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  • ross1948 1:10 am on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Empire Day! 24th May! 


    I usually, on this date, write something a little nostalgic for the happy days as a kid in Ontario…

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    …when we celebrated Empire Day.

    This year, however, it’s different.

    Ungrateful aliens, aided and abetted by scum of British stock, have decided to bully Brits into disowning the magnificent imperial heritage.

    The British are told not to honour their forebears’ achievements, to forget how hardy pioneers took and tamed and settled vast wilderness territories…

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    ….and by sheer toil and grit transformed them into the vibrant, dynamic dominions we see today…

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    Moreover, Britain bestowed the blessings of parliamentary democracy on a united India, created out of hundreds of separate principalities.

    It may not have always been a gentle process, in any of the continents where the Union Jack flew proudly, but nor was it ignoble.

    So there is NO WAY any Brit should be shamed of our ancestors…

    …who built the greatest empire the world has ever seen.

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    Last month there was a very good article….

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/26/honour-britains-imperial-troops-heroes-empire/

    … which I recommend to anyone who needs to refresh memories of a glorious heritage. 

     
    • Uncle Oz 7:17 am on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Australia wouldnt exist without the British Empire.
      Thtee cheers for Captain Cook.
      Let’s put up a few more statues to honour him.

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    • Arnold 11:26 am on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      We in Canada inherited democracy thanks to the British Empiire.
      Now we are losing it, thanks to ifirst one Turdo and now another

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    • Fiona 2:06 pm on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      We should be celebrating our imperial achievement, praising heroes, like Clive, Wolfe, Rhodes.

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    • Pamela 3:32 pm on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, be proud of our heritage and loud in its defence.
      The liberal elites are treasonous and should be swept out of every position of influence they control.

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    • Vanessa R 9:28 pm on May 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The British Empire did far more good than harm.
      We should all respect those who built it and make sure school-books instil pride in the young generation who get so much misinfornation denigraring their ancestors.

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  • ross1948 8:35 pm on June 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Breaking News? A Boris U-Turn? Yawn! 


    The Independent’s explosive revelations, that Boris, soon after he entered the Commons, applauded the way the British shouldered the burden of empire…

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    …and lauded the way UK colonial heroes fought to outlaw slavery…

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-colonialism-africa-british-empire-slavery-a9564541.html

    ..will come as no surprise to those who have noted the way the flip-floppy fop has u-turned on everything possible.

    Is it possible he actually meant what he wrote in 2002?

    It was, after all, true, and is why most Brits, even despite the leftist drivel pumped into young minds by traitor teachers…

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    …are still proud of their forefathers’ achievements…

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    …a glorious imperial heritage!

    Or was he, as usual, just wittering for a specific audience?

    Does his absurd appeasement gibbering to a BLM audience last week represent his real attitude?

    What do YOU think?

    I am asking not merely from curiosity but because I honestly expect him to pull a ‘yuey’ of some sort on Brexit, whether it be on fisheries, or submission to the ECJ, or, God Forbid, another sell-out of British Ulster.

     

     
  • ross1948 7:17 pm on May 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Empire Day, 24th May – Nothing To Apologise For! 


    Not the first time I’ve noted Empire Day, fondly remembering how we loyalists partied in Perth County, Ontario, fireworks and bonfires.

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    I don’t always mark it in the blog, but this year I feel obliged to do so..

    …due to an appeal for national self-abasement in the Guardian.

    As if my ancestors, who left the area of Kilrea, on Ulster’s River Bann, in the 1830s, crossing the Atlantic, a six week voyage in a wooden ship…

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    …do not deserve the pride their descendants feel about their role in expanding the British Empire wider still and wider.

    At least I hope all my far-flung kin feel that way.

    I hope no relations, however distant, were involved in the removal of Sir John’s statue in Victoria, BC…

    Victoria, BC – Pinko Mayor Scorns Democracy! 

    ….a crime against Canadian history perpetrated by a council clique determined to deny citizens there a vote on the desecration.

    The same goes for the Cornwallis monument on the other side of the Dominion, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a province once proud of its founders’ heritage….


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    …where, we may read, appeasement of anti-heritage thuggery has had a toxic effect on democratic decision-making..

    ..marred by anti-Cornwallis protests, including threats to forcibly remove the statue and HRM officials’ concerns for public safety.

    This led to council voting on Jan. 30, 2018 to immediately remove the statue (the next day).

    This should be recognised as mere pandering to malcontents among the local Micmac Red Indians –

    Council’s decision followed the Assembly of Mi’kmaq Chiefs passing a resolution several days earlier calling for just that

    https://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/regional-perspectives/len-canfield-cornwallis-statue-legacy-in-limbo-two-years-later-403923/

    But I’m not going to debate all this.

    Lefties can belly-ache if they will, about how our folks transformed a wilderness into a fine advanced country, just as other British pioneers laid the foundations for today’s Australia.

    Or they can blather about things like the slave trade, though if white men were bad to buy slaves in Africa, what about the non-white men who sold those slaves?

    Today, I merely nail my colours to the mast and say, as we did in a happier…

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    …more civil and much more free country, all those years ago –

    Happy Empire Day!

     
    • Billy King 11:38 pm on May 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Empire Day!
      I liked reading this, Ross!
      We Brits have such achievements to our credit.
      None more so than we Ulster Brits.

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  • ross1948 7:20 pm on May 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Empire Day – 24th May! 


    Just a moment’s nostalgia for a happier Canada, when freedom reigned hand-in-hand with Her Majesty, in a Dominion where the Red Ensign flew proudly…

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    ….and our fire-crackers went off as we sang around the Empire Day bonfires in Perth County, Ontario…

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    …as our forefathers sang when they created Canada.

     
    • Tom Butcher 7:46 pm on May 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      why do we not celebrate Empire Day??

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  • ross1948 5:07 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Vimy Ridge – What Was Going Through Justin’s Mind? 


    I believe my Uncle Jack – actually my Grandma’s brother – served in Europe during the Great War. He, like just about all my kin of every generation, was  both a proud Canadian and a loyal subject of His Britannic Majesty.

    We were never in doubt about our country’s independence and never saw any need to prattle on about it.


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    Interesting therefore to read -even in the French edition of The Local – that there are still arguments about whether Vimy Ridge was some sort of key to Canada’s evolution into a nation, a view disputed by Michael Boire of Canada’s Royal Military College.

    He reckons Vimy Ridge was “pure mythology…It was neither decisive for the war’s outcome “nor the most fundamental” of the battles fought by Canadians during the conflict, Boire said.

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    It doesn’t matter.

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    We won the battle and those young Canadians in 1917 fought bravely, and many of them never came home.

    It seemed odd that Justin Turdo showed up. He, like his foul father, Pierre…

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    …would probably rather forget forever the Canadian role in the defence of the British Empire.

    Turdeau and Terrorism – Like Father, Like Son? 

    But Pretty Boy had to do his ceremonial duty, I guess.

    It would have been even more jarring still, had it been a WW2 battle being commemorated.

    Turdo Senior, after all, was a notorious Nazi sympathiser,

    Young Trudeau: Fascist, anti-Semite, and separatist – Canada.com

     

     

     
    • Arnold 10:15 pm on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You said it, Ross.
      The Turd must have felt terribly out of place, standing there while real Canadians were honoured for defending Queen and Country.

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  • ross1948 8:50 pm on July 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alan Cumming, , British Empire, , , Scots actor,   

    Stupid Scots Actor’s Apology for Anglophobic Rant 


    After the British freedom referendum, many leftists began a-shrilling about a ‘spike’ in racist abuse incidents.
    One assumes they included the fact that somebody named Alan Cumming engaged in a mindless racist outburst, viz.
     “I was appalled when I heard the result. And I have three words to sum it up. Stupid. English. People.”
    ——As we might deduce from his odd choice of Twitter photo, Cummings is apparently an actor, a rich expat who sloped off to the USA some years ago and has a dead posh dwelling there till this very day.

    So whatever befalls the Scots post-Brexit, it won’t befall him.

    However, he’s now apologised.

    Not that anyone really cares.

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    Had he said the same thing about so-called ‘refugees,’ or the various protected species whom everyone rushes about being desperate not to offend with bacon butties in school lunches or Porky Pig cartoons in kindergarten….

    ‘We have a new menu for school dinners starting on April 20, 2015.  ‘Please be assured there is no pork on the menu and the sausages served are halal chicken.’   On a Fishy Note – Where’s the Bacon, Miss? UK Stealth Halal? 

    …no mere apology would have sufficed.

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    Scrooge McDuck – ‘Mean Scot’  stereotype- yet to be banned?

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    Even ‘Irish jokes’ – my old fave about why Jesus wasn’t born in Ireland ( God’s inability to find either three wise men or a virgin!) might risk prosecution.
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    Humour these days, like free speech etc., is often curtailed by PC censorship.
    So in the end, one must nod agreement when Cumming retorts – “I guess I’m just a daft jock who assumes people still find humour amusing.”No, he’s a daft jock who should realise that centuries of achievement together, building the greatest empire the world has ever known, have bonded the destinies of Scots, English, Welsh and Ulsterfolk…


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    …infinitely more closely than Brits could ever be with the nations of the Continent, all of which have admirable qualities, but are not, and never will be, the close kin that British people are to one another. 

    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/film/alan-cumming/alan-cumming-apologises-for-stupid-english-people-brexit-remarks-1-4185168

     
  • ross1948 6:59 am on May 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    24th May, Empire Day, 23rd June, Independence Day! 


    Yes, the 24th May has rolled around again, so what a splendid excuse –  not right now, it’s 8am! –  for a glass of Jim Beam!

    Although the British Empire did not, as Churchill famously hoped, last for a thousand years, its achievements still echo around the world..,

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    …and those of us whose forebears were part of the great diaspora that established ‘dominion over palm and pine,’ toiling so hard and travelling so far, should take pride in  their glorious achievements. It’s a great shame that children in many of our schools don’t learn to share that pride.

    The Empire is gone, but Britain, despite the many travails it has suffered through the folly of almost all post-Churchill governments, remains.

    How ironic, then, that ‘Remain’ is currently the watch-word of those who would keep Britannia enchained to the supranational enemy in Brussels.


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    Wherever you are, if British you are, please redouble your efforts in the cause of deliverance from durance vile. 

    Independence Day falls in just under one month from today.

     

     

     
  • ross1948 8:53 am on December 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , British Empire, John Keay, Last Post: End Of Empire In The Far East, , ,   

    ‘Last Post: End Of Empire In The Far East’ – by John Keay 


    Last Post: The End Of Empire In The Far East

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    Keay can’t be described as a big fan of  the British Empire, which did so much good wherever its bounds were set over palm and pine,  nor of the other Western colonial endeavours.
    But he is easy to read, gives much detail (not least on the Battle of Surabaya) and has a plethora of anecdotes – I particularly enjoyed his brief account of one old Shanghai flesh-pot!
    I’d only quarrel (very mildly) with the title.
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    Given Red China’s grotesque imperialism in Tibet, it can hardly be said there has been any true end to empire in the Far East.  And he could have said a lot more about the cruel joke called the ‘Act of Free Choice’ in Papua, a terrible testament to the evil hypocrisy which is the United Nations.
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    But he quickly defines his sphere of interest and if you have a long delay in the airport plus a few hours in the air, you’ll make short work of his compact history of decolonisation.
     
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