A Thought for Remembrance Sunday

Tomorrow is the 95th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in the Great War. The event is commemorated today in Britain as Remembrance Sunday.

A Thought for Remembrance Sunday
by Seneca III

Ten thousand three hundred and fifty six people, male and female, young and old, marched, hobbled on sticks or were wheeled past the Cenotaph this morning. They laid their wreaths and paid their respects to those who have given their lives in the cause of freedom.

I feel that all is not lost after all, and I am minded of these words:

“A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to sow and a time to reap;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…”

— Ecclesiastes 3:2 (Old Testament); Qoheleth (Hebrew Bible)

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6 thoughts on “A Thought for Remembrance Sunday

  1. Nomine mutato, de te fabula narratur.

    I lost 3 great uncles in the first, and an uncle in the second. Grandfather taken prisoner by the Imperial German army in the Kaiserschlacht in 1918. The sequal involved UXB for grandad and then following the army into Hamburg to cut off the possibility of the red army invading Denmark. Along the way he saw Bergen Belsen.

    I think, looking back at the wreckage of 21st century Belgium, Holland, France and Britain, that the entire adventure was for naught.

    Lest we forget what exactly? If the actions of our ancestors brought on a demographic crisis in Europe, what was it done for? What was the sacrifice?

    Anyway, it’s good to see a moment of reflection on passed glory, it shows how debased we Re today by contrast.

  2. That’s not bad to have so many people participating in the Memorial. But that’s is more superficial imitation rather than knowing what they are doing. Or what should be done. When voters also go blindly and choose one idiot to replace another many people participate. And the destructive policies of the West against its own people continues unabated. More imports of Jihadists. Ane no abatement because we give them the mandate to continue with their dhimmi policies.

  3. Lest we forget what exactly?

    I think they’ve forgotten, Remembrance Sunday has been politicised and choreograph into a military pageant of the partisan state, Haig’s poppy has become a tattoo of nihilistic conformity with a subscription that elevates the armed forces over and above the people they defend.

    • WW1 has been called the “War of the White Tribes” by Africans. That’s the candid truth as revealed by an outsider.

    • Except for pictures of Prince Harry, I don’t see much ‘elevation’ of the military in Britain. Regular people are proud of their troops, but the troops don’t get cut any slack.

      Or is the Admiralty in 10 Downing St pulling the puppet strings??

  4. Regular people are proud of their troops, the point was that proud adulation can be misconstrued and turned into political currency – Military Covenant.

    The Military Covenant to my mind is a mercenary contract between government and the army one that is to the detriment and exclusion of the British peoples, a contract that elevates the interests of the armed forces over and above the regular peoples they defend.

    The Military Covenant turns the relationship between the British peoples and the armed forces on its head.

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