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Last bastion of a scoundrel

A Government that seems to hate Britain and has been systematically destroying the fabric and heritage of this country suddenly now wants to wave the flag.

Wonko brings us news of the latest plans such as :

Britain's first 'Citizenship Day' has been pencilled in for this October, to celebrate the value of community and volunteer work.
(So that is what being British is all about is it!). It is planned that all teenagers are going to be dragged along to salute the flag and repeat platitudes.

The correct Teenager response should be as I have mentioned before:

"And so he worked towards his peroration - which, by the way, he used later with overwhelming success at a meeting of electors - while they sat, flushed and uneasy, in sour disgust. After many many words, he reached for the cloth-wrapped stick and thrust one hand in his bosom. This - this was the concrete symbol of their land - worthy of all honour and reverence! Let no boy look on this flag who did not purpose to worthily add to its imperishable lustre. He shook it before them - a large calico Union Jack, staring in all three colours, and waited for the thunder of applause that should crown his effort.

They looked in silence. They had certainly seen the thing before - down at the coastguard station, or through a telescope, half-mast high when a brig went ashore on Braunton sands; above the roof of the Golf Club, and in Keyte's window, where a certain kind of striped sweetmeat bore it in paper on each box. But the College never displayed it; it was no part of the scheme of their lives; the Head had never alluded to it; their fathers had not declared it unto them. It was a matter shut up, sacred and apart. What, in the name of everything caddish, was he driving at, who waved that horror before their eves? Happy thought! Perhaps he was drunk."
The Flag of their Country - from Stalky & Co. - Rudyard Kipling

Comments

I'm not a citizen.

I am a subject of the Crown.

By the time my kids are old enough for that, they'll be so English they'd rather go to prison than swear alleigence to Britain. :D

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