I am awaiting the lark, for spring is all but upon us. How I listened to that lark when I was in H-5, and watched a pair of chaffinches which arrived in February. Now lying on what indeed is my death bed, I still listen even to the black crows. -
Total equality and fraternity cannot and never will be gained whilst these parasites dominate and rule the lives of a nation. There is no equality in a society that stands upon the economic and political bog if only the strongest make it good or survive. Compare the lives, comforts, habits, wealth of all those political conmen (who allegedly are concerned for us, the people) with that of the wretchedly deprived and oppressed.
Compare it in any decade in history, compare it tomorrow, in the future, and it will mock you. Yet our perennial blindness continues. -
I have always taken a lesson from something that was told me by a sound man, that is, that everyone, Republican or otherwise, has his own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small, no one is too old or too young to do something. -
Bobby Sands Diary extract.
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Last night i was taken to see a irish signer called Luka Bloom by a few close friends and it was one of the best gigs i have been to in many years. It was very special and i hope that this video can help share some of the happiness that this Irish man singing gave to me last night. Thank you Luka
Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, “Let us bathe in the sea.”
Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked away.
And Beauty too came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too shy to be naked, therefore she dressed herself with the raiment of Ugliness. And Beauty walked her way.
And to this very day men and women mistake the one for the other.
Yet some there are who have beheld the face of Beauty, and they know her notwithstanding her garments. And some there be who know the face of Ugliness, and the cloth conceals him not from their eyes.
February 2014 / Birthday
Lowey at Todos.
Brother lowey at Todos,
Funny article on the Guardian online today. Sorry Scotland.
1 Sorry for calling every last one of you “Jock”. We now know it’s offensive, especially if you’re a woman.
2 So sorry for the years of heartless Conservative governments that you never voted for that ripped the heart out of the Scottish mining, steel and shipbuilding industries, butchered public services and imposed an unwonted, dismal neo-liberal ethos on a land to which such a callous political and economic philosophy was inimical.
3 And for making you guinea pigs for Margaret Thatcher’s disastrous poll tax, inflicting it on you a year before England and Wales, and then – somehow! – forgetting to backdate the rebate for the tax when it was abolished in the early 90s.
4 Sorry for the 1746 Dress Act that banned tartan, part of a sustained attempt by the British government in Westminster to ethnically cleanse the Highlands and eliminate Gaelic culture.
5 Sorry for thinking Culloden and Flodden were the same battle.
6 Sorry that some of us lift your kilts up at weddings. You know, to check. That’s not on.
7 We’re sorry for describing Andy Murray as Scottish when he was rubbish and British when he won Wimbledon. It’s just that we don’t win much.
8 Did you know the multiple Olympic medal-winning British cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is Scottish? You did? Sorry for only just realising that.
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Take two from the brothers. Loving it.