a reply to: grainofsand
The issue is not whether those views agree with mine, but whether they are conducive to the ideals which saved our nation from being overrun by
fascism in times past, the ideals which kept our beacons lit when all around had relinquished themselves to darkness, or fallen prey to its evils, the
ideals that had our ancestors fighting tooth and nail to prevent tyrants from taking over the entire damned world at once.
Those are the ideals I respect, they are not mine, I did not invent them, and I claim no ownership over them. They, not the imperialist violence we
were once famous for during Victoria's reign, but the determination to fight against tyranny, are ideals which personify this nation now. We must,
each and every one of us be prepared to take them up, to stand beneath the same battle standards that kept our shores free of Nazism during our
darkest days, and ensure that our nation is never, NEVER befouled by xenophobia and hatred, that those who exemplify these things are either removed,
or defeated, before they threaten the existence of the slivers of laudable fabric which remains to our nation.
Appeasing these elements was a mistake in the past, is a mistake now, and will remain one in the future. To make such a mistake despite the vast
evidence against making such folly, would be to engender the darkness that we should stand against, as Chamberlain did. His folly saw London afire,
Coventry smashed asunder, a host of our cities in ruins for years, and lead to the deaths of countless innocents who meant no harm to anyone. If you
are comfortable with repeating past errors, that is your prerogative. However, be under no illusion. Your unwillingness to uphold the values for which
your ancestors fought will avail you only of the same result Chamberlain experienced. I for one refuse to tolerate such an error, given the obvious
nature of that particular trap. Nothing you could possibly say would make me turn away from that truth, or the reality of what must be done to ensure
such errors are not repeated.
The ONLY thing I cannot tolerate, is those who spread intolerance. The only thing I hate is those who make hatred their food and drink, their life,
their motto. The only future I refuse to allow to come to pass is one constructed by, and in service to darkness. Whatever that makes me in your eyes
is irrelevant. Only saving the soul of my nation has any importance when faced with the awful possibility of its demise.