Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Was it all in vain?

That this nation, this United Kingdom, is now in another war and one not being fought on the military front can no longer be denied. That we are slowly being conquered, from without and within, can also no longer be denied. That we have, for the past few decades, elected and been governed by those that can only be termed 'Quislings' can no longer be denied.

Over the centuries this nation, this United Kingdom, has fought many, many armed conflicts to preserve our country, our society, our way of life and our belief in democracy; armed conflicts which culminated in World War II. During that last, almost apocalyptic conflict, many nationals from other countries fled to this nation and fought for and beside us to preserve all for which they believed the United Kingdom stood.

Are we now to sully their memory and the ultimate sacrifice which so many of them made, because of a mis-guided and totally mad political dream, one that is pursued by those who have no regard for them they are meant to represent and serve? Are we to dishonour those that made that ultimate sacrifice; and in so doing, dishonour ourselves? Are we to dishonour those who died in concentration camps? Are we to dishonour those who suffered great deprivation and maltreatment on our behalf, men like Albert Brown or women like Nancy Wake who famously said: "....I used to think it didn't matter if I died, because without freedom there was no point in living".

So to those who are content with this nation's membership of the European Union; to those who are content to see our society ravaged by political dogma; to those who are content to see Islamism proliferate in our land; to those who would willingly cede their 'rights' as free men and women; to those who wish to be considered, at the end of the day, outcasts of our society and our nation, I pose the following question:

Who amongst us would not wish to be able to say that the following words - words that undoubtedly drove those that made that ultimate sacrifice to fight for our nation - are also our words?
"That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
 In which case, people of the United Kingdom, are you 'UKers', or are you mice?


James Higham said...

Some are English. ;-)

NewsboyCap said...


Fine, fine words indeed.
But I fear that the time for words is coming to an end. The time for action is upon us, be it Lawful or otherwise.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

JH: Appreciate that this was fictionally said by an Englishman to his fellow men, but it is just as appicable to all in the UK

Nbc: Thank you and yes, I agree (got a tad carried away last night......)

IanPJ said...

Poland warns of war 'in 10 years' as EU leaders scramble to contain panic

PeterCharles said...

Such sentiments are total anathema to our political elite of today. Honesty, courage and national pride are for the despised little people, aka you and me. Self interest, personal power and the chance to strut on an international stage are what drives these people. They would sell Britain at the drop of a hat if it was seen to be to their personal benefit.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

IPJ: Off to read.........

PC: Yup totally agree of course - apologies but got carried away last night!

Alex said...

I don't follow - what point are you actually trying to make? That the EU plan to revoke British nationhood and that we're soon to become the slaves of a Muslim political elite?

Seemed to be a lot of words, but nothing in the way of reasoned arguments...

Chris Edwards said...

Peter,the bastards have sold England for 30 seconds of fame, and Alex the whole idea of the EU is to eliminate national identity, and yes islam is a big factor here. If you want fact, even better than a reasoned argument, then go look around!
Im sorry I gave up, the socialist thieves had 75% of my estate(so to speak) I worked for 5 years for no pay when Soros killed the pound and this time I went to somewhere with a banking system left!

Alex said...

I not a fan of the EU at all. I just found the particular language used rather apocalyptic. Unnecessarily so...

As for Muslims and "just look around" - What precisely does that mean? It sounds like you're skirting dangerously close to horrible bigotry. I'm an atheist and frankly would prefer it if nobody was religious. But the way in which Muslims are being attacked as if their religion was fundamentally worse than other oppressive and outdated doctrines (Catholicism, Judaism, etc) really is very poor form.

Plus there are actually very few Muslims in positions of power in this country. So quite why I'm supposed to be terrified of them, I really don't know...

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Alex & CE: Well Alex, if you were unable to understand that which I wrote then I would respectfully suggest you return to school and study the English language.

That the Muslims have the stated aim of world domination is not in doubt, they have said so themselves. That the aim of the EU is indeed revocation of British nationhood is again not now in doubt,they have stated the nation state is of no consequence.

Shapurji Dorabji Saklatvala (28 March 1874-16 January 1936) was Britain's first Black Labour MP. A Bombay-born Communist, Saklatvala represented the working class south London seat of North Battersea between 1922-23 and 1924-1929 and prior to 1987 had been the only coloured MP. In 1987 it all changed with the election of four non-white MPs: Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng, Bernie Grant and Keith Vaz.

You ask 'just look around' and what does it mean - then take a look at how many coloured MPs there are, how many coloured quangocrats there are, how many coloured councillors there are and you wonder why us 'whiteys' are a tad concerned? Remember the story "first then came for me, but I did nothing"?

As they say, Alex, wake up and smell the coffee.......?

outsider said...

You are disastrously wrong here. Colour has nothing to do with it. This is what was said about Jews until they proved their patriotic valour in war. Keith Vaz is oily but OK; he was educated at my old school so I know he learnt the right values. Some of the finest young English gentlemen I come across now are from Caribbean backgrounds. Yes, there are people who refuse to integrate and then insist that we should be like them but most new Commonwealth immigrants and their children feel British and not European, which should make them your allies. Those who hate and want to decry and destroy British culture and identity are predominantly white natives.

Alex said...

"Alex & CE: Well Alex, if you were unable to understand that which I wrote then I would respectfully suggest you return to school and study the English language"

Haha! Absolutely superb stuff!

I understood the words perfectly, my friend. My point is that said words when cobbled together failed to make any meaningful point.

As for the rest of your comment...absolutely appalling. What I find most worrying about the United kingdom is that there are still people holding such disgusting prejudices as your own.

Heaven forbid we accept a non-white person in a position of power/respectability/influence...

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Outsider: You are right, colour has nothing to do with it, but a sense of values does, Keith Vaz is an oily person but then there are ditto amongst the whites in the HoC where honour and principle are concerned. On the question of 'colour' see my response to Alex below.

I don't care what anyone's ethnicity is, they are more than welcome here, but they respect our culture and way of life, they do not attempt to impose theirs on me - something which unfortunately so many do. I can but repeat a comment made elsewhere and that is if immigrants find us so 'unfriendly' then I suggest they bugger off and live somewhere else.

Alex: I posed questions which were related and which taken as a whole did make a point.

See the response to outrider, I have many friends of other races, I have worked under such people, so ethnicity is not a problem. What is a problem for me is the loss of 'Britishness', the sense of our history, our individuality.

I see no problem with the attitude adopted by the Swiss where citizenship is concerned - not a national, then no vote. People decide who becomes a citizen. People decide what can and can't happen, not a politician or 'crat.

I have no prejudice against any other race except where my country is concerned. As to holding public office, I would make residence a qualifying condition - say 30 years.

Sorry if that offends, but its how I feel and anyone who doesn't like it will have to lump it, so to speak.

outsider said...

Applying your 30 year rule to a few of the better known 2010 MP intake, I confirm that Priti Patel and Chuka Umunna are thoroughly British, born and bred, and Nadhim Zahawi should qualify but Rory Stewart would probably have to wait until 2015. Seems a bit unfair on Rory.
(Diane Abbot is of course British born and bred. Paul Boateng is British born in London so would presumably qualify although he spent some of his childhood in Ghana. Keith Vaz, having been born in Aden, would have had to wait a further 10 years until 1997. Only Bernie Grant would have been ruled out.)

WitteringsfromWitney said...

outsider: if you say so, haven't got time to check......

Would qualify slightly that not only 30 years continuous residence, but 10 years in a career outside politics.

NOt shifting the goalposts, you understand....... :)