Friday, March 11, 2011

Churchill Blunt

"We have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy."

One refuge that Great Satan's Vulcans clung to in the darkest days on and after 911 - were found in the witty wisdom of the blunt smoking, blunt spoken Sir Winnie. 

Eons after Great Britain's remarkable PM gave his remarkable Iron Curtain speech - checking it out again amidst Arab League's struggle for something (hopefully) far different from unnatural autocracy - Great Britain's fully crunk (and he's also kinda hot) Ambassador to Great Satan - the delish Sir Nigel Sheinwald recently rekindled Sir Winnie's blunt - (with a wicked little flashback to Uncle Tony) and shared a few hits on the 65th Anniversary

"...I sense a strong continuity with Churchill’s speech at Fulton: it is that the best guiding principle to policy-making in an era of profound and rapid change is to stay true to the values which we ourselves hold dear.  That means insisting on the right to peaceful protest, on freedom of speech including on the Internet, on freedom of assembly and the rule of law.  These are not just our values, but the entitlement of people everywhere.  They are the building blocks of plural, open societies.

Sir Winnie's psychic declaration is still hot eons later!

"...The power of the State is exercised without restraint, either by dictators or by compact oligarchies operating through a privileged party and a political police. It is not our duty at this time when difficulties are so numerous to interfere forcibly in the internal affairs of countries which we have not conquered in war. 

"...But we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.

"...All this means that the people of any country have the right, and should have the power by constitutional action, by free unfettered elections, with secret ballot, to choose or change the character or form of government under which they dwell; that freedom of speech and thought should reign; that courts of justice, independent of the executive, unbiased by any party, should administer laws which have received the broad assent of large majorities or are consecrated by time and custom. 

"...Here are the title deeds of freedom which should lie in every cottage home. Here is the message of the British and American peoples to mankind. 

Pic - "This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."