The Man who said NO to Europe


Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

They've learnt respect for international law a little better than their British counterparts too with respect to the illegal war in Iraq. And I'm not using the word "illegal" just for effect. It's well documented that according to international law, the Iraq war was illegal.

And the British have learnt to ignore those UN laws which prevent us from doing the right thing.
 
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JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

And the British have learnt to ignore those UN laws which prevent us from doing the right thing.

I'm wondering if the problem is with the British or with the U.N.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

And the British have learnt to ignore those UN laws which prevent us from doing the right thing.

I'll take your lead. Would you like to join me in an abortion-clinic bondfire next month?

After all, when the law is wrong, it's time to take it in our own hands, right?

Or as Kipling put it:

Take up the White Man's burden--
Send forth the best ye breed--
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild--
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child.

Take up the White Man's burden--
In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple,
An hundred times made plain
To seek another's profit,
And work another's gain.

Take up the White Man's burden--
The savage wars of peace--
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hopes to nought.

Take up the White Man's burden--
No tawdry rule of kings,
But toil of serf and sweeper--
The tale of common things.
The ports ye shall not enter,
The roads ye shall not tread,
Go mark them with your living,
And mark them with your dead.

Take up the White Man's burden--
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard--
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah, slowly!) toward the light:--
"Why brought he us from bondage,
Our loved Egyptian night?"

Take up the White Man's burden--
Ye dare not stoop to less--
Nor call too loud on Freedom
To cloke your weariness;
By all ye cry or whisper,
By all ye leave or do,
The silent, sullen peoples
Shall weigh your gods and you.

Take up the White Man's burden--
Have done with childish days--
The lightly proferred laurel
The easy, ungrudged praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood
Through all the thankless years
Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom,
The judgment of your peers!

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I'm wondering if the problem is with the British or with the U.N.

Neither. It's with individuals.

The UN is far from perfect, but it's one of the few relatively global international legal mechanism we currently have.
 

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