"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 11 February 2010

In All It's Glory & No EU To Be Seen

Don't let the EU misappropriate this music for its own ends. Beethoven wrote it for the people, not for an intra-appointed elite. The time will come when Ode to Joy is held in as high esteem as God Save the Queen - and only heard at 'appropriate' venues.

Btw, finding this intact on YouTube was bloody difficult. Make the most of it while you can.


  1. GV,

    As a Beethoven fanatic I for one am more than grateful for your effort!

    BTW, if the EU think that I am going to stand, hand on heart, for this when it is played in their dishonour, they can bloody well think again!

  2. Me too, Mr W. The only problem is that we hear less of it these days unless it's to do with an EU occasion. How dare they take it for themselves?

  3. Fabulous. I went the Mozart route this evening.

  4. Perhaps it is 'appropriate', GV. Beethoven wrote the music for 'An freude' when he was stone deaf. For all the listening it does, the EU commissariat may as well be just as deaf.

  5. I find Mozart wakes me up James - a good way to start the day.

    That's a good point Edgar - it's in trouble at the moment and is frantically trying to gain some credibility. They just can't admit that it's a fundamentally flawed structure.


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