Apr 11, 2007

Whither England?

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst."

—C.S. Lewis
The shock is only just now wearing off. I find myself unable to squawk – let alone write – with sufficient eloquence regarding this matter. I shall, for now, defer to the following to parrot for me, as I hasten my plans for defection to the States.
We’re very glad the sailors are home. But safe return in this way - at what cost?

"And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
- Shakespeare's Henry V

I must now go and weep a while.

Cheers ...


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