but I don’t think Paul is criticising Boris Johnson of having an education, I think he’s criticising Boris Johnson for claiming to be ‘a man of the people’ when he’s anything but.
    Personally, I don’t think Boris is comparable with trump when it comes to intelligence, Boris is definitely more educated. However when it comes to telling lies, and making empty promises, I think the two of them have a lot more in common.

  27. I just don’t see the need to be completely negative all the time

    Pete shared something cool here

    Can’t we take a break from the point scoring for just one minute?

  28. Look at the first word of my comment.

    The point I make is that Johnson was born into a life of comfortable moderate wealth, advantage and privilege inaccessible to your average Brit voter which enabled such an impressive recital. A highly expensive private education however doesn’t mean that you won’t make a complete arse of yourself when talking about a subject that you haven’t studied, as the linked video shows.

    I don’t hold education or polyglotism against anyone, indeed, myself, wife and children are all graduates or studying towards graduation and speak at least two languages. What I do have a problem with is a system that promotes Eton elitism and all its privileges.

  29. I’m not being negative, I’m just being truthful.
    And to criticize others for point scoring and being negative all the time, while praising a post from the most negative and point scoring person on ATW, is certainly an interesting position to hold. 😁

    I really hope I’m wrong about Boris Johnson. I’d love him to turn out to be a great prime minister and go through with all the promises he’s made. But I’ve got a bad feeling about him.

  30. Dave

    No I was not saying that you were being negative

  31. He’s saying that my criticism of Johnson’s elitism, privilege and advantage is negative.

    Johnson’s recital was impressive however studying classics at Oxford doesn’t mean you won’t be flummoxed by the most basic of facts as the linked video shows.

  32. I’m saying that you are a one man rapid reaction force who can’t credit your opponents for any point, even a small one, even one time, as here

    This is what Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh do all day long.

    It’s not in any way helpful

    Why no criticism of the “ privilege” of both Clintons, or of Barack Obama who all also went to posh private schools for their entire secondary, college, and postgraduate education? Those persons have been discussed here thousands of times.

  33. I’m saying that you are a one man rapid reaction force who can’t credit your opponents for any point

    You should look up what the adjective impressive means.

    Why no criticism of the “ privilege” of both Clintons, or of Barack Obama who all also went to posh private schools for their entire secondary, college, and postgraduate education?

    Because the post is about Johnson reciting the fruits of his classical studies and the world doesn’t revolve around American past leaders?

  34. //Impressive, that’ll be his elite public school education at Ashdown House, Eton & Oxford which enabled him to do that.//

    Paul, an elite public school followed by an elite college education doesn’t in itself enable anyone to do anything. I’m sure we all know people who went to “top” schools and universities, but who remained dunces. In fact, one of the biggest eegits I know studied at Harvard. He studied Economics (or claims to have), but he makes the most naive business mistakes that a teenager wouldn’t make.

    Conversely, a person can achieve great things without ever having crossed the threshold of any kind of college. Again, I hope we all know enough examples of such inspiring folks.
    Historically, Churchill is a prime example, but so was Collins and many other Irish people.

    A non-student can even learn Ancient Greek and recite the Iliad if he’s interested and works hard.

    Because working very hard is necessary for anyone to do somethign like that, whether in or outside academia. Ancient Greek is an extremely complicated language; and the Iliad is considered Homer’s most complex work. To learn a large part of the original text off by heart and then recite it with such force is really something remarkable IMO.

    I don’t want to get too technical (because I can’t), but all Homer is written in a verse form called dactylic hexameter (which doesn’t really work well in English, although many poets have tried). These are long lines of six metric feet, a sentence often runs across several lines and is often ended in the middle of a line, which leads to an interruption in the recital (called a caesura). This makes the lines even more difficult to recite.
    What I want to say is that BJ masters the recital very well indeed. He not only remembers a long text in this difficult language in a very difficult poem, but he also keeps to the metre well, and uses the caesura for great rhetoric effect (this is what causes the audience to laugh). He also seems to be very relaxed doing it all.

    This is something beyond politics or his vanity etc. It’s a great and entertaining performance.

    It’s reminds me of Enoch Powel, who was also a brilliant classicist (as well as translating from other even more exotic languages). What’s it with these mad Tory eccentrics and the Classics, I wonder?

  35. Noel,

    Johnson’s recital was impressive however studying classics at Oxford doesn’t mean you won’t be flummoxed by the most basic of facts as the linked video shows

    You’ll also note that I described Johnson’s recital as impressive.

    It reminds me of Enoch Powell

    Powell was indeed an incredible intellect.

  36. I gave enormous credit to someone who masters a modern language, and more credit to someone who takes the trouble to learn an ancient language

    There wouldn’t be one in 10,000 Harvard or Oxford graduates who could do what he does here

    I don’t support him, but I tip my hat here

  37. however studying classics at Oxford

    The PM studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford so he probably learned his Iliad at Eton. Nonetheless, the problem with Boris Johnson is more fundamental than his education: it’s him. He is, like his hero Churchill, willing to say and do whatever it takes to promote himself and, also like Churchill, is entertaining and a good wordsmith. That’s all that’s needed

  38. Boris Johnson studied classics at Balliol House, Oxford:

    https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/quad/article/boris-johnson-becomes-prime-minister

  39. Ireland, actually, seems to have a tradition of self-taught scholars achieving great things.

    Here’s a wonderful poem by Padraic Colum about one of them, living at the time of the Famine. It should be better known among today’s generation. The “forties” here means the 1840s:

    A POOR SCHOLAR OF THE ‘FORTIES

    MY eyelids red and heavy arc
    With bending o’er the smold’ring peat.
    I know the Aeneid now by heart,
    My Virgil read in cold and heat,
    In loneliness and hunger smart.
    And I know Homer, too, I ween,
    As Munster poets know Ossian.

    But I must walk this road that winds
    Twixt bog and bog, while east there lies
    A city with its men and books;
    With treasures open to the wise,
    Heart-words from equals, comrade-looks.
    Down here they have but tale and song,
    They talk Repeal the whole night long.

    ‘You teach Greek verbs and Latin nouns,’
    The dreamer of Young Ireland said,
    ‘You do not hear the muffled call,
    The sword being forged, the far-off tread
    Of hosts to meet as Gael and Gall.
    What good to us your wisdom-store,
    Your Latin verse, your Grecian lore?’

    And what to me is Gael or Gall?
    Less than the Latin or the Greek
    I teach these by the dim rush-light
    In smoky cabins night and week.
    But what avail my teaching slight?
    Years hence, in rustic speech, a phrase,
    As in wild earth a Grecian vase!

  40. Boris Johnson studied classics at Balliol House, Oxford:

    You’re correct. I was thinking of the picture of Johnson toffed-up with Cameron and Cameron did PPE.

  41. Seimi’s mother studied and taught classics.

  42. Boris mentioned that he recites the Iliad to himself when he’s in trouble. No wonder he’s got down pat.

  43. Nonetheless, the problem with Boris Johnson is more fundamental than his education: it’s him. He is, like his hero Churchill, willing to say and do whatever it takes to promote himself

    Yes Allan, but unlike Churchill, Johnson is a totally shameless liar. I couldn’t care less about his education, it’s the tsunami of lies that I object to.

  44. Oh, Churchill was a major liar, but that’s for elsewhere. With Johnson, the main point of him receiving such a swathe of votes from working-class whites in the north of England is to implement the Brexit that they voted for. It’s similar to Trump and the Wall: it’s Brexit, but also the paki rape gangs:

    Ruminating on the fall of Labour’s much vaunted ”Great Red Wall” in the north, where I happen to live…..

    The Labour Party Earned This
    15,393 views
    •14 Dec 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSY0WGKSD6Q&feature=emb_logo

    L C
    1 day ago (edited)
    The lads I know from Bradford – all working 12 hour shifts in a drinks factory- (and have pretty much no education) know exactly what’s going on with the Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs. (and associated drug dealing and money laundering though fake takeaways and other front businesses. They hate the Labour Party with a passion. Like you say, people talk about it in hushed tones, but they know, and they want it stopped.

    And, just like the referendum……

    S K
    S K
    1 day ago
    Who could have imagined the London twitter bubble wouldn’t translate into votes?

  45. And, as a bonus, the election result has removed the mask from these ‘caring people’:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08d168b09452d0bb1f64d2417946dbde54026d339273ed06ad437686462c9df1.jpg

    “this nasty foul hideous cesspit of a country did not deserve corbyn. actually fuck every cretin that voted tory. i hope you all die”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb27e7c1b4335ffbc1f28656f38c31443b6f3fffbe201a6127b28cbd13d6818f.jpg

    “FUCK EVERY SINGLE WORKING CLASS RACIST HOMOPHOBIC RODENT THAT VOTED FOR THAT TORY CUNT”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36d168df355dadbd4fcd2cb61d5cf4b22f6b1e32e96d3a22f7424200f409a0b5.jpg

    “I hope all you poor people who voted Tory actually die without the NHS. Miserable cunts”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96475709109ed50d91ed5789d56e2e99fb0a62fee57d79ff22b99520dae91845.jpg

    “Watching the alternative election thing on Channel 4 and honsetly all the fucking Tory voters are bothered about is brexit…..BLIND RACIST WHITE PEOPLE…..if you want to be your own country so bad, find an island and fuck off”

    Firstly, this falls under the snowflakes’ definition of ‘hate-speech’, but there shall be no arrests. Secondly, these people are absolutely stupid.

  46. Whoops,

    As a native Greek speaker who studied ancient Greek, the Iliad and Odyssey (and other ancient Greek texts/plays) over 4 years at high school (part of the compulsory curriculum in Greek state schools) I can confirm I understood absolutely nothing of what he is saying.

    https://twitter.com/YiokastiM/status/1209466603030667266

    Johnson, characteristically charlataln like, trying to wing it?

  47. Come on Paul, don’t be a globalist stooge. Boris obviously did not wing it.

    @moutet

    Anne-Elisabeth Moutet Retweeted Joachim Son-Forget

    A pro-Macron institutional Twitter account accuses @BorisJohnson of bluffing through his Iliad recitation incomprehensibly in this video. French Classics experts chime in, saying the text is the exact beginning of Homer’s poem, with only a couple of lines omitted.