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Monday, 1 July 2013

Men of England...Rise like Lions

Tommy Robinson & Kevin Carroll, doing a charity walk (raising money for a little girl with cancer) and intending to "pay their respects" to  Lee Rigby at the place where he was murdered get assaulted by a thug. It is not the attacker who gets arrested, but the two EDL leaders.

Someone in the Twitter-sphere commented that this was like the muslim woman getting stoned for having been raped. An in-your-face comparaison, but which I find  justified when I read that Tommy Robinson has been threatened with arrest should he publish the many death threats he and his family get.

The self-appointed intellectual 'elite' might sneer at Tommy Robinson and the class he proudly represents, but I think Socrates would have recognised  in him a   "Fellow Gadfly".  And, the  way he is treated by the English "Authorities"  proves, I think, my little theory which will, no doubt, have the "intelligenzia" run for the smelling salts.

The most telling  frame in this video is the picture, where Tommy Robinson is pushed  into the Police van, hand-cuffed, with the back of his T-shirt showing: "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS".

'Men of England, heirs of Glory,
Heroes of unwritten story,
Nurslings of one mighty Mother,
Hopes of her, and one another;

'Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.’

Do listen to this magnificent Shelley poem, read here  by Alan Cox 
who gives the most stirring  interpretation of it  I have heard so far:

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