"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."

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sunday Reflection

Major Tom Perkins
Chief of Staff - 1 SCOTS Battle Group
Helmand Province


  1. Delightful, CE. One of those pieces of music that can still make what little hair I retain feel prickly! Reminiscent - I'd never heard it before today - of 'Missa Luba', in parts.

    Thank you - it's never too late to spread one's horizons.

  2. Being an opsimath, you're well placed to appreciate something new :-) . I've just found Missa Luba on YouTube and they're definitely in the same vein.

    It's many years since I've seen the film but 'God you tekem laef blong mi', if I remember rightly, was the soundtrack to the most horrific of the fighting. It's a very emotional piece.

  3. If...!!!
    Missa Luba...!!!

    Why have we still not learned

  4. Hi Indyanhat, I think we learned a long time ago. Unfortunately it suits tptb on many levels (humanitarian, financial) to keep so many wars on the go. There's such a huge disconnect between the governed and the governors.

  5. Hey there GV, For so long have we been shown the excesses of governments and still we put up with them, though there seems little chance we will ever be able to 'change' them, other than for the next bunch of twats at an election.

    Radical reform is/was needed but where is the will to do so? There is none from the Govt itself and nowhere near enough from the people.

    Do like the music by the way!

  6. I agree with every single word, Indyanhat. It's what I've spent the past eighteen months doing on this blog - trying to reach people and show why it's wrong. Ultimately, people are free to make up their own minds. It doesn't make me feel any better though :-)

    I'm glad you liked the music though I'm not sure whether it's Polynesian/Melanesian - it was for our own Thin Red Line and the donation link below.


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