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The Last Post

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
(John 15:13)



Education and Academia

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves ... proud ... disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection ... fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God ... ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth ... their folly shall be manifest unto all men" (2 Timothy 3:1-4,7,9)

By Looking Back We Honour and Learn  (12 November 2019)

"The main reason the two world wars are airbrushed from the history taught to children is the enforced unification of the mythical European 'family'"  /  "By looking back we honour, by looking back we learn, by looking back we steel ourselves for the future, we draw fresh inspiration to march on ... The future is greatly helped, not hindered, by considering the past. Those who died can still play a positive role in our lives, but only as we remember them..."

Remembrance? No, Our Valiant Years Are Being Erased  (10 November 2019)

"Today is Remembrance Sunday. In Whitehall, the great and the good will bow their heads in recollection of the fallen. They should also bow their heads in shame for the low status conferred on that memory in the Government's National Curriculum for History in English schools. Neither World War One nor World War Two is required teaching. Instead, these nation-defining events are relegated to the status of 'Examples (non-statutory)' that 'could' be taught to children. This contrasts with a statutory requirement to teach either Islamic history, West African history or central American history. Lord Tebbit has observed that, 'Lest we forget has become lest we remember'..."

1914 - 1918: The War to Start All Wars Up Again  (10 November 2018)

"The nation's youngsters have dutifully and thoroughly gobbled up all the propaganda fed to them by their teachers and by the scriptwriters and presenters of the many programmes made to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War..."

Down With England's Past  (13 October 2018)

"The Students' Union of Cambridge University ... has voted not to celebrate Remembrance Day because it 'glorifies war' ... That's like saying that a woman weeping for her departed husband thereby glorifies the cancer that killed him ... The entire history of England is, according to [UK students] one uninterrupted chain of oppression, injustice, slavery ... and every other sin than which nothing worse exists. Hence we should spit on the graves of those who died defending this awful place, including presumably those 20,000 Royal Navy sailors who laid down their lives trying to stop the slave trade in the early nineteenth century..."


The Poppy

Our Pride in the Poppy  (15 October 2018)

"What has really stuck with me through the years were the ages of the fallen, they were all so young, they never had a life. Yet modern youth ... who have never done anything but whine, feel able to condemn a single moment in a year when we can remember the sacrifice of those that gave us our today"  /  "We remember those who gave their lives for us because (1) It is the right thing to do, (2) It stops us repeating the mistakes of the past. These spoilt and delicate children have no idea what is the right thing to do and no idea what they are destroying and thus what they are creating for the future"  /  "May we never break faith. The young don't know there are things worth dying for..."

The Poppy Doesn't Glorify War, You Cambridge Snowflakes. It Recognises Our Debt to the Fallen  (14 October 2018)

"There is no glorification of the horror of war in Remembrance Sunday. Wearing a poppy doesn't, to use that horrible neologism, 'valorise' anything. We are simply acknowledging a debt ... That we live in a free and democratic country is something we owe to all of them, and we recognise this through acts of collective remembrance. It's difficult to believe this needs restating to anyone, let alone to the privileged elites who attend institutions such as Cambridge University, but it seems it does..."


The Rothenstein Mural

A War Memorial? No, A Contemptible Symbol of White Male Privilege  (26 October 2018)

"This week we see how identity politics can make you a cruel, self-indulgent fool who lacks all self-awareness as well as compassion or empathy ... Ms Dawes ... didn't see sacrifice ... she didn't see hope or despair ... [she] didn't see young men being sent to their death, off to the Somme or some other hell on earth to be machine-gunned down in the prime of their life. Instead she saw 'white male privilege' ... So yes, Ms Dawes is a disgrace to her university. And a disgrace to her sex..."

UK Student Leader Demands 'White Men' War Hero Memorial Be Destroyed  (25 October 2018)

"Emily Dawes, the president of the University of Southampton Student Union, vowed to vandalise the memorial unless sit was taken down ... The mural, displayed at the heart of the leading university's campus, depicts fallen soldiers - who were students before they left to fight in the Great War - picking up the degrees they [lived] to finish..." [Please see the comments under the line.]


Liberty and Freedom from Tyranny

"We Will Remember Them" - And What They Stood For  (10 November 2019)

"This is about sacrifices and what they were for. Today is not a day for politicking. But nor is it a day to forget what all those who lost their lives were fighting for. They fought for their country, for freedom, for democracy, and for human decency. These concepts are not fashionable in some quarters, particularly in Brussels and other EU capitals, but they live on in the hearts and minds of the vast majority of the people of our great nation to this day. This is what many politicians and the Establishment still fail to understand. Leaving the EU was never about trade, nor economics. It was always about fundamental liberties and values..."

Freedom and Peace: The Subversion of Remembrance Day  (10 November 2019)

"I just attended by local remembrance Day service, and I was pleased to see such a good attendance ... [but] I was disappointed by the text and subtext of the sermon and prayers. According to this prayer leader, the people who fought in the two world wars did so in search of peace. The sermon was bout the need to make and keep the peace; the prayers were about peace with a response about peace. This is a subversion of the truth ... [but] it is not surprising given the almost total take-over of our churches and our institutions by Marxists who want to take over the world without a shot being fired to protect us. Our brave soldiers did not go to war for peace - they went to war for FREEDOM ... Peace is the result of strong nations remaining within their boundaries and not attempting to annex others. It is a product of contentment, and that contentment comes from freedom - spiritual, legal, social. That is why our soldiers fought and died for freedom - not for peace."

"In Flanders Fields"?  (12 November 2018)

"[T]he foe of which John McCrae wrote were not the people in the opposite trenches. The foe were tyranny and dictatorship ... our soldiers knew this ... Have we still not learned that 'the foe' is not a race but a tyrannical ideology? Have we still not learned that appeasement does not work? Have we become so brainwashed, so soaked in 'feminism', that we regard any fighting as abhorrent and never mind that there are good reasons to fight? Survival, for example? Our children and young people seem to have been taught that it's better to get raped peacefully than to stand up and fight... Yes, we have indeed dropped the torch! Yes, we have indeed broken faith with those who died and lie in Flanders Fields! ... and yes, we will have to bear the consequences in the years to come..."


Did They Die In Vain?

Remember Them More Honestly  (November 2019)

"[The men] did what they were supposed to do. They usually accept - what else can they do? - the arguments for [war's] necessity. Once such things begin, what is there to do but finish them?. Their views are well summed up in Philip Zec's great 1945 cartoon of a bandaged soldier retrieving peace from the ruins of Europe and saying to those who sent him there, 'Here you are. Don't lose it again.'  But they do not glory in them. Most of us think and hope that we would have done roughly the same if events had fallen that way ... We must remember them more honestly. As the deep shadow of the lost and inaccessible past spreads slowly over the early 1940s, we are going to need to find more honesty still..."

From Dark November Morn to April Evening  (19 November 2018)

"In the morning dark of Armistice Sunday I was walking home from the village war memorial where at sic o'clock we had listened to a lone piper playing 'The Battle's O'er' ... I wondered what these veterans would have thought if they had known the scheming that went into the European project ... Having fought for the familiar freedoms and laws of their own country, would they have relished the idea of being kept in the dark about a totally new system of government by foreigners, including former enemies? It was a terrible insult to their service and showed what the plotters of the planned Eurostate thought of them..."

All That Vanished Glory  (11 November 2018)

"The conflict of 1914-1918 stands as the Great Divide of our time ... all those forces of cultural destruction were given a power assist by the Great War ... Consider this partial list, beginning with the most important: Bolshevism... Women's lib... World government... Pacifism... When nihilism takes hold of a culture, is there any way it can be reversed without a complete societal collapse?..."


Did They Die in Vain?  (10 November 2018)

"As this is Remembrance Weekend, a cynic might be tempted to ask whether those who so courageously and so patriotically gave their lives in the last two wars would be pleased at what has happened to the country, the traditions and the freedoms they fought to defend:..."

A Tweet From a Young Remainer  (16 June 2016)

In voting to leave the European Union in 2016, we voted for the future freedom of our children and grandchildren as our forebears fought in the wars last century for our freedom. Tragically, we did not realise that in sending our children to state schools and universities we had been turning their hearts and minds from grateful respect for the sacrifices of their forefathers unto arrogant and ignorant contempt, from truth unto error, from good unto evil, and ultimately from life unto death as they will become 'once more slaves'.


Poor Fools...

"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.
And their grandchildren are once more slaves."


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
       In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
       In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, MD,
Canadian Army (1872-1918)




"[T]he foe of which John McCrae wrote were not the people in the opposite trenches.
The foe were tyranny and dictatorship ... our soldiers knew this ...
Yes, we have indeed dropped the torch! Yes, we have indeed broken faith with those who died and lie in Flanders Fields! ...
and yes, we will have to bear the consequences in the years to come..."


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
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;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)


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