Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
The words quoted above, come from ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, and form the background to this, my own tribute to the hundreds of thousands of the ‘fallen’ who are remembered today mainly in the hearts and minds of both the caring and the relatives; those survivors of the greatest upheaval ever known in this troubled world of ours!
The picture shows two graves, side by side in a tiny village in Calvados, Northern France. One of these graves holds the mortal remains of my uncle Pete, a Royal Artillery bombardier who died from wounds inflicted by ‘friendly fire’ very shortly after D-Day. My only memory of my uncle was of him lifting me up and seating me on the mantelpiece of our house in Newcastle, while on his embarkation leave! He left a wife and three children!
The other grave holds the remains of a German flier whose aircraft crashed in the same area, he fought and died for his country, and he lies together with one who fought him!
They slumber, side by side, in a place which is kept spotless, and respected!
If you want to cringe, read this article in The Times today by Kevin Toolis.
In essence, he restates the liberal argument that Iraq was better off under Saddam. He made the trains run on time, so to speak…
Blinded by its hubris, the cardinal fallacy of the Bush Administration was to believe that mere tyranny was the worst state of Man. As we all can see nightly on the television news, dictatorship, cruel and merciless, is easily outshone by the depravity of civil war and chaos. President Bush said he was fighting the War on Terror. Instead he has unleashed the horsemen of the Apocalypse. In this calculus of blood it is Saddam not the West who is the moral victor.
Complete and utter nonsense. Saddam is a genocidal thug, who turned his country into a vast torture chamber. He is the very manifestation of IMMORALITY. To suggest that he is "the moral victor" is indicative of the moral blindness that affects the likes of Kevin Toolis, whose hatred of the Bush doctrine trumps all logic. Furthermore, what we see in Iraq is the vicious terrorism of the Saddamite/Jihadist minority who cannot get past the fact that Iraq has voted for a new democratic Government. Then again, as a writer who has portrayed the depraved IRA as heroes, what else can we expect from this tool(is)?
Who would have though it? Pope does not only believe in Aliens and warns that the country could be attacked by extraterrestrials at any time! Now, I’m NOT talking about Pope Benedict – no, I’m talking about Nick Pope, the man who was in charge of the Government’s Ministry of Defence UFO project.
During his time as head of the Ministry of Defence UFO project, Nick Pope was persuaded into believing that other lifeforms may visit Earth and, more specifically, Britain. His concern is that "highly credible" sightings are simply dismissed. And he complains that the project he once ran is now "virtually closed" down, leaving the country "wide open" to aliens. (We’re wide open to immigrants so you can see he has a point)
Do I believe in Aliens? Yes! The are called "liberals" in earth language – hail from the "Planet Moonbat" – and are very dangerous if let anywhere near the levers of power!
Now — beam me out of here Scotty …..
P.S Thanks to City Troll for alerting me to this story – you really SHOULD visit his site, the background music alone is an absolute delight – though Gordon Brown will probably seek to ban it!
Let me be clear. I am no fan of the BNP and I care little for their political stance. However, I see that the BNP leader Nick Griffin has now been cleared of all charges relating to speeches he made. A jury decided speeches by Mr Griffin and party activist Mark Collett in 2004 had not incited racial hatred. This is the second trial Mr Griffin has faced and he has been found not guilty.
But that is not enough for some. Home Secretary John Reid said he would consult ministers after Gordon Brown said current laws may need reviewing. Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer said "Muslims were offended" and must be sure that the law would protect them. And therein lies the issue – the Government is seeking to pervert the law AND CRUSH free speech by making it impossible for an individual to express a view robustly criticising the Religion of Pieces. I may not agree with much of what Nick Griffin says, but I defend his right to say it! Government seeks to suppress all criticism of Islam – hoping vainly that this will buy off the looming threat from the Jihadists. Wrong – it simply encourages them when they observe such supine weakness. That Gordon Brown has been to the fore in proposing new ways to change the law to accommodate Islam tells you all you need to know about this great Scottish Dhimmi in waiting.
Not so long ago, it was revealed that DUP MLA Mark Robinson 2005 travel expenses were the highest of any MLA in Northern Ireland. He claimed a total of £18,218 for mileage in the 12 months, while representing a constituency just a few miles from Stormont. Mr Robinson declined to be drawn on the expenses sum, but said he was not living in south Belfast.
Now we learn that the intrepid Mark has found time out from is ever so important and highly paid political job…to work part-time for Marks & Spencer! I call it the common-touch. I mean Mark is obviously concerned to keep in touch with the people – and where better than the check-out of a busy Mark and Spencer store? And you know, even though Mark has a basic salary of around £70k, with around another £30k general expenses, for doing nothing since the Assembly is suspended – it may well be that he needs a bit of extra Xmas money. Ch-Ching!
Here’s a lovely song written by the EXCELLENT Isley Brothers and superbly covered in a witty but moving manner by the wonderful Housemartins. Coming at the end of what has been – ahem – a stressful political week for us right-wing types– I do like the line about standing up and fighting! Up offa our knees gang…and start a new caravan..
Following on from Iranian congratulations, Syria has rushed to offer it’s sincere thanks to the US electorate…
"The outcome of the theses elections is a genuine punishment from the American people to President Bush’s administration that staged a war on Iraq because of incorrect and inaccurate stimulations," Syrian "Information Minister" Dr Mohsen Bilal said in an interview with al-Jazeera, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA. "Therefore the U.S. and British forces are in a mess there now,"
Bilal noted that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes the war in Iraq.
"This lady has made the word of the American people audible. And this is very comfortable."
Well, if IRAN and SYRIA are comfortable, I’m feeling pretty relaxed – how about you? Wonder how comfortable Israel is feeling? The vultures circle…
In a further shift of the English Judicial system towards embracing Islam, it has been ruled that lawyers can wear the Islamic veil in court. The ruling comes after an immigration judge (rightly, in my opinion) had refused to allow a lawyer to appear in his court wearing a full-face niqab earlier this week.
The country’s most senior immigration judge said that legal representatives should be allowed to wear the veil because
"it is important to be sensitive in such cases".
He means DHIMMI. Mr Justice Hodge, president of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, said: "The representative in the recent case has appeared veiled previously at hearings without difficulties." The judge is the husband of Industry Minister Margaret Hodge.Need I say more?
And so, the mask of Islam is now officially sanctioned in British Courts…
How interesting! Iran’s Supreme Leader Head Mullah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Fridayhas called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections "a victory for Iran".
Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb, being a state sponsor of terrorism and stoking sectarian conflict in Iraq, all charges Tehran denies."This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush’s hawkish policies in the world," Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran’s student news agency ISNA on Friday.
So the head of the most despotic regime in the Middle East congratulates the US electorate on making the right decision. Get the impression that Khamenei now sees all impediments removed from Iran’s road to create the second Holocaust?
You do not defeat terrorism by rewarding terrorists, regardless of how many bleeding heart liberals argue otherwise. Want to know where that flawed approach leads to? Read UNIONISM DECAYED 1997-2007 - It's my first book and it explains what happens when you seeek to appease terrorists and call it peace. It's available right now for ATW readers so make sure you get your copy by emailing the editor! This is the book that dissents from the herd mentality that doing wrong can lead to being right. It doesn't and this book spells out WHY.
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