posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 09:59 AM
Originally posted by st3ve_o
i know my history well m8 and the poles (other nations) were fighting for their own cause
- Well if you want to split hairs over what happened the truth is that it might be termed 'common cause'.
But the facts are that their country had gone at that stage and there was no reason to imagine they would see it come back either.
They were fighting for us with no guarantee of anything other than the distinct possibility of dying merely to keep a foreign country free.
I do call that fighting for us.
immgration wasn't a factor back then
- Actually it was and we were desperate to get as many in here fighting on our side as we could.
'We' loved immigration back then.
but my question is how many of those living/working over here (now) would fight and die for THIS COUNTRY should that situation arise
- Well in the unlikely event of those same circumstances being repeated why not?
But more generally speaking why should those here now when they are here as guest workers?
It's not like they (those just here to work a few years) are here to stay and make the UK 'their country'.
Just as if I went to work in Poland (as a pal of mine has done) why should I/he, generally speaking, be expected to 'fight and die' for Poland?
it's a different generation my friend
- Well I can't dispute that.
BTW, nice to see it all kept civil.