Education and Academia
"This know also, that
in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers
of their own selves ... proud ... disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy, without natural affection ... fierce, despisers
of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of
pleasure more than lovers of God ... ever learning, and never able
to come to the knowledge of the truth ... their folly shall be
manifest unto all men" (2 Timothy 3:1-4,7,9)
By Looking Back We Honour and Learn
(12 November 2019)
"The main reason the
two world wars are airbrushed from the history taught to children is
the enforced unification of the mythical European 'family'" /
"By looking back we honour, by looking back we learn, by looking
back we steel ourselves for the future, we draw fresh inspiration to
march on ... The future is greatly helped, not hindered, by
considering the past. Those who died can still play a positive role
in our lives, but only as we remember them..."
Remembrance? No, Our Valiant Years Are Being Erased
(10 November 2019)
"Today is Remembrance
Sunday. In Whitehall, the great and the good will bow their heads in
recollection of the fallen. They should also bow their heads in
shame for the low status conferred on that memory in the
Government's National Curriculum for History in English schools.
Neither World War One nor World War Two is required teaching.
Instead, these nation-defining events are relegated to the status of
'Examples (non-statutory)' that 'could' be taught to
children. This contrasts with a statutory requirement to teach
either Islamic history, West African history or central American
history. Lord Tebbit has observed that, 'Lest we forget has
become lest we remember'..."
1914 - 1918: The War to Start All Wars Up Again (10
"The nation's youngsters have
dutifully and thoroughly gobbled up all the propaganda fed to them
by their teachers and by the scriptwriters and presenters of the
many programmes made to mark the centenary of the ending of the
First World War..."
Down With England's Past (13 October 2018)
"The Students' Union of Cambridge
University ... has voted not to celebrate Remembrance Day because it
'glorifies war' ... That's like saying that a woman weeping for her
departed husband thereby glorifies the cancer that killed him ...
The entire history of England is, according to [UK students] one
uninterrupted chain of oppression, injustice, slavery ... and every
other sin than which nothing worse exists. Hence we should spit on
the graves of those who died defending this awful place, including
presumably those 20,000 Royal Navy sailors who laid down their lives
trying to stop the slave trade in the early nineteenth century..."
Our Pride in the Poppy (15
"What has really stuck with me through the years were the
ages of the fallen, they were all so young, they never had a life.
Yet modern youth ... who have never done anything but whine, feel
able to condemn a single moment in a year when we can remember the
sacrifice of those that gave us our today" / "We remember those who
gave their lives for us because (1) It is the right thing to do, (2)
It stops us repeating the mistakes of the past. These spoilt and
delicate children have no idea what is the right thing to do and no
idea what they are destroying and thus what they are creating for
the future" / "May we never break faith. The young don't know there
are things worth dying for..."
The Poppy Doesn't Glorify War, You Cambridge Snowflakes. It
Recognises Our Debt to the Fallen
(14 October 2018)
"There is no glorification of the horror of war in
Remembrance Sunday. Wearing a poppy doesn't, to use that horrible
neologism, 'valorise' anything. We are simply acknowledging a debt
... That we live in a free and democratic country is something we
owe to all of them, and we recognise this through acts of collective
remembrance. It's difficult to believe this needs restating to
anyone, let alone to the privileged elites who attend institutions
such as Cambridge University, but it seems it does..."
A War Memorial? No, A Contemptible Symbol of White Male Privilege
(26 October 2018)
"This week we see how identity politics can make you a cruel,
self-indulgent fool who lacks all self-awareness as well as
compassion or empathy ... Ms Dawes ... didn't see sacrifice ... she
didn't see hope or despair ... [she] didn't see young men being sent
to their death, off to the Somme or some other hell on earth to be
machine-gunned down in the prime of their life. Instead she saw
'white male privilege' ... So yes, Ms Dawes is a disgrace to her
university. And a disgrace to her sex..."
UK Student Leader Demands 'White Men' War Hero Memorial Be Destroyed
(25 October 2018)
"Emily Dawes, the president of the University of Southampton
Student Union, vowed to vandalise the memorial unless sit was taken
down ... The mural, displayed at the heart of the leading
university's campus, depicts fallen soldiers - who were students
before they left to fight in the Great War - picking up the degrees
they [lived] to finish..."
[Please see the comments under the line.]
Liberty and Freedom from Tyranny
"We Will Remember Them" - And What They Stood For
(10 November 2019)
"This is about
sacrifices and what they were for. Today is not a day for
politicking. But nor is it a day to forget what all those who lost
their lives were fighting for. They fought for their country, for
freedom, for democracy, and for human decency. These concepts are
not fashionable in some quarters, particularly in Brussels and other
EU capitals, but they live on in the hearts and minds of the vast
majority of the people of our great nation to this day. This is what
many politicians and the Establishment still fail to understand.
Leaving the EU was never about trade, nor economics. It was always
about fundamental liberties and values..."
Freedom and Peace: The Subversion of Remembrance Day
(10 November 2019)
"I just attended by
local remembrance Day service, and I was pleased to see such a good
attendance ... [but] I was disappointed by the text and subtext of
the sermon and prayers. According to this prayer leader, the people
who fought in the two world wars did so in search of peace. The
sermon was bout the need to make and keep the peace; the prayers
were about peace with a response about peace. This is a subversion
of the truth ... [but] it is not surprising given the almost total
take-over of our churches and our institutions by Marxists who want
to take over the world without a shot being fired to protect us. Our
brave soldiers did not go to war for peace - they went to war for
FREEDOM ... Peace is the result of strong nations remaining within
their boundaries and not attempting to annex others. It is a product
of contentment, and that contentment comes from freedom - spiritual,
legal, social. That is why our soldiers fought and died for freedom
- not for peace."
"In Flanders Fields"? (12 November 2018)
"[T]he foe of which John McCrae
wrote were not the people in the opposite trenches. The foe were
tyranny and dictatorship ... our soldiers knew this ... Have we
still not learned that 'the foe' is not a race but a tyrannical
ideology? Have we still not learned that appeasement does not work?
Have we become so brainwashed, so soaked in 'feminism', that we
regard any fighting as abhorrent and never mind that there are good
reasons to fight? Survival, for example? Our children and young
people seem to have been taught that it's better to get raped
peacefully than to stand up and fight... Yes, we have indeed dropped
the torch! Yes, we have indeed broken faith with those who died and
lie in Flanders Fields! ... and yes, we will have to bear the
consequences in the years to come..."
Did They Die In Vain?
Remember Them More Honestly (November 2019)
did what they were supposed to do. They usually accept -
what else can they do? - the arguments for [war's]
necessity. Once such things begin, what is there to do
but finish them?. Their views are well summed up in
Philip Zec's great 1945 cartoon of a bandaged soldier
retrieving peace from the ruins of Europe and saying to
those who sent him there, 'Here you are. Don't lose
it again.' But they do not glory in them. Most of us
think and hope that we would have done roughly the same
if events had fallen that way ... We must remember them
more honestly. As the deep shadow of the lost and
inaccessible past spreads slowly over the early 1940s,
we are going to need to find more honesty still..."
From Dark November Morn to April Evening
(19 November 2018)
"In the morning dark of Armistice Sunday I was walking home
from the village war memorial where at sic o'clock we had listened
to a lone piper playing 'The Battle's O'er' ... I wondered what
these veterans would have thought if they had known the scheming
that went into the European project ... Having fought for the
familiar freedoms and laws of their own country, would they have
relished the idea of being kept in the dark about a totally new
system of government by foreigners, including former enemies? It was
a terrible insult to their service and showed what the plotters of
the planned Eurostate thought of them..."
All That Vanished Glory (11
"The conflict of 1914-1918 stands as the Great Divide of our
time ... all those forces of cultural destruction were given a power
assist by the Great War ... Consider this partial list, beginning
with the most important: Bolshevism... Women's lib... World
government... Pacifism... When nihilism takes hold of a culture, is
there any way it can be reversed without a complete societal
Did They Die in Vain? (10 November 2018)
"As this is Remembrance Weekend,
a cynic might be tempted to ask whether those who so courageously
and so patriotically gave their lives in the last two wars would be
pleased at what has happened to the country, the traditions and the
freedoms they fought to defend:..."
A Tweet From a Young Remainer (16 June 2016)
In voting to leave the European
Union in 2016, we voted for the future freedom of our children and
grandchildren as our forebears fought in the wars last century for
our freedom. Tragically, we did not realise that in sending
our children to state schools and universities we had been turning
their hearts and minds from grateful respect for the sacrifices of
their forefathers unto arrogant and ignorant contempt, from truth
unto error, from good unto evil, and ultimately from life unto death
as they will become 'once more slaves'.
"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.
And their grandchildren are once more slaves."
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Canadian Army (1872-1918)
"[T]he foe of which John McCrae
wrote were not the people in the opposite trenches.
The foe were tyranny and dictatorship ... our soldiers knew this ...
Yes, we have indeed dropped the torch! Yes, we have indeed broken
faith with those who died and lie in Flanders Fields! ...
and yes, we will have to bear the
consequences in the years to come..."
thing there is a
season, and a time to
every purpose under the
A time to be born, and a
time to die; a time to
plant, and a time to
that which is
A time to kill, and a
time to heal; a time to
break down, and a time
to build up;
A time to weep, and a
time to laugh; a time to
mourn, and a time to
A time to cast away
stones, and a time to
gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a
time to refrain from
A time to get, and a
time to lose; a time to
keep, and a time to cast
A time to rend, and a
time to sew; a time to
keep silence, and a time
A time to love, and a
time to hate; a time of
war, and a time of
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