Sunday, 13 November 2011

We Will Remember Them...

Now men will go content with what we spoiled.
Or, discontent, boil bloody, and be spilled.
They will be swift with swiftness of the tigress,
None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress.
Courage was mine, and I had mystery;
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery;
To miss the march of this retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled.
Then, when much blood had clogged their chariot-wheels
I would go up and wash them from sweet wells,
Even with truths that lie too deep for taint.

Wilfred Owen


Anonymous said...

I wonder if all those people that died for this country are turning in their graves when they see what a toilet it has become.They must think their sacrifice was all worthwhile musn't they?
Criminals,illegals,corruption,chavs on every street corner.But ultimately the ones that died saving us from European domination having their memories sold out by disgraceful politicians who are giving away all our freedoms to the EU sickens me the most.

Gallovidian said...

Noboby tell us now that either of those two World Wars was worth a single British life.

Oh and the 88 memorial trees at Wilfred Owen's old school, to the dead of the First World War, are to be ripped out for a housing development:

Captain Haddock said...

"We Will Remember them" .. Amen to that - but as has already been said, what a sad, sick world we live in ..

I watched the Remembrance parade from the Cenotaph earlier (having recorded it, as I was at my local War Memorial this morning) and was sickened to see Blair & Brown amongst the political "elite" .. by their very presence, they simply prove their lack of morals, decency, honour & conscience ..

Spud said...

Gallovidian: Our political class are hopeless and shortsighted.

But do you think the Nazis would have run Europe any better?

When all they did for Germany was bring devastation onto it and threw away the lives of millions of their own countrymen, never mind those they persecuted.

We Brits lost so much too. But we kept our honour.

Captain Haddock said...

"But do you think the Nazis would have run Europe any better" ?

Isn't that a bit like asking "Which would you prefer to die from .. Cancer or Aids" ?

"We Brits lost so much too. But we kept our honour" ...

But we then allowed treacherous Marxist, Fabian politicians to silently, covertly and relentlessly impune & destroy that honour ..

Spud said...

Captain Haddock: 'Cancer or AIDS' implies a choice between two equally horrible alternatives.

What are you comparing Nazi Germany to?

Anonymous said...

you can't eat honour or medals.

Captain Haddock said...

" 'Cancer or AIDS' implies a choice between two equally horrible alternatives.

What are you comparing Nazi Germany to? " ..

My point precisely Spud ..

At the moment, we're faced with "Hobson's choice" - ie we carry on allowing the current crop of politicians to proceed unhindered, with their inexorable sell-off, or give-away of our birthright ..

Or, we outright submit to and embrace the EU, without let or argument & all which that implies ..

Neither of which, to me is an acceptable proposition ..

Hitler's Germany & Napoleon's France before them, sought a "united" European Superstate, with themselves as leaders ..

All of the above prospects being equally horrible ..

Unless we do something about it, at the ballot box, we can kiss goodbye to any hope of future independence and self-determination for this island, which thousands died in the Napoleonic and two World Wars to protect ..

Spud said...

Captain Haddock: I don't like the EU either, but you do your cause no favours by comparing it to Nazi Germany.

Captain Haddock said...

I made no such comparison Spud, I merely pointed out that this is not the first time that Germany has perceived itself as the natural leader of a "United States of Europe" ..

Frau Merkel was the one who made veiled rumblings that if the Euro failed, it could eventually lead to war ..

She also threatened to "expel" Greece from the EU ..

If I recall my history lessons correctly, Germany has something of a track-record of waging war on countries who disagree with them .. and they have a proven history of forced "expulsions" ..

Spud said...

So you are comparing a German-led EU with Nazi Germany after all.

That doesn't help build the argument for Britain disengaging itself from the EU.

Captain Haddock said...

I have no need to build an argument for disengaging the UK from the European Union ..

The EU are already doing a sterling job, all by themselves ..

Ably assisted by the treacherous & venal lemmings who inhabit Whitehall ..