Sunday, January 07, 2007

And now for something completely different.

A poem by Lord Byron (as near as I can recall it):

"When there's no lack of freedom to fight for at home,
Let a man fight for that of his neighbors.
Let him think of the glories of Greece and of Rome,
and get knocked on the head for his labours.

To do good for mankind is the chivalrous plan,
and is always as nobly requited.
So battle for freedom wherever you can,
and, if not shot or hung, you'll be knighted."

Problem is, now we're as likely to be shot or hung by our own government as we are by the enemy for fighting to protect the land of our heritage. It's hard to really know who to fight first, your own government, or theirs.

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