Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

No further use

No further use

Mac on… the disgraceful treatment of Afghan translators  

August 19, 2015 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Canary burqa

Canary burqa

Niqabis

 

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England my England

Where is England when one is completing forms that request nationality?

In my experience it is usually British, however I wasn’t born in Scotland, Wales or Ireland but England, therefore I am English and not British.

This may sound xenophobic but it isn’t, I just wish to reiterate my Englishness.

Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) wrote

  “The Soldier”

“If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is forever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

Washed by rivers, blessed 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 haven.

My comments regarding Englishness aside and whether I agree with Britain’s involvement in Afghanistan or Iraq remember this each time a soldier dies and is brought back home. A part that made him / her unique has been snuffed out like a brief candle and left in a foreign country.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment