Sunday, November 22, 2015

We suffer when we forget what we once knew


7 comments:

drjim said...

Even more true today than it was 100 years ago....

Anonymous said...

Or 200+ years ago when President Jefferson sent the Marines to "the shores of Tripoli"
Terry
Fla.

Stuart Garfath, Toukley, N.S.W., Australia said...

I wish like all hell that Winston was alive today, or someone like him.
Here in Australia, our present Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, though extremely wealthy, has not got a bloody clue about the real world, much less how to run a country!.
Good Christ Almighty, he has even suggested that ISIS be part of a power sharing deal over there, this idiot is stunningly, and dangerously completely out of touch.
He has gone so far as to tell the world that Australia will not be putting 'boots on the ground',- way to go you bloody moron, you damnable COWARD, telling the enemy your intentions, or lack of!.
When England needed a War Leader, they got Winston, now Australia needs a War Leader, we get Malcolm Turnbull, a carbon copy of the leader that Winston succeeded, Neville Chamberlain.

Jason said...

The bracketed "translations" are a sad commentary on the state of modern education. What are the odds that anyone who's actually literate and intellectually curious enough to read about Churchill would also *need* those particular words translated?

alcade said...

Jason you took the words right out of my mouth. Churchill was also an entertaining and engaging author. I really enjoyed his books (including the one quoted).

Keith Pearson said...

I'm thinking right now, we need a Jan Sobieski, Charles Martel, Don Juan or maybe a Vlad Tepes or two. Not that I wouldn't love a Churchill in the mix.

Anonymous said...

one of the greatest speeches ever, Churchill's "NEVER GIVE UP" commencement oration......(can't remember the date or the school).....

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