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Tuesday, 11 June 2013
DANCING ON THE GRAVES OF THE DEAD
More details of the 'celebrations' for the centenary of the start of the imperial war to end all imperial wars have been announced.
Glasgow will play host to Her Majesty the Queen at a church service of commemoration, the week after the end of the Commonwealth Games.
I don't care what your views on Scottish independence are, no one, but no one celebrates the centenary of the start of a war. Not even a little war, never mind a bloody great huge totally unnecessary war.
And if you can't find a better or a more decent way to spike any feeling of Scottishness that might come from a few weeks of Scotland competing in Games as "Scotland", only a month or so before the referendum, then shame on you, Cameron. To try to take some advantage from the numbers of Scotsmen that died for the Empire, well over 100,000 of them, is beneath any person with ordinary decent morals.
Celebrate, by all means, the end of the war in 2018. Celebrate the end of the hideous carnage of ordinary lion-like men, who were, you will remember, led by donkeys.
Ahhh..but that would be too late for your purpose, wouldn't it?
What a horrible little man Cameron is.
There is a good piece over at Rod McFarlane's place on this. It culminates in this poem which Rod wrote. It really is worth reading. He once told me I could use any of his stuff on this blog and I do so now with thanks.
Dancing on the Graves of the Dead We can have a Celebration Cameron said Breaking out all these Union Jacks Flying that tattered torn empire battle flag
A Cross between a Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Celebrations they agreed The main even in Scotland The day after the Commonwealth Games 6 weeks before the referendum They will Celebrate the Dead and the Maimed
An Appeal to British Patriotism is the plan Wave those little flags about, every woman child and man Celebrating the worst war in mankind’s history When we should be mourning them instead Where They used them once as fodder they are still using them when they're Dead!
Her Majesty and Heads of State will kick the whole thing off When She deigns to come to Glasgow with her dogs There is the “Spectacular” and the “Theatrical” These Shows will keep you all enthralled Come on line the streets in Britishness when you’re called.